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


Real Food Menu Plan for November 25 to December 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.

Happy Black Friday! Do you shop all night, shop all day, or shop from the comfort of your home via the world wide web? However you go about your shopping, we have compiled a Holiday Gift Guide that might be helpful. And hey, while you’re doing all things Christmas, let us give you a break and plan your menu for you each week. After all, everyone still has to eat. By planning your menu each week, you can save time and money…and sanity.

 

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Monday: Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Apples

Tuesday: Pineapple Teriyaki Salmon, Brown Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Grapes

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

Thursday: 10 Minute Spinach and Cheddar Frittata, Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie, Pears

Friday: Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps, Basic Roasted Vegetables, Mandarins

Saturday: Broiled Cod with Parsley Almond Pesto, Couscous, Mango

Sunday: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, Crispy Parmesan Potato Wedges, Steamed Peas, Apples

(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.

A better mac and cheese with sneaky sweet potato

  • Green Beans
  • Apples

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/29/17):

  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Horizon Organic Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $4.49 Siggi’s Yogurt select varieties, 24 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 88¢ Green Giant Corn, Green Beans or Peas select varieties, 14.5 to 15.25 oz
  • $3.99 per pound Great Green Dragon Apples lb.

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/29/17):

  • $1.68 C&H Powdered or Brown Sugar select varieties, 2 lb.
  • $1.88 La Choy Sauce select varieties, 10 fl. oz.
  • $5.99 Fresh Skinless Atlantic Salmon Portion Responsible Choice, 4 oz.
  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $4 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 15.8 oz.
  • 99¢ That’s Smart! Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $2.69 per pound Misty Rose Red Seedless Grapes or Jade Green Seedless Grapes, exclusively at Hy-Vee, lb.

This quick, cheap, and protein-rich meal works for breakfast or dinner anytime.

healthy peanut butter cup smoothie

  • Pears

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/29/17):

  • Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs price varies by store, 18 ct.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $4.99 Horizon Organic Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Popeye Spinach 10 oz. pkg.11/2/2017 – 11/29/2017
  • $4.49 Siggi’s Yogurt select varieties, 24 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.99 Old Home All Natural Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter, 24 oz.
  • $3.99 Organic Full Circle Honey 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $4.99 Stemilt Lil’ Snapper Apples or Pears select varieties, 3 lb. pkg.

southwest chicken and bacon wrap

  • Mandarin Oranges

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/29/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Sonora Tortillas select varieties, 15.8 or 16.2 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $3.77 Farmland Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 12, 16 or 2.1 oz.
  • $3.49 NatureSweet Jubilees or Eclipse Tomatoes 4 ct. pkg.
  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $1.69 Grimmway Farms Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg.
  • $1.99 One Step Russet Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • $3.88 Halos Clementine Mandarins 3 lb. pkg.

Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

  • Mangoes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/29/17):

  • $6.99 per pound Alaska Cod Fillets Responsible Choice, previously frozen, lb.
  • 2 for $5 Mariposa Thyme, Rosemary, Sage or Italian Flat Parsley, Midwest grown, .75 oz. pkg. 
  • $4.49 Fresh Lemons or Satsuma Mandarins 2 lb. bag
  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $3 Mangoes ripe and ready to eat, each

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/29/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Skinless Thighs lb.
  • $1.88 La Choy Sauce select varieties, 10 fl. oz.
  • $1.68 C&H Powdered or Brown Sugar select varieties, 2 lb.
  • $3.99 Organic Full Circle Honey 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.99 One Step Russet Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • $14.99 per pound Sartori BellaVitano Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • 99¢ That’s Smart! Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $2.68 per pound Envy Apples from Washington, 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. Hy-Vee Select 100% Pure Maple Syrup 12 fl. oz. (sale ends 11/29/2017)

2. Ocean Spray Craisins select varieties, 5 or 6 oz. or 6 ct. (sale ends 11/29/2017)

3. Hy-Vee Sonora Tortillas select varieties, 15.8 or 16.2 oz.(sale ends 11/29/2017)

4.Slider Buns bakery fresh, white or wheat, 12 ct.(sale ends 11/29/2017)

5. Old Home All Natural Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter, 24 oz.(sale ends 11/29/2017)

 

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 November 25 to December 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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