Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (3.9.18)


Welcome to our weekly menu plan! Below, you’ll find some helpful tips when navigating our menu plan from week to week. I wanted to draw your attention to one term that you’ll see several times each week and that’s “FF”. This stands for “freezer friendly”. Whenever you see this notation, know that you can double (or triple!) this recipe to stock your freezer. Once your freezer is stocked and you know how to safely thaw your freezer meals you’ll be well on your way to dinner time perfection.

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Tips for Using Our Plan:

Pick and Choose: Just by having a simple plan in place before the week begins, you’ll be saving money and time. Pick and choose what meals work best for your family from our list and include in your own plan.

Double and Freeze: Every week you’ll see “FF (meaning freezer-friendly) next to several recipes in the menu. Simply double and freeze one batch for another dinner later. Read Freezer Cooking 101 to learn more.

Plan Around the Sales at Hy-Vee: Our menu plans are sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) and are focused around their sale items to help our local readers save money. You’ll find a grocery list of sale items that are included in the recipes under each day.

Stock Up and Save: Scroll to the bottom to discover our pick’s for “Hy-Vee’s Top 5 Real Food Deals” of the week. Stock up, store, and then use these later using our suggestions.

  • Brown Rice
  • Red Seedless Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 3/13/18):

  • $1.29 per pound Sweet Yellow Onions lb.
  • $2.49 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 32 oz. pkg.
  • 2 for $3 Yellow, Red or Orange Peppers greenhouse grown, each
  • $2.98 Silk or So Delicious Almond, Coconut, Soy or Cashew Milk, select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $2.88 Hy-Vee Grape Tomatoes pint
  • Spice Island Gourmet Spices $1 OFF regular price. select varieties, price varies by store, .10 to 3.5 oz.
  • $1.58 Hy-Vee Long Grain, Instant or Brown Riceselect varieties, 14 or 32 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.48 per pound Red Seedless Grapes lb.

  • Couscous
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Pineapple

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 3/13/18):

  • $4.99 (with fuel saver + perks® card) Hy-Vee Cooked Shrimp Responsible Choice, 51 or 60 ct., limit 1 per card, 12 oz. pkg.
  • $6.99 Bertolli Olive Oils select varieties, 17 fl. oz.
  • $1.49 (with fuel saver + perks® card) Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, limit 1 per card, 9.5 to 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Del Monte Gold Pineapple each

 

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

The Banana Boat: The perfect after school snack!

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 3/13/18):

  • $7.99 per pound Di Lusso Premium Thin-Sliced Deli Ham select varieties, lb.
  • $2.28 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Fed Grade A Brown Eggs dozen
  • $6.98 per pound Di Lusso Premium Sliced Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • $4.99 Enjoy Life Gluten-Free Baking Chocolates select varieties, 9 or 10 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase

  • Navel Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 3/13/18):

  • $2.99 per pound Fresh Boneless Skinless Lean Chicken Breast from our service case, lb.
  • 88¢ Hunt’s Pasta Sauce select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Panko or Bread Crumbs select varieties, 6 or 10 oz.
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, everyday low price, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $2.68 per pound Fresh Brussels Sprouts lb.
  • $5.99 Natural Choice Bacon select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $6.88 Bertolli Olive Oils select varieties, 17 fl. oz.
  • Spice Island Gourmet Spices $1 OFF regular price. select varieties, price varies by store, .10 to 3.5 oz.
  • $3.99 Kerrygold Butter select varieties, 8 oz.
  • $1.88 per pound Cara Cara Navel Oranges from California, lb.

 

Freezer Friendly Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes. This surprising freezer meal can make a great healthy dinner or even a side dish for a large group. Made with real food ingredients too!

  • Honeydew Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 3/13/18):

  • $6.99 per pound Strauss Grass Fed Fresh Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Pepperidge Farm Buns or Rolls select varieties, 14 to 15 oz.
  • $6.98 per pound Di Lusso Premium Sliced Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • 99¢ per pound Red or Gold B-Size Potatoes lb.
  • $2.48 Dole Broccoli each
  • $5.99 Natural Choice Bacon select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $3.48 Fresh Honeydew Melons each

  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 3/13/18):

  • $2.99 per pound Fresh Boneless Skinless Lean Chicken Breast from our service case, lb.
  • $1.29 per pound Sweet Yellow Onions lb.
  • 77¢ Swanson Broth select varieties, 14 or 14.5 oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Red or Gold B-Size Potatoes lb.
  • $1.49 (with fuel saver + perks® card) Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, limit 1 per card, 9.5 to 16 oz.
  • $1.29 Hy-Vee Whipping Cream or Half & Half 8 or 16 fl. oz.
  • $1.88 per pound Pink Lady 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. Hunt’s Pasta Sauce select varieties, 24 oz. (sale ends 3/13/2018)

2. Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb. (sale ends 3/13/2018)

3. Hy-Vee Long Grain, Instant or Brown Rice select varieties, 14 or 32 oz.(sale ends 4/1/2018)

4. Organic Full Circle Salsa select varieties, 16 oz. (sale ends 3/13/2018)

5. Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket or Full Circle Frozen Fruit, select varieties, 8 or 10 oz. (sale ends 3/13/2018)

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!


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