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


Real Food Menu Plan for October 27 to November 1: 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.

It’s that time of the week again…the time where we offer a family approved, freezer friendly, real food meets reality menu plan. Each week we offer a menu plan that is easy to prepare and follow, but do you want to know what could make your life even easier?? Actually, there are two things:

  1. Have these menu plans emailed directly to you each time they post on Friday.
  2. Start a Freezer Club.

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Monday: Fresh Pasta with Lemon, Rosemary, and Pinenuts, Cheesy Pesto Bread, Grapes

Tuesday: Honey Garlic Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Apples

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

Thursday: Oven Omelet, “Kale Me Maybe” Smoothie, Mangoes

Friday:Beefy Baked Ravioli, Tossed Salad, French Baguette, Pineapple

Saturday: Yummy Fish Sticks, 5 Ingredient Mac and Cheese, Green Beans, Pears

Sunday: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken. Brown Rice, Steamed Brussel Sprouts, Grapes

(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.

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/31/17):

  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 3 for $2 Fresh Limes or Lemons each
  • 99¢ Fresh Collard, Turnip, Mustard Greens or Kale bunch
  • $1.49 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 2 total, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $1.48 per pound Columbine Vineyards Red Seedless Grapes lb.

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/31/17):

  • $1.88 per pound Bone In Pork Loin or Center Cut Chops fresh Blue Ribbon, lb.
  • $2.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 5 lb.
  • 98¢ That’s Smart! Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $2.28 per pound Honeycrisp Apples from Washington, lb.

Easy oven omelet recipe

The combo of mango, cinnamon, and vanilla almond milk create an interesting Indian-inspired cool treat that totally masks any bitterness from the kale.

  • Mangoes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/31/17):

  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $3.50 Fairlife Milk select varieties, 52 fl. oz.
  • $1.49 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 2 total, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • 99¢ Fresh Collard, Turnip, Mustard Greens or Kale bunch
  • $2.99 Silk Almondmilk, Soymilk, Coconutmilk, Cashewmilkselect varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • 99¢ Mangoes Ripe and Ready to eat, each

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/31/17):

  • $3.99 Giovanni Rana Refrigerated Pasta or Sauce select varieties, 7 to 15 oz.
  • 2 for $3 Prego Pasta Sauce select varieties, 14.3 to 24 oz.
  • $4.98 per pound Lean Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, 1 lb. roll
  • $3.28 Smithfield Roll Sausage 16 oz.
  • $1.49 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 2 total, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $3.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix buy 1, get 1 FREE, select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $2.88 Del Monte Gold Jumbo Pineapple each

5-ingredient mac and cheese

  • Green Beans
  • Pears

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/31/17):

  • $6.99 Sea Best Tilapia or Swai Responsible Choice, 2 lb.
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $3.50 Fairlife Milk select varieties, 52 fl. oz.
  • 10 for $8 Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.49 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 2 total, 6.4 to 8 oz.
  • $2.99 Di Lusso Sauce, Mustard or Aioli select varieties, 8.5 to 10.5 oz.
  • 98¢ That’s Smart! Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $4.99 Stemilt Lil’ Snapper Apples or Pears 3 lb.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/31/17):

  • $1.18 per pound Hy-Vee Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs100% natural, value pack, lb.
  • 98¢ That’s Smart! Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $1.48 per pound Columbine Vineyards Red Seedless Grapes lb.

 

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. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.(sale ends 10/31/2017)

2. Thomas’ Original English Muffins 12 oz.(sale ends 10/31/2017)

3. Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 2 total, 6.4 to 8 oz. (sale ends 10/27/2017)

4.Boneless Beef New York Strip Steak Hy-Vee Choice Reserve, USDA Choice, 8 oz.(sale ends 10/31/2017)

5. That’s Smart! Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.(sale ends 11/1/2017)

 

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!

Take a 60 second peek inside our cookbook, From Freezer to Table.

 

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 27 to November 1: 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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