“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 17-23


Real Food Menu Plan for October 17-23: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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With this great fall weather, I don’t want to spend more time in the kitchen than I have to. So, this week on the menu I’ve got quick and easy recipes like Penne Rosa Pasta, Baked Nachos, Firecracker Grilled Salmon, and the easiest slow cooker recipe ever.

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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 10/18):

Monday

(MEATLESS)

 

penne rosa pasta

  • Peas
  • Grapes
  • $1.68 Prego Pasta Sauce select varieties, 14 to 24 oz.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 32 oz.
  • $2.48 Hy-Vee Cream Cheese regular or whipped, 12 oz
  • $2.29 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties
  • $2.49 per lb. Scarlotta Red Grapes from California, lb.
Tuesday

Baked Nachos

Guac-2

  • $4.88 per lb. Fresh Ground Beef 90% lean, 10% fat, lb.
  • $7.99 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 32 oz. pkg.earn 20¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Tortilla Chips select varieties, 9 to 13 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Pace Picante Sauce, Salsa or Queso Dip select varieties, 24 oz. or 15 oz.
  • $1.48 per lb. Fresh Roma Tomatoes lb.
  • 2 for $4.00 Dole Salad all natural, classic Romaine, Just Lettuce, spinach or Greener Selection, 9, 8 or 12 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 99¢ per lb. Bland Farms Sweet Onions from Peru, lb.
  • 2 for $3.00 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

apple cinnamon baked french toast

Spicy-Turkey-Breakfast-Sausage

  • Orange slices
  • $1.99 with fuel saver + perks® card; $2.99 without fuel saver + perks® card White or Wheat Bread bakery fresh, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 20 oz.
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Omega 3 Cage Free Brown Eggs 12 ct.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 99¢ per lb. Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji or Gala Apples from Washington, this week’s special, lb.
  • $3.99 Honeysuckle White Turkey Italian Sausage, Breakfast Sausage or Bratwurst, select varieties, 1 or 1.25 lb.
  • $1.88 per lb. Jumbo Navel Oranges from Australia, lb.
Friday

sweet and savory carrots

  • Wild Rice 
  • Apple slices
  • $11.99 per lb. Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fillet Responsible Choice, previously frozen, lb.
  • 2 for $3.00 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $4.00 Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice or Seeds of Change Rice select varieties, 6 to 15.8 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 99¢ per lb. Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji or Gala Apples from Washington, this week’s special, lb.
Saturday

Tortellini Soup

  • Whole grain dinner rolls
  • Orange Slices
  • $3.99 Honeysuckle White Turkey Italian Sausage, Breakfast Sausage or Bratwurst, select varieties, 1 or 1.25 lb.
  • $2.99 Pacific Broth beef or free range chicken, 32 fl. oz. OR  79¢ Swanson Broth select varieties, 14 or 14.5 oz.
  • $2.29 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties
  • 99¢ per lb. Bland Farms Sweet Onions from Peru, lb.
  • $1.88 per lb. Jumbo Navel Oranges from Australia, lb.
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

slow cooker parmesan sliders

  • Spinach Salad
  • Grapes
  • $1.98 per lb. Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.68 Prego Pasta Sauce select varieties, 14 to 24 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Kraft Sliced Natural Cheese select varieties, 7 to 8 oz
  • $2.99 Hy-Vee Grated Parmesan Cheese regular or with Romano, 8 oz.
  • $4.99 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Spinach or Spring Mix 10 oz.
  • $2.49 per lb. Scarlotta Red Grapes from California, lb.

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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