Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (6.8.18)


Isn’t summer time the best? Even though there are places to be and things to do, there is just such a relaxed vibe. There just seems to be a little extra time to read a book (or a blog post like 8 Things Polly is Loving These Days) or linger at the pool or spend time with friends. Speaking of spending time with friends…you know what makes that time even sweeter?? Not having to work away in the kitchen. You can have prepared meals in your freezer so you can just pull them out, thaw them, and have a lovely, stress free time. Using a grill is one of my favorite ways to entertain in the summer. If you need grilling ideas, check out this post with 30+ Real Food Grilling Recipes. Happy Summer everyone!

 

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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.

  • Fresh Pineapple

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/12/18):

  • 2 for $3 Red or Yellow Peppers each
  • $3.99 Earthbound Farm Organic Salad buy 1, get 1 FREE, select varieties, limit 1 w/coupon, 5 oz.
  • $2.88 Crystal Farms Parmesan Cheese Cup select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Extra Light or Pure Olive Oil 16.9 fl. oz.
  • $2.99 Del Monte Gold Pineapple each

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/12/18):

  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Extra Light or Pure Olive Oil 16.9 fl. oz.
  • $3.49 Vidalia Onions 4 lb. pkg.
  • 2 for $3 Red or Yellow Peppers each
  • $7.99 Strauss Grass Fed Beef Boneless Top Sirloin Steak 8 oz.
  • $3.49 Black and Gold Red Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • $3.99 per pound Fresh Asparagus lb.

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Chicken and Apple Bites

Banana Split Power Smoothie

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/12/18):

  • $1.78 per pound Pinata or Pink Lady Apples from Washington, lb.
  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh True Chicken Breast Tenderloins
  • $2.88 Crystal Farms Parmesan Cheese Cup select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Extra Light or Pure Olive Oil 16.9 fl. oz.
  • $6.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, everyday low price, 128 fl. oz.
  • $3.99 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.49 Hy-Vee Cottage Cheese select varieties, limit 1 total w/coupon, LU 14530, 24 oz.
  • $2.99 Del Monte Gold Pineapple each

Cobb Salad

  • French Baguette

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/12/18):

  • $3.99 Earthbound Farm Organic Salad buy 1, get 1 FREE, select varieties, limit 1 w/coupon, 5 oz.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Extra Light or Pure Olive Oil 16.9 fl. oz.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Grape Tomatoes pint pkg.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.77 Organic Full Circle Omega-3 Grade A Eggs 12 ct.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.69 Grimmway Farms Microwavable Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg.
  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh True Chicken Breast Tenderloins lb.
  • $2.99 with fuel saver + perks® card Hormel Black Label Bacon select varieties, limit 1 per card, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 2 for $3 Large Avocados each
  • $7.99 Hy-Vee Sliced or Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 2 lb.earn 10¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct., 8 oz.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
 

5-ingredient mac and cheese

  • Steamed Peas
  • Lemon Drop Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/12/18):

  • $4.88 Aqua Star Pacific Salmon Fillets Responsible Choice, 12 oz. earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Extra Light or Pure Olive Oil 16.9 fl. oz.
  • $7.99 Hy-Vee Sliced or Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 2 lb.earn 10¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $6.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, everyday low price, 128 fl. oz.
  • $3.29 Sir Kensington’s Mustardselect varieties, 9 oz.
  • 4 for $5 Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Kandy Lemon Drop Melon each
  • Green Beans
  • Peaches

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 6/12/18):

  • $1.99 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh True Chicken Whole Fryer Chicken lb.
  • $1.69 Grimmway Farms Microwavable Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg.
  • $3.49 Black and Gold Red Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • 99¢ per pound Vidalia Onions lb.
  • 98¢ Del Monte Vegetables select varieties, everyday low price, 11 to 15.25 oz.
  • $1.99 per pound Georgia Peaches 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. Organic Full Circle Omega-3 Grade A Eggs 12 ct.(sale ends 7/8/18)

2. Grimmway Farms Microwavable Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg. (sale ends 6/12/2018)

3. Hy-Vee Fresh True Chicken Whole Fryer Chicken lb. (sale ends 7/1/2018)

4. Siggi’s Yogurt select varieties, 24 oz. (sale end 6/12/18)

5. Hy-Vee Sour Cream select varieties, 16 oz. (sale ends 6/12/18)

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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