Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 Stock Up and Save (9.17.18)


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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.

Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

  • Ripe Peaches

Hy-Vee Sale Items : (through 9/18/18)

  • 2 for $4 Barilla Gluten Free Plus or Organic Pasta select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $5.99 Colavita Pasta Sauce select varieties, 26 oz.
  • $2.68 Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese select varieties, 7.5 or 8 oz.
  • $1.00 Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, everyday low price, 5.3 oz.
  • $3.49 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon with each item purchased
  • $5.99 Gustare Vita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • $1.99 Gustare Vita Balsamic Vinegar 17 fl. oz.
  • 98¢ per pound Ripe Peaches from California, lb.

 

Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

  • Brown Rice
  • Steamed Broccoli

Hy-Vee Sale Items : (through 9/18/18)

  • $3.49 Hy-Vee Honey 12 oz.
  • 10 for $10 That’s Smart! Spices select varieties, .3 to 4.5 oz.
  • $6.99 Mt. Cook King Salmon Portion Responsible Choice, previously frozen, 5 oz.
  • $2.68 Dole Broccoli each

egg muffins and strawberries

  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items :  (through 9/18/18)

  • $2.99 Post Cereal select varieties, everyday low price, 13 to 20 oz.
  • $3.49 Hy-Vee Honey 12 oz.
  • $4.69 Organic Full Circle Grade A Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $2.48 Hy-Vee Raisins 15 oz.
  • $3.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $3.99 Hormel Black Label Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 88¢ Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe each

  • Gala Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items: (through 9/18/18)

  • 5 for $10 Boneless Pork Loin Butterfly or Thick Cut America’s Cut Chop, fresh Blue Ribbon, 8 oz.earn 4¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 10 for $10 That’s Smart! Spices select varieties, .3 to 4.5 oz.
  • $4.69 Organic Full Circle Grade A Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $3.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $1.28 per pound New Crop B-Size Red Potatoes from Washington, lb.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 98¢ per pound New Crop Gala Apples from Washington, lb.

These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items: (through 9/18/18)

  • $1.68 per pound Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.99 Gustare Vita Pesto Genovese 6.5 oz.
  • $5.99 Gustare Vita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $5 Monterey Baby Bella Mushrooms whole or sliced, 8 oz. pkg.
  • 99¢ per pound Golden Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee One Step Potatoes 5 lb. bag
  • $2.68 Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese select varieties, 7.5 or 8 oz.
  • $5.99 Full Circle Market Organic Butter salted or unsalted, 16 oz.
  • $1.38 Hy-Vee Broth select varieties, 32 oz.
  • $3.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • 10 for $10 That’s Smart! Spices select varieties, .3 to 4.5 oz.
  • 98¢ Del Monte Vegetables select varieties, everyday low price, 11 to 15.25 oz.
  • $2.88 per pound Moon Drop Grapes lb.

  • French Baguette
  • Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items: (through 9/18/18)

  • $2.49 Hy-Vee One Step Potatoes 5 lb. bag
  • 98¢ Del Monte Vegetables select varieties, everyday low price, 11 to 15.25 oz.
  • $1.99 Bunny-Luv Organic Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • 10 for $10 Campbell’s Condensed Soup select varieties, 10.5 to 11.5 oz.
  • $2.49 Sweet Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. pkg.
  • 10 for $10 Italian Bread bakery fresh, 16 oz.
  • $1.68 per pound Navel Oranges from South Africa, 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 storeand use later. We’ve even given you ideas of how to store and use each of them.

1. Boneless Beef New York Strip Steak Hy-Vee Choice Reserve, 8 oz. (sale ends 9/18/2018)

2. New Crop Gala Apples from Washington, lb. (sale ends 9/18/2018)

3. Hy-Vee Quality Deli Ham or Sliced Deli Cheese select varieties, lb. (sale ends 9/18/2018)

4. Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz. (sale ends 10/2/2018)

5. Golden Sweet Potatoes lb. (sale ends 9/18/2018)

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…

 

For a step-by-step tutorial, read Polly’s post about using Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online. It’s so easy!

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!


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