“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: May 16-22


May 16-22, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Wednesday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

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Easy peasy is my recipe this week. From grilled cheese to grilled chicken, I’m making it easy on myself during a busy month. Enjoy!

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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 5/17):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

  • Grilled Cheese on Whole Grain Bread

homemade wheat sandwich bread

  • Steamed green beans
  • Cantaloupe slices
  • Hy-Vee Sliced Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.8 to 8 oz. ($1.99)
  • Fresh green beans ($.99/lb)
  • Origami Cantaloupe ($2.48 each)
Tuesday

Seven Layer Taco Dip Recipe

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Fresh Veggie Sticks
  • Apple slices
  • Hy-Vee Tortilla Chips (3 for $5)
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Cheese, select varieties, 6 to 8 oz. (2 for $4)
  • Green or Red Leaf Lettuce or Romaine ($1.28)
  • Pace Picante Sauce, Salsa or Dip select varieties, 15 or 24 oz. (2 for $5)
  • NatureSweet Sunbursts or Comets Tomatoes 10.5 oz. ($3.49)
  • Grimmway Farms Whole Carrots 2 lb. bag ($1.39)
  • Organic Earthbound Farm Celery each ($1.99) 
  •  Jazz or Pink Lady Apples from Washington, lb. ($1.99/lb)
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.
THURSDAY

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

Whole Wheat Waffles

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Orange Juice
  • Egg-Land’s Best Large Eggs 12 ct. (2 for $5)
  • Hy-Vee Orange Juice ($.99) 
Friday

Southwest Chicken Tenders

A simple tip to grilling corn on the cob._

  • Garden Salad
  • Cherries
  • Value Pack Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb. ($.99/lb) 
  • Hy-Vee Garden Salad Mix ($.49 with Fuel Saver card!)
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad Dressing select varieties, 12 fl. oz. (2 for $5)
  • New Crop Fresh Red Cherries from California, lb. ($2.99/lb)
Saturday

southwest chicken and bacon wrap

  • Cantaloupe slices
  • Value Pack Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb. ($.99/lb) 
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Cheese, select varieties, 6 to 8 oz. (2 for $4)
  • Green or Red Leaf Lettuce or Romaine ($1.28)
  • Pace Picante Sauce, Salsa or Dip select varieties, 15 or 24 oz. (2 for $5)
  • NatureSweet Sunbursts or Comets Tomatoes 10.5 oz. ($3.49)
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad Dressing select varieties, 12 fl. oz. (2 for $5)
  • Origami Cantaloupe ($2.48 each)
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Spinach Salad with Blueberries and Feta cheese
  • Boneless Beef Bottom Round Roast or Value Pack Bottom Round Steak, Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb. ($3.99/lb)
  • Organic Sweet Potatoes ($1.99/lb)
  • Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix select varieties, 16 oz. ($5.49)
  • Family Tree Farms Blueberries 11 oz. pkg. ($4.99)
  •  Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad Dressing 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

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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