“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 3-9


For October 3-9: This weekly menu plan provides real food recipes that the whole family will love! New plans are posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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I’ve got an interesting and easy method for making Mac and Cheese to show you this week (on Meatless Monday), if you haven’t tried it before. You actually cook the pasta in the milk and it thickens as it cooks. With just five ingredients, you can have this simple, creamy pasta dish on the table in about 15 minutes! Also, apples are cheap and everywhere right now. So I’m featuring two of our best apple recipes in the menu plan, including Slow Cooker Baked Apples. Yum!

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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 10/4):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

 

5-ingredient mac and cheese

Sweet and savory carrots-5

  • Apple slices
  • 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
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $3.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $2.49 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 32 oz, pkg.
  • 88¢with fuel saver + perks™ card; $1.88without fuel saver + perks™ card Jonathan Apples from Missouri, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 3 lb. bag
Tuesday
  • $7.99 per lb. Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Turkey select varieties, lb.
  • $6.99 per lb. Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Cheese baby Swiss, Swiss, smoked Gouda, habanero or Havarti, lb.
  • $2.49 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 32 oz, pkg.
  • $2.99 Organic Melissa’s Mini Cucumbers 16 oz.
  • $3.49 NatureSweet Yellow Sunbursts or Glorys Tomatoes 10.5 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 Organic Strawberries or Blackberries from California, 16 or 6 oz. pkg.
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (edited)-3

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Grapes
  • 88¢with fuel saver + perks™ card; $1.88without fuel saver + perks™ card Jonathan Apples from Missouri, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 3 lb. bag
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2 total, 18 ct.
  • $3.99 Organic Horizon Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $2.48 per lb. Columbine Vineyards Holiday Red Seedless Grapes this week’s special, from California, lb.
Friday

This light, citrusy dressing is easy to whip up and delish over a spinach salad. #real food

  • $6.98 per lb. Fresh Tilapia Fillet Responsible Choice , lb.
  • 2 for $5.00 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad select varieties, 5 oz.earn 8¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 4¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
Saturday

kale, yukon golds, and bacon pizza

  • Strawberries and blackberries
  • $1.49 Midwest Grown Fresh Kale bunch
  • $3.99 per lb. Thick Sliced Bacon fresh Blue ribbon, lb.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Select Feta Cheese select varieties, 4 oz.
  • $2.99 Organic Strawberries or Blackberries from California, 16 or 6 oz. pkg.
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

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

slow cooker baked apples

  • 99¢ per lb. Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • 88¢ per lb. Baby Red or Gold Potatoes lb.earn 1¢ a gallon w/each lb purchased, minimum 1 lb purchase
  • 2 for $4.00 Hy-Vee Soft Cream Cheese select varieties, 8 oz.earn 2¢ gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 88¢with fuel saver + perks™ card; $1.88without fuel saver + perks™ card Jonathan Apples from Missouri, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 3 lb. bag

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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