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


Real Food Menu Plan for October 6 to October 12: 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.

This week’s menu is full of freezer friendly foods, packed with real ingredients that your entire family will love. We also list all the items in each recipe that are on sale this week at Hy-Vee, making the plan a real food, freezer friendly menu plan that is budget friendly.  This week as you go through the menu, try to pick one or two items to double and stick in the freezer. Don’t know what to use to safely store your food in the freezer? You’ve come to the right place! In our post, Must Haves For Freezer Cooking, we lay everything out for you. Check it out and stock your freezer with us!

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Monday: Nikisha’s Baked Mac and Cheese, Steamed Broccoli, Cantaloupe

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna, Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette, Grapes

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

Thursday: Sausage Biscuit Nests, Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt, Bananas

Friday: Chicken, Brown Rice, and Veggie Casserole, Wilted Lettuce Salad, Sliced Apples

Saturday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Balsamic Sweet Potatoes, Sliced Pears

Sunday: Cilantro Lime Chicken, Guacamole with Tortilla Chips, Honeydew Melon

(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.

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/10/17):

  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, everyday low price, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $4.29 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, everyday low price, 64 fl. oz.
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Cage Free Omega 3 Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • $2.48 Dole Broccoli bunch
  • 2 for $5 Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe each earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/10/17):

  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, everyday low price, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Organic Hy-Vee Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Classico Pasta Sauce select varieties, 15 or 24 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.88 per pound Honeycrisp Apples from Washington, lb.
  • $2.49 per pound Sun World Scarlotta Red Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/10/17):

  • $2.99 Bob Evans Sausage select varieties, rolls, links, patties or gravy, 12 to 20 oz.
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Cage Free Omega 3 Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $6.49 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 79¢ per pound Organic Dole Bananas lb.

Chicken, Brown Rice, & Veggie Casserole

Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

  • Sliced Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/10/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.48 Hy-Vee Rice grain white or brown, instant brown or boil in a bag, 2 lb. or 14 oz.
  • 3 for $4 Hy-Vee Stir-Fry, Steam Quick or Mixed Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Organic Hy-Vee Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $1.88 per pound Honeycrisp Apples from Washington, lb.

pulled pork sandwich recipe

balsamic sweet potato recipe

  • Sliced Pears

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/10/17):

  • 99¢ per pound Bone-In Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, lb.
  • $1.88 Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce select varieties, 18 fl. oz.
  • $2.49 Hard Rolls bakery fresh, 8 ct.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.28 per pound Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.88 per pound Stemilt Red Pears from Washington, lb.

A fabulous guacamole recipe that feeds A LOT of people. So many fresh, real ingredients instead of those packs full of processed ingredients.

  • Honeydew Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/10/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb.
  • $4.99 Mission Hass Avocados 4 ct.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips, Veggie Chips or Sticks, select varieties, 7 or 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased 
  • $3.69 Kandy Dewlicious Honeydew Melon each

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. Bone-In Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, lb. (sale ends 10/10/2017)

2. Classico Pasta Sauce, select varieties, 15 or 24 oz. (sale ends 10/10/2017)

3. Aqua Star Pacific Salmon Fillet Responsible Choice, 12 oz. (sale ends 10/10/2017)

4. Hy-Vee Select Frozen Pasta select varieties, 14.5 to 25 oz.(sale ends 10/10/2017)

5. Organic Hy-Vee Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz. (sale ends 10/10/2017)

 

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.

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

 

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

We hope you enjoy this week’s menu plan!

Real Food Menu Plan for October 6 to October 12: 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.


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Comments

  1. Kelly says

    What a delicious healthy whole food meal plan! Thanks so much for the kind shout out on my sausage biscuit nests! So glad you all enjoy the recipe! With blessings and gratitude, Kelly