“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: March 7-13


March 7-13, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Wednesday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Wow, there’s so much great produce, meat, and other healthy foods on sale at Hy-Vee this week! I had a hard time deciding which recipes to choose. My kids are going to flip over the Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini and the Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes, though. As for momma, I’m looking forward to My Favorite Cobb Salad with the best dressing ever.

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.

Night:

Dinner menu:

HY-VEE COLUMBIA

Sale Items (thru 3/9):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini

  • Peas
  • Black seedless grapes 
  • Hy-Vee Select Frozen Pasta select varieties, 14.5 to 25 oz.
  • Popeye Spinach , 10 oz.
  • Prego OR Ragu Pasta Sauce 
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese OR Kraft Shredded Cheese
  • Hy-Vee Select Frozen Vegetables, Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables,  OR Organic Full Circle Frozen Vegetables (peas)
  • Black Seedless Grapes
Tuesday

Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

  • Quinoa or brown rice
  • Baked sweet potatoes
  • Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fillets
  • Organic Earthbound Farm Green Onions , bunch
  • Hy-Vee Long Grain Rice 
  • Organic Sweet Potatoes
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

  • Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.
THURSDAY

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

            blueberry pancakes

  • Hard boiled eggs (Note: make extra for tomorrow night)
  • No-Fail Bacon (Note: Make extra for tomorrow night.)

how to cook bacon

    • Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt select varieties, 32 oz.
    • Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Eggs , 12 ct.
    • Siggi’s Yogurt
    • Hy-Vee Frozen Berries select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon
Friday

Cobb Salad

  • Whole grain baguette
  • Fruit salad
    • Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Eggs , 12 ct.
    • Applegate Gluten Free Chicken OR Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 99% fat free, 5 oz.
    • Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon
    • Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese OR Kraft Shredded Cheese
    • Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots , 2 lb. pkg.
    • Organic Roma Tomatoes , lb. OR  Hy-Vee Sweet Grape Tomatoes , pint
    • Fresh Cucumber
    • Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 16 fl. oz.
    • Fresh Lemons
    • Hy-Vee Black Pepper , 4 oz.
    • Red Ripe Strawberries , 16 oz. pkg.
    • Short Cuts Cantaloupe or Honeydew Melon , lb.
    • Black seedless grapes
Saturday

mini italian burgers

oven roasted broccoli

  • Strawberries
  • Fresh Lean Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat
  • Hy-Vee Deli Cheese slices
  • Organic Earthbound Broccoli OR Dole Broccoli
  • Red Ripe Strawberries , 16 oz. pkg.
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken - A delicious and healthy slow cooker recipe!

  • Brown Rice
  • Simple tossed salad with favorite dressing
  • Cantaloupe
  • Hy-Vee OR Swanson Broth 
  • Hy-Vee Long Grain Rice
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese OR Kraft Shredded Cheese
  • Hy-Vee Soft Cream Cheese
  • Hy-Vee Select Frozen Vegetables, Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables,  OR Organic Full Circle Frozen Vegetables (Corn)
  • Hy-Vee Garden Salad OR Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix
  • Bolthouse Dressings
  • Short Cuts Cantaloupe or Honeydew Melon , lb.

Shop Online Now

New 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…

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

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.


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Comments

  1. Susan says

    omg i love dinner menu for monday very much :((((

  2. Lea Harris says

    I prefer salad for Friday. It look so good

  3. I love the Mexican chicken for Sunday! Thanks for sharing your menu!

    • Rachel says

      Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed it!