“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: May 2-8


May 2-8, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Wednesday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

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It’s sort of silly how much I enjoy scanning our own Recipe Index and my Pinterest boards each week as I prepare this menu plan. I know…#nerdalert. But, you know why? It’s because that’s where I’ve saved my favorite recipes. So I love to make them again and again for my family and to share them with you.

This week I’m looking forward to trying the Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches again. My husband requests these from time to time. Double up and freeze some in the marinade to save time later.

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

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 5/3):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

  • Steamed broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Hunt’s Tomato Sauce select varieties, 8 oz. ($.49)
  • Hy-Vee Broth select varieties, 14.5 fl. oz. ($.69)
  • Sweet Yellow Onions from Vidalia, Georgia, 4 lb. bag ($3.99)
  • Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz. ($1.28)
  • Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots, 16 oz. ($1.99)
  • Scarlotta Seedless Red Grapes ($2.99)

 

Tuesday

Baked Nachos Recipe

Guacamole Recipe

  • Mango slices
  • Lean Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, 16 oz. roll ($5.99)
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 2 lb. ($7.99) or Kraft Shredded Cheese 5-8oz ($1.99)
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips select varieties, 12 oz. ($2.99)
  • Wholly Guacamole Dip select varieties, 8 oz. 
  • Hy-Vee Grape Tomatoes pint ($2.99)
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salsa select varieties, 16 oz. ($2.77)
  • Fresh Mango each ($.99)
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

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  • Jennie-O Ground Turkey, Breakfast Sausage or Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. ($2.99)
  • Hy-Vee Tortillas select varieties, 14 to 17 oz. (2 for $3)
  • Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 18 ct. ($1.49)
  • Hy-Vee Frozen Pineapple Chunks 16 oz. ($1.99)
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Spinach select varieties, 5 oz. (2 for $5)
Friday

broiled parmesan tilapia

  • Brown or Wild Rice
  • Spinach salad with strawberries, feta, and toasted almonds and Poppyseed Dressing
  • Fresh Tilapia Fillet Responsible Choice, lb. ($7.99/lb)
  • Hy-Vee Rice select varieties, 14 or 32 oz. ($1.28) 
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Spinach select varieties, 5 oz. (2 for $5)
  • Red Ripe Strawberries from California, 16 oz. pkg. ($1.28)
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Dressing or Vinaigrette, select varieties, 12 fl. oz. (2 for $5)
Saturday

Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches(2)

Freezable Roasted Corn Salsa Recipe--Freezer Friendly |Thriving Home

  • Strawberries
  • Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – BOGO 100% natural, buy one, get one FREE of equal or lesser value
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips select varieties, 12 oz. ($2.99)
  • Red Ripe Strawberries from California, 16 oz. pkg. ($1.28)
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

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  • Whole wheat spaghettie
  • Tossed green salad with favorite dressing
  • Jennie-O Ground Turkey, Breakfast Sausage or Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz. ($2.99)
  • Sweet Yellow Onions from Vidalia, Georgia, 4 lb. bag ($3.99)
  • Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz. ($1.28)
  • Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots, 16 oz.
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad select varieties, 5 oz.($1.99)
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Dressing or Vinaigrette, select varieties, 12 fl. oz. (2 for $5)

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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

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More Healthy Recipe Ideas

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