Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (6.1.18)


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You’ll notice that week in and week out, we tag recipes on our menu plan as “FF” or freezer-friendly. We honestly believe that if you just start by doubling one recipe a week, you’ll be on the road to saving time and money. In fact, Polly recently wrote about 3 Reasons Freezer Cooking In the Summer is AWESOME, if you need motivation to get started. Want to learn more about this time-saving strategy to help you eat better? Start here.

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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.

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/5/18):

  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz. (earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased)
  • $2.48 Chi-Chi’s Tortillas select varieties, 8 or 10 ct.
  • 2 for $3 Hy-Vee Salsa or Picante Sauce select varieties, 15.5 or 16 oz.
  • $2.88 Organic Full Circle Salad select varieties, 5 oz. pkg.
  • $1.99 per lb. Red Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

English Muffin Pizzas from "From Freezer to Table" Cookbook (copyrighted)

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/5/18):

  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz. (earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased)
  • 2 for $4.00 Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers greenhouse grown, from Holland
  • 2 for $5.00 Driscoll’s Strawberries, Raspberries or Blueberries, select varieties, 6 or 16 oz. pkg.

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Mini Egg, Bacon and Spinach Quiches (FF)

Summer Peach Smoothie

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/5/18):

  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Bacon select varieties, limit 2 total, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $.88 That’s Smart! Grade A Fresh Large Eggs, limit 2, 12 ct. 
  • $.99 Ripe Peach from California
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Almond Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • buy 1, get 1 FREE MaraNatha Almond Butter or Spread select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $.29 That’s Smart! Bananas

Fiesta Chopped Salad

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/5/18):

  • $4.99 per lb. Fresh Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, lb.
  • $2.19 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Slices select varieties, 6.8 to 8 oz.
  • 2 for $4.00 Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers greenhouse grown, from Holland, each
  • $3.69 NatureSweet Glorys or Eclipses Tomatoes 10.5 oz. or 4 ct. (earn 1¢ off per gallon w/ purchase)

crispy baked drumsticks

Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

  • Steamed Mix Veggies 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/5/18):

  • $2.69 Just BARE Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs 20 oz.
  • $3.98 Melissa’s Potatoes select varieties, 24 oz. bag
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.

  • Blueberries and Raspberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/5/18):

  • $2.69 Just BARE Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs 20 oz.
  • $2.48 Dole Broccoli each
  • 88¢ That’s Smart! Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2, 12 ct.
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Driscoll’s Strawberries, Raspberries or Blueberries, select varieties, 6 or 16 oz. pkg.

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. Ripe Peaches (sale ends 6/5/18)

2. That’s Smart! Bananas (sale ends 6/2/2018)

3. That’s Smart! Grade A Fresh Large Eggs, limit 2, 12 ct. (sale ends 6/2/2018)

  • Deal: $.88
  • How to Store: In the fridge for up to 3 weeks
  • Ways to Use This Item: Try in one of these egg recipes from our Breakfast Recipe Index

4. Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables, select varieties, 10-16 ounce (sale end 6/5/18)

5. Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese, select varieties, 6 to 8 oz. (sale ends 6/5/18)

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…

 

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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