“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 26-October 2


Real Food Menu Plan for September 26-October 3. Packed with healthy, kid-friendly meal ideas!

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This week, I’ll be stocking my freezer with our delicious Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders and my favorite Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies. Both are requested frequently in our house and freeze well, which is a double win. For a healthy and mouth-watering 20-minute weeknight meal, definitely give our Pumpkin Chili a try. It’s perfect for packing in your lunch the next day, too.

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 9/27):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

 

  • 88¢ per lb. Jumbo White or Yellow Onions lb.
  • 69¢ with fuel saver + perks™ card; $1.49without fuel saver + perks™ card Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.99 per lb. Columbine Vineyards Green Seedless Grapes this week’s special, lb.
Tuesday
  • Ground Beef 80% lean, 20% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • 99¢ Organic Cilantro or Italian Flat Parsley bunch
  • 88¢ per lb. Jumbo White or Yellow Onions lb.
  • 69¢ with fuel saver + perks™ card; $1.49 without fuel saver + perks™ card Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.69 per lb. Fresh Green Beans Midwest grown, lb.
  • $1.99 Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe each
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe

banana split smoothie

  • $1.18 Hy-Vee All Purpose Flour bleached or unbleached, limit 1 total, 5 lb.
  • $2.69 Full Circle Omega-3 Eggs 12 ct.
  • $1.99 per lb. Organic Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.29 Hy-Vee Cottage Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Almondmilk or Organic HealthMarket Soymilk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
Friday  

Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon is a perfect marriage of sweet and savory marinade ingredients, along with the foil-cooking method, take salmon filets to a whole new level. Broiling at the very end is necessary to create caramelization on top.

  • Brown rice or quinoa
  • Simple spinach salad
  • Orange slices
 

  • $11.99 per lb. Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fillet Responsible Choice, previously frozen, lb.
  • 2 for $5.00 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix select varieties, 4 to 10 oz.
  • $1.99 per lb. Cara Cara Navel Oranges
Saturday  

balsamic sweet potato recipe

crock pot cinnamon apples

  • $3.88 per lb.Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders100% natural, lb.

  • $1.99 per lb.Organic Sweet Potatoes

  • $2.69 per lb. Organic Stemilt Artisan Golden Delicious Apples lb.

Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos are super easy and a kid favorite!

  • Guacamole with tortilla chips and veggie sticks

A fabulous guacamole recipe that feeds A LOT of people. So many fresh, real ingredients instead of those packs full of processed ingredients.

  • $3.88 per lb.Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders100% natural, lb.
  • 3 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Tortillas select varieties, 14 to 17 oz.
  • 2 for $3.00 Hy-Vee Tortilla Chips select varieties, 11 or 13 oz.
  • 69¢ with fuel saver + perks™ card; $1.49without fuel saver + perks™ card Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 16 oz. pkg.

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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