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Hy-Vee offers meal solutions online


Week to week we discuss lots of different options when it comes to saving money. Most of the time our topics revolve around food.

While I was going through this week’s Hy-Vee ad, I noticed the “meal planner”. This week featured spicy baked tilapia. The ad suggests you can make this meal for $2.06 per serving and the meal serves 4.

I decided to take a closer look online to see what Hy-Vee’s recipe planner offered. I suggest you take a look to get some meal ideas.

Go to Hy-Vee. Click on the Meal Solutions tab. Then you can choose from recipes, weekly menu, budget menu, 30 meals for $3, and special diets. All the work is done for you in terms of planning and grocery list.

Here are some of the meal ideas I found on the website: ginger and brown sugar glazed salmon, apple glazed pork chops, chicken chili, chicken sandwiches, teriyaki pork fajitas, BBQ cheeseburger sliders, just to name a few.

So if you ever find yourself in a bind when it comes to meal planning, give Hy-Vee a try. It’s fast, it’s easy, and you’re just a click away from putting together a good meal.


Seamus 8 years, 1 month ago

And, while I'm condemned for my "reading comprehension" problems, Defender conveniently ignores the previous post from J&J where this little nugget was found:

"You can get a coupon for B1G1 Nabisco 100 Calorie Snack Packs by "Liking" them on Facebook. This is a Bricks coupon and can be printed twice."

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

Your posting history talks of an admiration of the Amish lifestyle. Why don't you emulate it fully?

I suspect that the reason you don't is that you would have to give up the conveniences you currently enjoy.

The cool thing about the Amish is that they respect the fact that others don't live as they do and don't attempt to proselytize or force others to live as they do.

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

Obviously the lifestyle didn't suit him or you would be Amish. And you certainly are not in the fold or you wouldn't be here.

Again, the Amish choose to live and let live. They take care of their own. They are not out protesting worldly ways nor are they angrily telling others how to live.

I am sorry you are forced to be an outsider to a community you deeply admire and apparently had family connections with. It must hurt horribly.

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

That was a different blog, Seamus. And also one by Jenn, not Julie. This blog is about Hy-Vee having a recipe/menu planning section on their website.

Have you looked at the recipes? Or the suggested menus?

Where are the processed foods here, Seamus?

Grilled Balsamic Chops 4 (1-1/4-inch-thick) pork loin chops 1 cup Grand Selections balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp minced fresh ginger Hy-Vee salt and Hy-Vee black pepper, to taste

Are you aware you can tweak recipes to suit your needs?

Berry Muffin Stack with Lemon Cream 2 (6 ounces each) containers Hy-Vee nonfat lemon yogurt 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon peel 4 Hy-Vee Bakery blueberry muffins 1 cup fresh blueberries

You can make your own yogurt and your own blueberry muffins. You can pick up the blueberries at your local farmers' market. Recipes are guidelines. If a recipe calls for an ingredient you don't approve of, you can substitute an ingredient that meets your approval.

In other words, you can modify the ideas here to fit your lifestyle. You don't have to follow recipes to the line nor do you have to do that with suggested menu plans.

This is why people question your reading comprehension and, frankly, your ability to think.

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

I have to disagree with you on that. Seamus' ramblings and ranting push the blog's numbers up & increase the number of views (because people love drama, you know.). This is more opportunity to educate.

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

Yes, because disagreeing with someone on the internet is just like totalitarianism...


Katara 8 years, 1 month ago


I've tried the Chipotle Sour Cream chicken. The recipe is very tasty. It has a kick but not too much of one that the kids didn't like it.

http://hy-vee.gsnrecipes.com/Recipes/RecipeCenter.aspx provides you with a searchable database of recipes they have collected. It is a nice resource to help plan your weekly menus.

julieanderson 8 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Katara. I will have to try this.

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

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Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

Nope, you operate here under a lot of delusions. Your arguments are not valid. You are proven incorrect each time you post your assumptions and misconceptions.

As for ad hominems, pot meet kettle. A review of your posting history proves that you engage in them the pretty frequently, especially here.

On top of that, you whine about being "silenced" as you suggest removal for comments that you don't like. Since we're going all overboard on comparisons today... you know who else silenced others? ;)

Enjoy your martyrdom, Seamus. Hope that hair shirt you are wearing is organic.

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

I find it interesting that when your assumptions and stereotypes are proven incorrect, you still continue to rail about them. It seems to me that is the biggest reason why people question your reading comprehension.

In fact, I'd prefer if you post more of your inaccurate stereotypes and assumptions about coupons and sales & the people who shop with them. It gives Jenn & Julie more opportunity to educate others about them and it just makes you look the ignorant fool when they prove you wrong time & time again.

Katara 8 years, 1 month ago

You are wrong. The majority of items promoted here are not processed foods. Many have pointed this out to you. I guess if you bothered to read links or actually read what others post, you'd know that.

Instead, you are too busy slinging stereotypes and incorrect information.

Keep raging against that machine, Seamus. Isn't it great that you have the internet to do it on rather than a sandwich board with "The end of the world is here" on it?

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