“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: August 1-7


August 1-7, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Friday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

I apologize for saying this a lot, but my kids are going to love this line-up of meals for next week. If you haven’t tried our healthier mac and cheese, the peanut butter banana baked oatmeal, mini chicken burgers, or the baked meatballs, test them out on your family soon. They are winners around here.

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 8/2):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

 

A better mac and cheese with sneaky sweet potato

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing 2

  • Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.earn 20¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.18 per lb. Nutritious Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee White Milk select varieties, price varies by store, half gal.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
Tuesday

shrimp

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  • $12.99 per lb. Natural Wild EZ Peel Gulf Shrimp Responsible Choice, 16 to 20 ct., lb.
  • $1.99 per lb. Columbine Vineyards Green Seedless Grapes from California, lb.
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

Baked Egg Cups

Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

  • Fruit
  • $1.29 Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 12 ct. OR  $4.29 Organic Full Circle Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee White Milk select varieties, price varies by store, half gal.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
Friday

Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

Crock Pot Marinara Sauce

This all-natural basic cheese sauce transforms vegetables, leaving my family always asking for more! It also works as a delicious sauce over pasta, meat, or rice. Best of all, NO VELVEETA! #realfood

  • $1.99 Ground Beef 80% lean, 20% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • $1.99 Dole Broccoli bunch
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • Hy-Vee White Milk select varieties, price varies by store, half gal.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 3 for $5.00 Muir Glen Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.earn 3¢ a gallon w/purchase of 3, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 10 for $10.00 Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.earn 20¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
Saturday

Mini Chicken Burger with Herbs Recipe - Kid-friendly, healthy and tasty!

Simple Blender Hummus Recipe

  • $3.99 Honeysuckle White Ground Turkey, Italian, Patties select varieties, 1 or 1.2 lb.
  • $1.79 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz.
  • $3.29 Beanitos Chips select varieties, 5.5 to 7 oz., earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta. Super easy to put together and has proven to be a win with all family members

  • Whole grain baguette
  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • $2.99 per lb. Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb.$1.99
  • Dole Broccoli bunch
  • $1.18 per lb. Nutritious Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.earn 20¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased

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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