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


Real Food Menu Plan for January 29 to February 4: 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.

We are in the heart of winter. Some of my favorite things about winter are the hearty foods we enjoy this time of year like soups and chilis and stews. Another one of my favorite things is when soups and chilis and stews combine with vegetables to make healthy meals that will nourish our families well. This week, you’ll notice lots of veggies and fruits on the menu plan to keep us all going during these winter months. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Monday: Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup, Simple Skillet Cornbread, Grapes

Tuesday: My Favorite Cobb Salad, French Baguette, Oranges

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

Thursday: Best Bran MuffinsBacon (made in the oven), Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Friday: Baked Italian Meatballs, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas, Pineapple

Saturday: Salmon Burgers with Slaw, Roasted Asparagus, Cantaloupe

SundaySlow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies, Garlicky Green Beans, Apples

(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.

Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup recipe. Delicious!

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31/18):

  • 2 for $5 Pacific Organic Soup or Broth select varieties, 8 to 32 fl. oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.99 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. bagearn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $8.49 Kraft Athenos or Classico Olive Oil 25.3 fl. oz.
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spice select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $1.38 per pound Fresh Zucchini or Yellow Squash lb.
  • 88¢ per pound Roma Tomatoes lb.
  • $2.88 per pound Green Seedless Grapes lb.

 

Cobb Salad

  • French Baguette
  • Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31/18):

  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Organic Salad Mixes select varieties, 5 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 88¢ per pound Roma Tomatoes lb. 
  • $2.59 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega 3 Cage Free Eggs, 1 dozen
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Cut Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • $4.99 Just BARE Chicken Breasts 14 oz. 
  • $3.99 Applegate Naturals Sliced Lunchmeat and Baconselect varieties, 7 or 8 oz.
  • 2 for $1 Ripe Hass Avocados each
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Crumbled Feta Cheese select varieties, 4 oz.
  • $8.49 Kraft Athenos or Classico Olive Oil 25.3 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $1 Lemons or Limes each
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Specialty Mustard select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 fl. oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $5 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct.
  • $1.88 per pound Zeal Cara Cara Navel Oranges lb.

how to cook bacon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31/18):

  • 2 for $6 Post Great Grains, Bran Flakes or Grape Nuts select varieties, 13.5 to 20.5 oz.
  • $4.79 Sue Bee Squeeze Bottle Honey 12 oz.
  • $2.59 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega 3 Cage Free Eggs, 1 dozen
  • $4.98 Crisco Coconut Oil 27 fl. oz.
  • $3.99 Applegate Naturals Sliced Lunchmeat and Baconselect varieties, 7 or 8 oz.
  • $4.99 Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, 32 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Family Size Fruit select varieties, 48 oz.
  • $5.99 Organic Full Circle Milk select varieties, gallon earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 79¢ per pound Dole Organic Bananas lb.

Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

  • Steamed Peas
  • Pineapple

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31/18):

  • $6.99 Strauss Grass Fed Fresh Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz.
  • $2.59 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega 3 Cage Free Eggs, 1 dozen
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • 5 for $5 Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $3 Misfits Pineapple each

  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31/18):

  • $5.99 Verlasso Skinless Salmon Responsible Choice, fresh farm raised, 4 oz.
  • $2.59 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega 3 Cage Free Eggs, 1 dozen
  • 2 for $1 Lemons or Limes each
  • $4.99 Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, 32 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Jumbo Cantaloupe each

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31/18):

  • $1.99 per pound Hy-Vee True Whole Chicken lb
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spice select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $1.99 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. bagearn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • $1.88 per pound Stemilt Artisan Organic Gala or Fuji Apples 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. Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 1/31/2018)

2. HealthMarket Organic Fruit select varieties, 8 to 10 oz. (sale ends 1/31/2018)

3. Hy-Vee Select Frozen Pasta select varieties, 14.5 to 25 oz. (sale ends 1/31/2018)

4. Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb. (sale ends 2/4/2018)

5. Hy-Vee True Whole Chicken lb. (sale ends 1/31/2018)

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!

Real Food Menu Plan for January 29 to February 4: 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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Comments

  1. I’ve been thinking about starting this weekly meny planning, and I got inspired with your week, think I’ll use a very similar plan for my first week. Thank you for sharing!