Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (4.6.18)


Have you started your Freezer Club yet? If not, I say this is your month! In our book, From Freezer to Table, we have helpful tips on how to get started. And I’m so glad you mentioned our book. Oh wait…you didn’t mention it. I did. But since we’re talking about From Freezer to Table, did you know it’s at an all time low price on Amazon right now? Yep, you can get your copy or a copy for a friend or a copy for a neighbor or just anybody today!

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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.

Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/10/18):

  • 3 for $5 Hy-Vee Refrigerated Bagels select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.earn 6¢ a gallon w/purchase of 3, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.99 per pound Beefsteak Tomatoes lb.
  • 3 for $2 Avocados from California, each
  • 2 for $4 Dole Classic Romaine, Spinach or Greener Selection 9 or 12 oz. pkg.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.99 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Mandarins

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/10/18):

  • $5.99 Marinated Pork Loin Fillets or Tenderloins Hormel Always Tender, select varieties, 1 or 1.5 lb.
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .1 to 1.45 oz.
  • 99¢ with fuel saver + perks® card Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes limit 1 per card, 5 lb. bag
  • $5.98 Halos Mandarins 3 lb. pkg.

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

Breakfast Cereal Parfait

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/10/18):

  • $2.98 Old Folks Sausage select varieties, 1 lb. roll
  • $2.68 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Cage Free Eggs dozen
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese select varieties, 8 oz. bar
  • $4.49 Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Blueberries 32 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 General Mills Cereal select varieties, 15.6 to 18 oz.

  • Watermelon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/10/18):

  • $6.99 per pound Fresh Rainforest Tilapia Fillets Responsible Choice , lb.
  • $1.39 Hy-Vee Sour Cream select varieties, 16 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .1 to 1.45 oz.
  • 3 for $2 Avocados from California, each
  • $5.99 Whole Red Seedless Watermelon each

homemade balsamic salad dressing

  • Blackberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/10/18):

  • $3.99 Honeysuckle White Fresh Ground Turkey or Patties select varieties, 1 or 1.2 lb.
  • 49¢ Hunt’s Tomato Sauce select varieties, everyday low price, 8 oz.
  • $1.39 Hy-Vee Sour Cream select varieties, 16 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 Land O’Lakes Cottage Cheese select varieties, 24 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese select varieties, 8 oz. bar
  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 1 lb. pkg.
  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Extra Virgin Olive Oil 16.9 fl. oz.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .1 to 1.45 oz.
  • $2.88 Organic Driscoll’s Blackberries 6 oz. pkg.

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/10/18):

  • $2.98 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 fl. oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Red Onions lb.
  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Extra Virgin Olive Oil 16.9 fl. oz.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.68 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Cage Free Eggs dozen
  • $2.99 Mann’s Sugar Snap Peas 8 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.98 Organic Bunny Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $3.99 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries 16 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 Refrigerated Bagels select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. (sale ends 4/30/2018)

  • Deal: 3 for $5, earn 6¢ a gallon w/purchase of 3, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • How to Store: In the freezer for up to six months
  • Ways to Use This Item: Veggie Sandwiches or for breakfast with cream cheese

2. Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, 32 fl. oz. (sale ends 4/30/2018)

3. Johnsonville Smoked Dinner Rope Sausage select varieties, 12 or 13.5 oz. (sale ends 4/30/2018)

4. Hy-Vee Cherries, Raspberries, Peaches or Wild Blueberries, 12 or 16 oz.(4/30/18)

5. Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. (sale ends 4/10/2018)

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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