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


Real Food Menu Plan for October 13 to October 19: 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.

Every week we share a family friendly menu plan with some of our favorite recipes. We then take those recipes and match them with the weekly sale ad at Hy-Vee to give you the most bang for your buck, but did you know we actually have 10 favorite recipes? Yep. We worked together to compile a recipe book that you can print off for FREE and it includes our top 10 favorite recipes. All you have to do it sign up at the top or bottom of this page. Easy peasy.

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Monday: Black Bean Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce, Avocado LIme Salsa with Carrots, Pineapple

Tuesday: No Peek Beef Stew, French Baguette, Grapes

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

Thursday: Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas, Kale Me Maybe Smoothie, Bananas

Friday: Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls, Cheesy Pesto Bread, Apples

Saturday: Rosemary Shrimp Scampi, Tossed Salad, Peaches

Sunday: Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Rainbow Kale Slaw, Boiled Baby Potatoes, Honeydew Melon

(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.

  • Pineapple

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/17/17):

  • $1.79 Azteca Fajita or Homestyle Tortillas 10 or 8 ct.
  • 2 for $6 Dole Salad Blend all natural, select varieties, 5 to 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $5.99 per pound Hy-Vee Quality Deli Sliced Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • 48¢ Hy-Vee Green Beans or Corn select varieties, 14.25 to 15.25 oz.
  • 3 for $2 Fresh Limes or Lemons each
  • $1.69 Grimmway Carrot Chips, Stixx or Shredded 10 to 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.98 Del Monte Gold Jumbo Pineapple each

  • French Baguette
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/17/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Beef Stew Meat Hy-Vee Choice Reserve, USDA Choice, lb.
  • $1.69 Grimmway Carrot Chips, Stixx or Shredded 10 to 16 oz. pkg.
  • 48¢ Hy-Vee Green Beans or Corn select varieties, 14.25 to 15.25 oz.
  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Condensed Cream Soup buy 3, get 1 FREE, select varieties, 10.5 or 10.75 oz.
  • $2.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 5 lb.
  • $2.88 per pound Columbine Vineyards Autumn King Green Seedless Grapes, lb.

Kale Me Maybe Smoothie

  • Bananas

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/17/17):

  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Cage Free Omega 3 Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $1.79 Azteca Fajita or Homestyle Tortillas 10 or 8 ct. 
  • $5.99 per pound Hy-Vee Quality Deli Sliced Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • 2 for $6 Dole Salad Blend all natural, select varieties, 5 to 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.99 Smithfield Bacon select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 99¢ Fresh Collard, Turnip, Mustard Greens or Kale bunch
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Almondmilk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 79 per pound Organic Dole Bananas lb.

  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/17/17):

  • $4.88 Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Skinless Breasts lb.
  • 2 for $6 Dole Salad Blend all natural, select varieties, 5 to 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee Homestyle Salsa select varieties, lb.
  • 2 for $4 Dairy Pure Sour Cream or Land O’Lakes Dip select varieties, 16 oz.
  • $5.99 per pound Hy-Vee Quality Deli Sliced Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • 68¢ per pound Stemilt Red or Golden Delicious Apples from Washington, lb.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/17/17):

  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Raw EZ-Peel Shrimp Responsible Choice, 51 to 60 ct., 16 oz. pkg.
  • 3 for $2 Fresh Limes or Lemons each
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $6 Dole Salad Blend all natural, select varieties, 5 to 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.88 per pound Ripe’N Ready Peaches from California, lb. 

This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes

  • Honeydew Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/17/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Boneless Pork Top Loin Roast or Chef’s Prime Roast fresh Blue Ribbon, lb.
  • 99¢ Fresh Collard, Turnip, Mustard Greens or Kale bunch
  • $1.69 Grimmway Carrot Chips, Stixx or Shredded 10 to 16 oz. pkg.
  • 68¢ per pound Stemilt Red or Golden Delicious Apples from Washington, lb.
  • $3.59 Hellmann’s Mayonnaise select varieties, regular or organic, 20 to 30 fl. oz. or 15 fl. oz.
  • $3.99 Siggi’s Yogurt select varieties, 24 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 3 for $2 Fresh Limes or Lemons each
  • $2.99 Kandy Golden Honeydew Melon 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. Stemilt Red or Golden Delicious Apples from Washington, lb. (sale ends 10/17/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Almondmilk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.(sale ends 10/17/2017)

3. Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips, Veggie Chips or Sticks, select varieties, 7 or 12 oz. (sale ends 10/17/2017)

  • Deal: 2 for $4, earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the pantry for up to a year
  • Ways to Use This Item:Use it with Texas Caviar Dip or Avocado Lime Salsa

4. Hy-Vee Green Beans or Corn select varieties, 14.25 to 15.25 oz.(sale ends 10/17/2017)

5. Boneless Pork Top Loin Roast or Chef’s Prime Roast fresh Blue Ribbon, lb.(sale ends 10/17/2017)

 

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!

Learn more about our cookbook, From Freezer to Table.

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

 

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 October 13 to October 19: 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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  1. Rhonda says

    thank you for the app to have your basic 10 recipes ~