Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (4.27.18)


One of our favorite seasons is upon us…grilling season. It may still be a little cold and rainy in our neck of the woods, but by golly, it’s time to grill. Using the grill combines two of our favorite things:

1) Supper on the table very simply.

2) Freezer Cooking

I mean…does it get much better?!? If you are needing a few tried and true, real food grilling recipes we would suggest you check out 30+ Real Food Grilling Recipes. It’s grilling season friends!

 

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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.

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/30/18):

  • 2 for 5 Dole Salad Blend select varieties, 5 to 12 oz.
  • $2.68 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Cage Free Eggs dozen
  • 99¢ per pound Red Seedless Grapes lb.

  • Couscous
  • Mandarins

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/30/18):

  • $9.99 per pound Hy-Vee Raw Shrimp peeled and deveined, Responsible Choice, 31 to 40 ct., lb.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Cut Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 12 oz. pkg.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $5.98 Halos Mandarins 3 lb. pkg.

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

It's like magic! These Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs really are cooked perfectly and peel easily. I can't believe it!

  • Blackberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/30/18):

  • $1.99 per pound Organic Red Delicious Apples from Washington, lb.
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .1 to 1.45 oz.
  • $3.99 Silk Almondmilk vanilla or original, 96 fl. oz.
  • $2.68 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Cage Free Eggs dozen
  • 2 for $5 Driscoll’s Raspberries or Blackberries 6 oz. pkg.

This southwest chicken tender marinade is sure to please all the eaters in your house. This healthy, freezer friendly dinner idea is full of flavor, but not spicy. Great make-ahead meal or for freezer parties or freezer clubs!

Instant Pot with macaroni and cheese

  • Ripe Anjou Pears

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/30/18):

  • $3.88 per pound Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Chicken Breast from our service meat case, no antibiotics, cage free, lb.
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .1 to 1.45 oz.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 2 lb.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $6.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, everyday low
  • $1.88 per pound Fresh Green Beans lb.
  • $3.88 Hormel Black Label Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $1.78 per pound Ripe Anjou Pears from Washington, lb.

homemade balsamic salad dressing

  • French Bread
  • Red Seedless Watermelon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/30/18):

  • $2.28 Barilla Gluten Free, Organic or Plus Pasta select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $4 with fuel saver + perks® card Kraft Shredded, Chunk or Crumbles Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 2 per card, 5 to 8 oz.
  • $2.97 Crystal Farms Ricotta Cheese select varieties, 15 oz.
  • $2.68 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Cage Free Eggs dozen
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .1 to 1.45 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Classico Pasta Sauce select varieties, 15 or 24 oz.
  • $3.98 Organic Full Circle Salad select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $4.98 Whole Red Seedless Watermelon each

  • Brown Rice
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/30/18):

  • $2.48 per pound Pork Loin Bone In Assorted Chops fresh Blue Ribbon, lb.
  • 99¢ per pound Red Onions lb.
  • 99¢ Dole Celery each
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .1 to 1.45 oz.
  • $6.99 Dark Horse Wine select varieties, not available at all locations, deposit where required, 750 ml.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Cut Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 12 oz. pkg.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.99 per pound Organic Red Delicious Apples from Washington, 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. Classico Pasta Sauce select varieties, 15 or 24 oz.(sale ends 5/6/18)

2. Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 5/1/2018)

3. Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag (sale ends 5/1/2018)

4. Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Deli Ham select varieties, lb.(5/1/18)

5. Hy-Vee Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs 100% natural, value pack, lb. (sale ends 5/1/2018)

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!

 


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