“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: May 9-15


April 4-10, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Wednesday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

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This past year has been the year of Thai food cravings for me. Apparently this happens at age 37. And, what’s fun is that my 7-year-old daughter (my little foodie in the family) is right there with me. So, this week I’m branching out to try a Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Soup that sounds easy and tasty! Otherwise, it’s all meals that are straight down the pipe and known favorites for my family.

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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 5/11):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

make-ahead lunch wraps

  • Hy-Vee Brown Rice
  • Hy-Vee Tortillas select varieties, 14 to 17 oz. OR Udi’s Gluten Free Tortillas 9″, 15.24 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Chunk or Shredded Natural Cheese OR Kraft Shredded, Chunk, Crumbled, Cubed orCracker Cuts Natural Cheese, select varieties, 5 to 8 oz.
  • Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Corn, select varieties , 14.5 to 15.25 oz.
  • Organic Amy’s Salsa select varieties, 14.7 oz.
  • Hass Large Ripe Avocado
  • Hy-Vee Kitchen Fresh Tortilla Chips select varieties, 15 oz.
  • Del Monte Gold Pineapple , each
Tuesday

ham and cheese slider recipe

garden greek salad

  • Blueberries and raspberries
  • Cocktail Buns bakery fresh, white or wheat, 12 ct. 
  • Hy-Vee Chunk or Shredded Natural Cheese
  • Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Deli Ham select varieties, lb.
  • Sunset Zima or Angel Sweet Tomatoes , pint
  • Organic Driscoll’s Blueberries , 6 oz. pkg.
  • Driscoll’s Red Raspberries , 6 oz. pkg.
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

Baked Egg Cups

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever

  • Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs , 12 ct. ($.49 with Perks Card!)
  • Hy-Vee Chunk or Shredded Natural Cheese OR Kraft Shredded, Chunk, Crumbled, Cubed orCracker Cuts Natural Cheese, select varieties, 5 to 8 oz.
  • Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Deli Ham select varieties, lb.
  • Hy-Vee Berries, Mixed Fruit or Rhubarb select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • Simply Orange, Apple or Grapefruit Juice or Cranberry Cocktail, select varieties, 59 fl. oz.
Friday

Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

  • Brown rice
  • Sautéed stir-fry vegetables (i.e. snap peas and carrots)
  • Mt. Cook King Salmon Fillet Responsible Choice, previously frozen, lb.
  • Organic Green Onions  OR Fresh Green Onions
  • Hy-Vee Brown Rice this week’s special, select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables this week’s special, select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
Saturday

mini meatloaf muffins

These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

  • Steamed broccoli
  • Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey, select varieties, 1 or 1.2 lb. OR Strauss Grass Fed Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, lb. 
  • Bland Farms Sweet Vidalia Onion
  • Organic Bunny-Luv Whole Carrots , 16 oz.
  • Russet Potatoes , lb.
  • Hy-Vee Soft Cream Cheese select varieties, 8 oz.
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

thaisoup

Asian Slaw Salad Recipe

    • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100 natural, from the service case, lb.
  • Midwest Grown Monterey Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced or whole, 8 oz. pkg.
  • Fresh Cilantro , bunch
  • Lemons or Limes , each
  • Fresh Green Onions , bunch

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More Healthy Recipe Ideas

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