“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 28-October 4


A healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Friday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

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Weekly meal planning is hands-down one of the best ways to save time, money, and to eat healthier. Here’s why. Check back every Friday for healthy and easy recipes that your whole family will enjoy.

Weekly Menu Plan

(*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.

(**) = Indicates recipe ingredients that are on sale this week at the Hy-Vees of Columbia to help save our local readers money. 

Dinner:

Monday:

  • Chicken Parmesan Casserole (*FF)
  • Whole grain pasta (your favorite)
  • Green leaf salad (with your choice of toppings and dressing)
  • Grapes

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Tuesday:

  • Organic Corn Dogs
  • Frozen mixed vegetables (steamed)
  • Cantaloupe 

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Wednesday: Leftover Night

Clean out the fridge and freezer. A few ideas:

  • Serve leftover Chicken Parmesan Casserole on a bun as a sandwich.
  • Use leftover pasta and sauce in Light and Easy Penne Rosa.

 Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner

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Friday:

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Saturday: Game Day!

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Sunday:

  • Mediterranean Shrimp (*FF)
  • Quinoa (Note: Cook in chicken broth with salt, pepper, and a pat of butter for flavor.)
  • Baked sweet potatoes (Note: Poke some holes in potatoes, microwave until tender, and top with butter and real maple syrup.)
  • Pear slices

**Hy-Vee Columbia Weekly Sale Items for This Meal (this week’s sales flier):

Breakfast Ideas:

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Printable Menu Planner

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

Free printable menu planner

More Healthy Recipe Ideas

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




Comments

  1. Megan says

    Loving this new meal plan format!! Thanks so much for taking the time to put them together!

  2. Susan says

    I love these! Please keep them coming!! Is there an easy way to print the weekly menu and shopping list? I may just be overlooking it.

    • Rachel says

      Great idea, Susan. Let me look into that. I love feedback on how to make this feature even better for everyone.

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