Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (6.29.18)


Happy 4th of July week! This really translates into “there’s going to be lots of sales at the grocery on things that can be grilled”. Score. You can grab a few recipes from our 30+ Real Food Grilling Ideas and stick a few things in your freezer.  And once you’re home from the grocery, you may be inclined to do a little crafting for the holiday. How about an adorable flag onesie for the newest member of your family or a handprint Fourth of July shirt or maybe you could grab an idea from these 20+ Fourth of July crafts? Whatever you decide to do, from crafting to shopping to freezer cooking, we hope you and your crew have a fabulous week and enjoy!

 

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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

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/4/18):

  • $2.99 Thomas’ Bagels select varieties, 19 or 20 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Large Avocado each
  • $1.99 per pound Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes lb.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase
  • $3.99 Dole All Natural Salad Mix select varieties, 10 oz. pkg.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.99 Philadelphia Cream Cheese original or 1/3 less fat, 8 oz. bar
  • 2 for $5 Sabra Hummus select varieties, 10 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.88 per pound White Peaches from California, lb.

  • Rainier Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/4/18):

  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Raw EZ-Peel Shrimp Responsible Choice, 51 to 60 ct., 16 oz. pkg.
  • 8 for $8 Bratwurst Links, Patties or Italian Sausage select varieties, regular or skinless links, 3.75 oz.
  • $5.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • 5 for $10 Kraft Shredded, Chunk or Crumbles Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 5 total w/coupon, SLU 14700, 5 to 8 oz.
  • $5.99 per pound Rainier Cherries or Organic Red Cherries from Washington, lb.

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Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/4/18):

  • $4.29 Organic Full Circle Brown Shell Eggs 12 ct.
  • $6.99 Organic Horizon Milk whole or 2%, everyday low price, gallon
  • $3.58 Hy-Vee Squeeze Honey Bear 12 oz.

  • Gala Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/4/18):

  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Garden Salad or Coleslaw Mix 1 lb. pkg.
  • 2 for $3 Red or Yellow Peppers each
  • $3.88 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh Boneless True Chicken Breasts from our service case, lb.
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Peanuts select varieties, 16 oz.
  • $3.58 Hy-Vee Squeeze Honey Bear 12 oz.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • 2 for $1 Fresh Lemon or Lime each
  • $1.28 Gala Apples from Washington, lb.
 

  • Pineapple

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/4/18):

  • $4.99 per pound Lean Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, lb.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Slices select varieties, 6.8 to 8 oz.
  • $2.69 Brownberry or Oroweat Buns select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 88¢ Fresh Cucumber or Green Pepper each
  • $1.99 per pound Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes lb.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase
  • 12 for $2.99 Fresh Sweet Corn 12 ct.
  • $5.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $1 Fresh Lemon or Lime each
  • $2.99 Del Monte Gold Pineapple each

  • Steamed Peas
  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/4/18):

  • $12.00 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops fresh Blue Ribbon, 10 ct., 35 oz.earn 10¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • $3.49 Vidalia Onions 4 lb. pkg.
  • $2.88 per pound White Peaches from California, lb.
  • $5.99 Bragg Organic Cider Vinegar 32 fl. oz.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Specialty Mustard select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 2 for $1 Fresh Lemon or Lime each
  • $3.49 Black and Gold Red Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • $2.99 Hy-Vee Butter select varieties, 16 oz.
  • 98¢ That’s Smart! Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Jumbo Athena Cantaloupe 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. Fresh Sweet Corn 12 ct. (sale ends 7/4/18)

2. Kraft Shredded, Chunk or Crumbles Natural Cheese select varieties, limit 5 total w/coupon, 5 to 8 oz. (sale ends 7/4/2018)

3. Bratwurst Links, Patties or Italian Sausage select varieties, regular or skinless links, 3.75 oz. (sale ends 7/4/2018)

4. Fresh Cucumber or Green Pepper each (sale end 7/4/18)

5. Organic Full Circle Salsa select varieties, 16 oz. (sale ends 7/4/18)

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…

 

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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