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


Real Food Menu Plan for February 19 to February 25: 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.

The menu this week is full of freezer friendly and family approved meals. While you are cooking, try doubling a recipe. Eat one for dinner and then freeze one for later. It really is that simple. Several of the meals below include freezer instructions (just look for the “FF” label next to it). But if you are wanting more recipes to freeze, you might be interested in our Top 10 Freezer Meals for more ideas. Check back each Friday with us as we share our weekly freezer friendly and family approved menu plan.

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Monday: Tamale Shepherd’s Pie, Steamed Broccoli, Apples

Tuesday: Firecracker Asian Salmon, Brown Rice, Steamed Green Peas, Grapes

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

Thursday: Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas, The Best Everyday Smoothie

Friday: Crispy Oven Fried Chicken, Pasta Primavera with Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, and Ricotta, Oven Roasted Asparagus, Pears

Saturday: Super Sloppy Joes, Balsamic Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Honeydew Melon

Sunday: Loaded Baked Potato Bar, Salad with Balsamic Parmesan Dressing, Pineapple

(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.

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/20/18):

  • $2.48 Green Giant Potatoes from Idaho 5 lb.
  • $5.49 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.88 Monterey Sliced White Mushrooms 8 oz. pkg.
  • 99¢ per pound Roma Tomatoes lb.
  • 4 for $5 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $5 Full Circle Organic Tortilla Chips, HealthMarket Veggie Chips or Sticks, select varieties, 7 or 12 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Green Giant Broccoli Florets 12 oz. pkg.
  • $1.49 per pound Braeburn or Gala Apples from Washington, lb.

Firecracker Asian Salmon - A healthy and deeply flavorful marinated fish recipe.

  • Brown Rice
  • Steamed Green Peas
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/20/18):

  • $5.99 Fresh Farm Raised Seasoned Skinless Atlantic Salmon Portion, Responsible Choice, select varieties, 4 oz.
  • 4 for $5 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.48 per pound Green Seedless Grapes lb.

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

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/20/18):

  • $2 for $4 Chi-Chi’s Tortillas select varieties, 8 or 10 ct.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $5.77 Hormel Black Label Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.49 Earthbound Farm Organic Salads select varieties, 16 oz. pkg.
  • $6.99 Organic Valley Organic Milk select varieties, gallon
  • $3.49 Minute Maid Pure Squeezed Orange Juice select varieties, everyday low price, 59 fl. oz.
  • $6.49 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 25¢ per pound That’s Smart! Bananas lb.
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Strawberries or Mango 16 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase

How to Roast Asparagus

  • Pears

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/20/18):

  • $3.99 per pound Hy-Vee 100% Natural Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders, lb.
  • $1.18 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $3.49 NatureSweet Glorys Red or Sunbursts Yellow Tomatoes, 10.5 oz. pkg.
  • $3.18 Crystal Farms Ricotta Cheese select varieties, 15 oz.
  • $2.88 per pound Fresh Asparagus lb.
  • $1.58 per pound Anjou, Bosc or Red Pears from Washington, lb.

Super Sloppy Joes - A much healthier and tastier version of the canned stuff!

balsamic sweet potato recipe

  • Green Beans
  • Honeydew Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/20/18):

  • $4.88 Fresh Ground Beef 90% lean, 10% fat, 1 lb. roll
  • $5.49 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.88 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 3 for $3 Red Peppers each
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes or Sauce select varieties, 14.5 to 15 oz.
  • 4 for $5 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 Fresh Honeydew Melons each

  • Loaded Baked Potato Bar (Topping ideas: steamed broccoli, shredded cheese, bacon bits, salsa, black beans, sour cream or plain greek yogurt, sliced green onions, etc.)

homemade balsamic salad dressing

  • Pineapple

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 2/20/18):

  • $2.48 Green Giant Potatoes from Idaho 5 lb.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Chunk Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.77 Hormel Black Label Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Margarita’s Salsa select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 99¢ Daisy Sour Cream select varieties, 8 oz.
  • $6.49 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.49 Earthbound Farm Organic Salads select varieties, 16 oz. pkg.
  • $5.49 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.98 Del Monte Gold Pineapple 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. That’s Smart! Bananas lb. (sale ends 2/20/2018)

2. Hy-Vee Quality Thin Sliced Ham select varieties, lb. (sale ends 2/20/2018)

3. Hy-Vee Canned Vegetables select varieties, limit 4 w/coupon, (sale ends 2/12/2018)

4. Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz. (sale ends 3/4/2018)

5. Hy-Vee Strawberries or Mango 16 oz. (sale ends 3/4/2018)

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!


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