Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (5.18.18)


I don’t know about you, but in our neck of the woods May is CRAY.ZEE. From ball games to banquets to programs to recitals and everything in between we are running. You know what has saved us from being in line at a restaurant or eating one more hotdog at the ballpark?? Freezer meals. Freezer meals don’t have to be difficult. Have a little extra chicken? Make some Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos. Have a little extra time? Make some Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches. Not sure what to make? Check out our Top 10 Favorite Freezer Meals. You’ll be set in no time!

 

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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.

  • Honey Dew Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/22/18):

  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • $5.49 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • $1.99 Dole Salad Blend select varieties, 5 to 12 oz. pkg.
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Select Crumbled Feta Cheese select varieties, 4 oz.
  • $3.99 Honeydew Melon each

  • Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/22/18):

  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, everyday low price, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $8 Jennie-O Fresh Ground Turkey select varieties, 16 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 49¢ Hunt’s Tomato Sauce select varieties, everyday low price, 8 oz.
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, everyday low price, 14.5 oz.
  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • 88¢ Red or Green Peppers each
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.

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This quick, cheap, and protein-rich meal works for breakfast or dinner anytime.

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/22/18):

  • $1.99 Dole Salad Blend select varieties, 5 to 12 oz. pkg.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $6.99 Organic Valley Fresh Milk select varieties, everyday low price, gallon
  • $1.88 Driscoll’s Raspberries or Blueberries 6 oz. pkg.
  • 10 for $10 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 to 7 oz.earn 20¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.48 per pound Red Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/22/18):

  • $6.99 per pound Hy-Vee Quality Sliced Turkey or Chicken select varieties, lb.
  • $5.99 per pound Short Cuts Garlic Asparagus lb.
  • $1.99 Dole Salad Blend select varieties, 5 to 12 oz. pkg.
  • 88¢ Fresh Lemons or Limes each
  • $5.49 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • 88¢ per pound Red or Golden Delicious Apples from Washington, lb.

 

  • Peaches

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/15/18):

  • $5.99 Smithfield Marinated Pork Loins or Tenderloin select varieties, 18.4 to 27.2 oz.
  • $3.99 Hy-Vee Smart Bite Potatoes select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $5.49 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • $2.99 per pound White Flesh Peaches or Nectarines from California, lb.

  • Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/22/18):

  • 2 for $5 Kraft Natural Cheese Slices select varieties, 7 to 8 oz.
  • $2.99 Pepperidge Farm Rolls or Buns select varieties, 14 to 15 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Large Avocados each
  • $3.69 NatureSweet Glorys or Eclipses Tomatoes 10.5 oz. or 4 ct.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 88¢ Fresh Lemons or Limes each
  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • $3.99 Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips select varieties, 11 oz.
  • $4.98 per pound First of the Season Cherries from California, 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. Driscoll’s Raspberries or Blueberries 6 oz. pkg. (sale ends 5/22/18)

2. Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, lb. (sale ends 5/22/2018)

3. Dole Salad Blend select varieties, 5 to 12 oz. pkg. (sale ends 5/22/2018)

4. Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips select varieties, 11 oz. (5/31/18)

5. Red or Green Peppers, each(sale ends 5/31/2018)

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!


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