Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (7.13.18)


This week’s menu includes man options for freezer meals and those are usually our favorite. Usually. But this week, we’ve included one of our favorite summer go-to dinners…The Small Bites Board. We love it. It fact, while everyone is around the Small Bites Board it’s a great time to pull out Table Talk Cards. Everyone is relaxed. Everyone finds something they like. Nothing has to heat up the kitchen. Winner, winner small bites board for dinner!

 

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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.

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/17/18):

  • $5.99 Organic Full Circle Butter salted or unsalted, 1 lb.
  • $6.99 Organic Horizon Milk whole or 2%, everyday low price, 128 fl. oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Nuts select varieties, 8 to 10.25 oz.earn 10¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.

Small Bites Board

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/17/18):

  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $8.99 per pound Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Turkey select varieties, lb.
  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Nuts select varieties, 8 to 10.25 oz.earn 10¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $3 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • $3.88 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers select varieties, 6 to 20 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.68 per pound Red Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

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

  • Yogurt
  • Bananas

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/17/18):

  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Nuts select varieties, 8 to 10.25 oz.earn 10¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $6.99 Old Home 100% All Natural Peanut Butter creamy or crunchy, 24 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 18 ct.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.99 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.
  • 79¢ per pound Organic Dole Bananas lb.

Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken is moist, tender, and packed with flavor through and through! My go-to marinade from now on!

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/17/18):

  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh True Chicken Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, lb.
  • $5.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $5 Driscoll’s Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.
  • $3.99 Full Circle Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 32 oz.
 

  • Mangoes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/17/18):

  • $6.99 Sea Best Frozen Tilapia Responsible Choice, 2 lb. pkg.
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Party Size Tortilla Chips select varieties, 15.5 to 18 oz.
  • $5.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
  • Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 18 ct.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $5 Kraft Mayonnaise select varieties, 22 or 30 fl. oz.
  • $3.39 Huy Fong Sriracha Chili Sauce 17 oz.
  • $5.99 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.
  • 2 for $1 Fresh Limes each
  • $1.69 per pound Zucchini or Yellow Squash Midwest grown, lb.
  • 99¢ per pound Vidalia Onions lb.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $5.99 Organic Full Circle Butter salted or unsalted, 1 lb.
  • 48¢ Ripe Mangoes each

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Mandarins

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/17/18):

  • $5.99 Just Bare Whole Chicken 100% natural, 3.5 lb.
  • 99¢ per pound Vidalia Onions lb.
  • 2 for $3 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $6.99 Mandarins 3 lb. 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 Cooked Shrimp Responsible Choice, 71 to 90 ct (sale ends 7/17/18)

2. Hy-Vee Sour Cream all natural or light, 8 oz. (sale ends 7/17/2018)

3. Hy-Vee Fresh Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs value pack, 100% natural, lb. (sale ends 7/17/2018)

4. Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale end 7/17/18)

5. Hy-Vee Nuts select varieties, 8 to 10.25 oz. (sale ends 7/14/18)

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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