As my kids are getting a little older, I have been told it does it easier, but it also gets busier. I didn’t understand until now. It definitely is EASIER in terms of kids functioning on their own, but our schedules are crazy. Fast food had become the norm for us.
In parallel to that, I try to avoid grocery shopping when I can. Thinking about dinner made me cringe.After consulting with other busy moms, I learned their secret: Hy-Vee.
Guys. I’m telling you. Hy-Vee is rolling out innovative stuff. I’m serious. For all you busy bees out there, this is a game changer.
Let me give you the down low on how I meal plan TODAY and get stocked up. This is mind blowing. It has saved the health of my family and my weeknight sanity.
1. I sign up for Hy-Vee’s Freezer Meals. I spend an 1.5 hour each month with some friends cooking recipes for our freezers in batch. These meals are typically quick and easy on a week night. Best of all: Hy-Vee does all the grocery shopping and clean up for you. Even better: You pay for your part of the INGREDIENT on the MEALS that you choose. It’s a game changer.
2. On Sunday nights, I figure out what freezer meals that I’m going to use. For nights where I have more time to prepare, I use PepperPlate to meal plan for the week. I then use that “shopping list” to “shop” on Aisles Online grocery shopping. As in, I am shopping online for my groceries and other home necessities. I schedule it for pick up RIGHT AFTER work. So on my way home, I have a Hy-Vee nearby. And they bring it to YOUR CAR. If you are not sold yet, I’m not sure what planet you are from.
3. On some days, they even have an Oscar Meyer mobile there!
4. Lastly, Hy-Vee has come out with Hy-VeeDeals.com, which I can use your smartphone, tablet or computer to sync the Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + perks card to start saving! No more trying to remember those paper coupons – they are all digital now. So start digitally clipping!
Have you used ALL of these Hy-Vee features? What is your favorite part? I’d love to hear your tips on meal planning for a busy lifestyle!