Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”


Real Food Menu Plan for August 7 to August 13 : Real Food Menu Plan for September 8 to September 14: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

The countdown is on for the release of our new cookbook, From Freezer to Table. Things are really getting crazy around here. Having said that, we are still planning our menu and trying to get real food on the table most nights. Having a plan always makes dinner time more enjoyable. You know what else makes dinner time more enjoyable?!? Having a meal (or five) in the freezer to serve on those crazy, crazy nights. Check out our menu below and grab some ideas for your family!

 

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Monday: 15 Minute Lo Mein, Oven Roasted BroccoliMandarins

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Steak Chili, Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread, Sliced Red Pears

Wednesday: Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

Thursday: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes, No Fail Bacon, Honey Dew Melon

Friday: Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp, Brown Rice, Bacon Wrapped Green Beans, Grapes

Saturday: Chicken Spaghetti, Steamed Peas, Sliced Apples

Sunday: Asian Lettuce Wraps, Couscous, Strawberries

(FF) = Indicates a freezer-friendly recipe. Save time and money by doubling and freezing this recipe for another dinner later. Read Freezer Cooking 101 to learn more about this helpful strategy.

Note: These menu plans are focused around Hy-Vee sale items to help our local readers save money.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/12/17):

  • $1.18 Ronzoni Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $1.68 per pound Fresh Zucchini or Yellow Squash Midwest grown, lb.
  • $1.77 Monterey Whole White Mushrooms Midwest grown, 8 oz. pkg.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.49 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb. pkg.
  • 3 for $3 Red or Yellow Peppers each earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase 
  • $1.38 Hy-Vee Worcestershire, Soy, Tartar or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • $2.48 Dole Broccoli bunch
  • $6.99 Mandarins from Australia, 3 lb. bag

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/12/17):

  • 88¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.
  • $4.88 per pound Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, lb.
  • 29¢ Hy-Vee Green Beans or Corn select varieties, limit 6 total, 14.25 to 15 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • $1.88 per pound Stemilt Red Pears from Washington, lb.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/12/17):

  • $5.98 Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $3.69 Kandy Dewlicious Honeydew Melon each

  • Brown Rice
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/12/17):

  • $9.99 per pound Natural Raw Shrimp Responsible Choice, peeled and deveined, 31 to 40 ct., lb.
  • 2 for $1 Jumbo Garlic each
  • $5.98 Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $1.77 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 15.8 oz. 
  • $2.88 per pound Organic Green Grapes from California, lb.

  • Steamed Peas
  • Sliced Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/12/17):

  • $1.18 Ronzoni Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, lb.earn 4¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • 3 for $3 Red or Yellow Peppers each earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase 
  • $1.99 Mild Yellow Onions 3 lb. bag
  • 3 for $4 Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Gala Apples from Washington, lb.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 9/12/17):

  • 2 for $7 Jennie-O Fresh Ground Turkey original or Italian, 16 oz.
  • $1.99 Mild Yellow Onions 3 lb. bag
  • 2 for $1 Jumbo Garlic each
  • $2.49 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb. pkg.
  • $1.38 Hy-Vee Worcestershire, Soy, Tartar or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • 99¢ Red Ripe Strawberries limit 2, 1 lb. pkg.

Shopping for “real food” in bulk and utilizing the freezer or pantry for storage is another super smart way to save money and eat healthier! Simply fill your cart with these Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals from Hy-Vee while the price is hot, then store and use later. We’ve even given you ideas of how to store and use each of them.

1. Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, lb (sale ends 9/12/2017)

2. Hy-Vee One Step Potatoes, 5 lb. bag (sale ends 9/12/2017)

3. Hy-Vee Bagels select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. (sale ends 9/12/2017)

  • Deal: 3 for $5, earn 15¢ a gallon w/purchase of 3, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the freezer for up to 6 months
  • Ways to Use This Item:Veggie Sandwich on a Whole Grain Bagel

4. Fresh Zucchini or Yellow Squash Midwest grown, lb.  (sale ends 9/12/2017)

5. Organic Full Circle Broth select varieties, 32 oz (sale ends 10/4/2017)

 

Online Shopping feature! Save time and hassle by ordering your groceries online from any Hy-Vee of Columbia. If you spend $100, delivery is FREE!! (What!?) If not, it’s only $4.95 for delivery or $2.95 to pick up! (What!?) Listen to Polly explain how she uses it to save time and money…

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For a step-by-step tutorial, read Polly’s post about using Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online. It’s so easy!

Learn more about our cookbook, From Freezer to Table, and all of our fabulous pre-order gifts.

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

Bonus Offers for Pre-Ordering From Freezer to Table Cookbook

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!

 


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