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


Real Food Menu Plan for February 5 to February 11: 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.

I don’t know if you watch the sports calendar, but the Super Bowl is this week and that means one thing…sales at the grocery. I bet you thought I was going to say football?!? But nope. If you watch grocery stores, you’ll find all sorts of deals around major events, like holidays or sporting events. For example, at Christmas you’ll save on all variety of baking goods. Around Valentine’s day you’ll save on chocolates and sweets. But around the Super Bowl, you’ll save on party foods. While lots of party foods are processed junk, you can still stock up on some real food items like avocados, chicken wings, ribs, ground beef, etc. So keep your eyes open for real food that you can stock up on. As always, Hy-Vee has a great selection of sale items. Check out the menu plan below for some great ideas…whether you watch football or not.

 

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Monday: Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Pasta, Cheesy Pesto Bread, Oranges

Tuesday: Whole Grain Pizza Bread, Carrots with Homemade Ranch, Blueberries

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

Thursday: Mini Bacon, Spinach, and Egg Quiches, The Best Everyday Smoothie, Banana Boats

Friday: Mediterranean Shrimp, Couscous, Oven Roasted Broccoli, Apples

Saturday: Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches, Crispy Parmesan Potato Wedges, Cantaloupe

Sunday: Slow Cooker Sausage and Tortellini Soup, Tossed Salad with Balsamic Parmesan Dressing, Grapes

(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.

  • Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/4/18):

  • 2 for $5 Popeye Spinach 10 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $6.98 per pound Di Lusso Premium Cheese select varieties, lb.

 

Whole Grain Pizza Bread

  • Blueberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/4/18):

  • 69¢ Hy-Vee Pizza Sauce 15 oz.
  • 5 for $10 Kraft Shredded, Bar or Crumbles Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 5 w/coupon, purchase of 5 required, SLU 16730, 5 to 8 oz.
  • $3.49 Hormel Pepperoni select varieties, 3.75 to 8 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spice select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $1.99 Daisy Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese select varieties, 14 or 16 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever - Our family never gets tired of this delicious combination of juice, milk, fresh spinach, and tons of fruit.

The Banana Boat: The perfect after school snack!

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/4/18):

  • $3.99 Smithfield Bacon original or thick cut, 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 5 for $10 Kraft Shredded, Bar or Crumbles Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 5 w/coupon, purchase of 5 required, SLU 16730, 5 to 8 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Popeye Spinach 10 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $5.99 Organic Full Circle Milk select varieties, gallon earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $3.98 Simply Orange, Apple, Grapefruit or Cranberry Juice, select varieties, everyday low price, 1.75 liter
  • $1.00 Yoplait Greek Yogurt select varieties, everyday low price, 4 to 5.3 oz.
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Berries, Mixed Fruit or Rhubarb select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase

  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/4/18):

  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Cooked Shrimp Responsible Choice, 51 or 60 ct., 12 oz. pkg.
  • 2 for $1 Lemons or Limes each
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spice select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Cut Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.

Create the ultimate chicken sandwiches for any weeknight by prepping and freezing all the components ahead of time. This well-seasoned, versatile grilled chicken also works to top pasta or salads.

Crispy parmesan potato wedges. A great side dish!

  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/4/18):

  • $6.98 per pound Di Lusso Premium Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • $3.99 Smithfield Bacon original or thick cut, 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 98¢ Dole Iceberg Lettuce each
  • 88¢ per pound Roma Tomatoes lb.
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spice select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Cocktail Buns bakery fresh, white or wheat, 12 ct.

homemade balsamic salad dressing

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/4/18):

  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Tomato Sauce or Tomatoes select varieties, 28 or 29 oz.
  • 3 for $5 Philadelphia Cream Cheese original or 1/3 less fat, 8 oz.
  • $3.69 Smithfield Premium Breakfast Sausage select varieties, 12 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 98¢ Dole Iceberg Lettuce 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. Green Giant Cut Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz. (sale ends 2/4/2018)

2. Ripe Hass Avocados each (sale ends 2/4/2018)

3. Prego Pasta Sauce select varieties, 14.3 to 24 oz.(sale ends 2/4/2018)

4. Hy-Vee Berries, Mixed Fruit or Rhubarb select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.(sale ends 2/4/2018)

5. Our Special Recipe Bratwurst, Patties or Italian Sausage, select varieties, regular or skinless links, 3.75 oz. (sale ends 2/4/2018)

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 February 5 to February 11: 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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