Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (5.11.18)


You may have noticed that we are using our Instant Pot more and more. In fact, we are using it so much these days that we are even writing a cookbook about it. Have you taken the plunge yet? If you haven’t and if you have questions about it, we have a post called Instant Pot 101 that will address all your questions, including which Instant Pot to buy. You’ll be seeing more and more Instant Pot recipes in the coming days. So grab your Instant Pot and join us on this amazing meal planning journey!

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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.

  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • Fiji Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/15/18):

  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • 2 for $5 Monterey Whole or Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms 8 oz. pkg.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.88 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese select varieties, 5 to 8 oz.
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, everyday low price, 14.5 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.68 per pound Gala, Granny Smith or Fiji Apples from Washington, lb.

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/15/18):

  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh True Chicken Boneless Breasts lb.
  • $4.99 Sir Kensington’s Mayo, Mustard or Ketchup select varieties, 10 to 20 oz.
  • $2.69 Kraft Natural Cheese Shreds, Chunks, Crumbles, Cub
  • 88¢ Fresh Lemons or Limes, each
  • 88¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Organic Driscoll’s Blueberries or Strawberries 6 or 16 oz.

 

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

easy breakfast casserole muffins

  • Yogurt with Raspberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/15/18):

  • 5 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $2.88 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese select varieties, 5 to 8 oz.
  • $7.99 per pound Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Deli Ham select varieties, lb.
  • $6.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, everyday low price, 128 fl. oz.
  • 10 for $7 Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 oz.
  • $2.18 Mott’s Applesauce or Juice select varieties, 6 pack – 4 oz. or 64 fl. oz.
  • $4.99 Organic Driscoll’s Blueberries or Strawberries 6 or 16 oz.

All-Natural Basic Cheese Sauce

  • Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/15/18):

  • $6.99 Strauss Grass Fed Fresh Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Pepperidge Farm Rolls or Buns select varieties, 14 to 15 oz.
  • $2.19 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Slices select varieties, 6.8 to 8 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $4.99 per pound New Crop Cherries from California, lb.

 

  • Peaches

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/15/18):

  • $2.99 Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter select varieties, 16 oz.
  • $2.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag
  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • 88¢ Red or Green Peppers each
  • $2.99 with fuel saver + perks® card Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, original or fully cooked, limit 1 per card, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 88¢ Fresh Lemons or Limes each
  • $2.88 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese select varieties, 5 to 8 oz.

  • Brown Rice
  • Pineapple

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/15/18):

  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh True Chicken Boneless Breasts lb.
  • $4.99 Aidells Gourmet Sausage or Meatballs select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, everyday low price, 14.5 oz.
  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • 88¢ Red or Green Peppers each
  • $2.88 Dole Celery Hearts each, earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 5 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $7.99 Wild Peeled & Deveined USA Gulf Shrimp Responsible Choice, 40 to 50 ct., 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.88 Del Monte Gold Pineapple, 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.Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. (sale ends 5/15/18)

2. Zucchini or Yellow Squash lb. (sale ends 5/15/2018)

3. Hy-Vee Tortillas select varieties, 14 to 17 oz. (sale ends 5/15/2018)

4. Green Giant Vegetables, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz. (6/3/18)

  • Deal: 2 for $5, earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the refrigerator for two weeks
  • Ways to Use This Item:Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Basic Roasted Vegetables

5. Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter select varieties, 16 oz.(sale ends 5/31/2018)

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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