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


Real Food Menu Plan for October 20 to October 26: 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.

Welcome to our weekly Real Food Meets Reality Menu Plan! Each week we offer freezer friendly menu options that your entire family will love. New to freezer cooking? You have landed in just the right spot. We’ve recently written a cookbook, From Freezer to Table, that you will love, but we’ve also put together an entire blog post on How to Store Your Freezer Meals. We are so glad you’re here. Grab a pencil, some paper, and plan with us!
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Monday: Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce, Simple Blender Hummus with Red Pepper Slices, Strawberries

Tuesday: Garlic-Lemon Buttered Shrimp, Couscous, Steamed Sugar Snap Peas, Grapes

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

Thursday: Egg-in-a-Hole, Yogurt, Pears

Friday: Pulled Pork with a Mexican Flair, Brown Rice, Sweet and Savory Roasted Carrots, Honeydew Melon

Saturday: Crispy Oven “Fried” Chicken, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower, Baked Potatoes, Sliced Apples

Sunday: Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Garlic Bread, Blackberries

(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.

simple blender hummus recipe

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/24/17):

  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Chopped Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 79¢ Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 15.8 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Red, Orange or Yellow Sweet Peppers from Holland, eachearn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $5 Strawberries or Blackberries 1 lb. or 6 oz. pkg.

  • Couscous
  • Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/24/17):

  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Cooked Shrimp Responsible Choice, 51 or 60 ct., 12 oz. pkg.
  • 3 for $2 Fresh Limes or Lemons each
  • $4.98 Mann’s Sugar Snap Peas 15 oz.
  • $2.48 per pound Columbine Vineyards Holiday Red Seedless Grapes lb.

  • Yogurt
  • Pears

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/24/17):

  • $2.99 Brownberry or Oroweat Wide Pan Bread select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $3.79 Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, 4 ct.
  • $1.68 per pound Sweet Bartlett Pears from Washington, lb.

Great pulled pork recipe that is made in the dutch oven. Packed with flavor and makes a ton!

  • Honeydew Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/24/17):

  • 99¢ per pound Bone In Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, limit 2 packages, lb.
  • 3 for $2 Fresh Limes or Lemons each
  • 2 for $4 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 15.8 oz.
  • $1.69 Grimmway Farms Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg.
  • $2.99 Kandy Golden Honeydew Melon each

  • Sliced Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/24/17):

  • $3.99 per pound Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast buy 1 pkg., get 1 FREE, equal or lesser value, 100% natural, lb
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Specialty Mustard select varieties, 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 3 for $2 Fresh Limes or Lemons each
  • $2.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 5 lb.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Chopped Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.38 per pound New Crop Stemilt Braeburn Apples from Washington, lb.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/24/17):

  • $3.99 per pound Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast buy 1 pkg., get 1 FREE, equal or lesser value, 100% natural, lb
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Chopped Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 5 for $4 Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.earn 5¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $5 Bertolli or Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce select varieties, 15 to 24 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $5 Strawberries or Blackberries 1 lb. or 6 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. Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (sale ends 10/24/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.(sale ends 10/21/2017)

3. Bone In Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, limit 2 packages, lb. (sale ends 10/21/2017)

4.Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.(sale ends 10/24/2017)

5. Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey or Patties select varieties, 1 or 1.2 lb.(sale ends 10/24/2017)

 

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!

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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