Real Food Menu Plan for April 10-16: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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

Real Food Menu Plan for April 10-16: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Spring is upon us, which means grilling season.  Grilling season is the perfect opportunity for real food.  Don’t believe me? Check out this post on 30+ Real Food Grilling Ideas.  We’ll make a believer out of you! If you need us we’ll be outside…on the patio… by the grill…sipping some sort of fruit smoothie.

P.S. The fruit smoothies are brought to you by Hy-Vee and the GREAT sale they are having on organic frozen fruit!

P.S.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed to you to weekly? All you have to do is sign up here.

(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. 

  • Caesar Salad
  • Sliced Mango

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/11/17):

  • $1.38 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest 100% Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti select varieties, 16 oz Box
  • $3.99 Marzetti Simply Dressed Dressing Caesar select varieties, 12 fl oz Plastic Jar
  • $2.88 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $2.99 Organic Hy-Vee Sweet Grape Tomatoes pint
  • 88¢ Mango this week’s special!, each

ham and cheese slider recipe

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  • Navel Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/11/17):

  • $7.99 per pound Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Ham 
  • $2.19 Hy-Vee Sliced Natural Cheese, select varieties, 6.8 to 8 oz
  • 4 for $5.00 Organic Health Market or Full Circle beans select varieties, 15 oz
  • $3.99 Fresh Sweet Corn, 5 ct.
  • $2.99 Xochitl All Natural Tortilla Chips sea salt or no salt, 12 oz.
  • $1.48 per pound Zeal Navel Oranges, from California

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Sliced Bananas

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/11/17):

  • $8.97 Organic Full Circle 100% Pure Maple Syrup 12 fl. oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.49 Full Circle Omega-3 Grade A White Large Eggs 12 ct.
  • $2.99 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Fruit select varieties, 8 or 10 oz.
  • $3.29 Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Whole Wheat Bread Bread, select varieties, 24 oz Loaf

  • Pear slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/11/17):

  • $4.99 Hy-Vee True Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast lb.
  • $2.88 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz.
  • $1.49 Bartlett Pears from Argentina, lb.

These Mini Turkey Cheese Burgers are full of flavor and are a family favorite. Be sure to double and freeze an extra batch for later.

  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/11/17):

  • $2.99 Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • $2.99 Hy-Vee Select Normandy Blend Vegetables select varieties, 24 oz Bag
  • $2.19 Hy-Vee Sliced Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.8 to 8 oz.
  • 2 for $4.00 Red Ripe Strawberries or Blackberries 16 or 6 oz. pkg.

  • Brown rice
  • Peas
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 4/11/17):

  • $4.48 per pound  Boneless Beef Chuck Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb.
  • 69¢ Hy-Vee Steam Quick Whole Grain Brown Rice select varieties, 10 oz Bag
  • 69¢ Hy-Vee Steam Quick Sweet Peas select varieties, 12 oz Bag
  • $2.99 per pound Scarlotta Red Seedless Grapes from Chile, 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. Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables, select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 4/8/17)

2. Hy-Vee Sliced Natural Cheese, select varieties, 6.8 to 8 oz. (sale ends 4/11/17)

3. Land O’Lakes Butter, select varieties, 16 oz. sticks (sale ends 4/11/17)

4. Quaker Oats, quick or old fashioned, 18 oz. (sale ends 4/11/17)

  • Deal: 2 for $5.00 plus earn 25¢ off per gallon w/purchase of 6
  • How to Store: In the pantry
  • Ways to Use This Item: Check out all of our favorite oatmeal recipe.

5. Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Fruit, select varieties, 8 or 10 oz.

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!

Free printable menu planner

For more recipe ideas, check out our past Menu Plans or our extensive Recipe Index full of healthy, family-friendly recipes.

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