“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: November 14-20


Real Food Menu Plan for November 14-20: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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This week on the menu it’s back to the slow cooker for a delicious, vegetarian lasagna (yes, it works in the crockpot!) and my favorite pot roast recipe. Plus, your family will love you forever and ever if you make them Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast for dinner one night. As a reminder, look for that (FF) symbol by the recipes below to see if you can double and freeze one for later. Freezer cooking is such a smart strategy for busy families.

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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 11/15):

Monday

(Meatless)

 

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

  • Peas
  • Cantaloupe slices

 

  • 2 for $3.00 Hy-Vee Lasagna Noodlesregular or no boil, 16 or 12 oz.
  • $1.39 Ragu Pasta Sauce select varieties, 16 to 24 oz.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Cottage Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $4.00 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese select varieties, 5 to 8 oz.
  • $2.29 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 32 or 12 oz.
  • $2.98 Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe each
Tuesday

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Oven Fries Recipe

  • Grapes
  • $4.99 Just BARE Boneless Chicken Breast Fillets, Tenders or Thighs, Skinless, 20 oz.
  • $1.88 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes proceeds have helped plant gardens for communities to eat healthier, 5 lb. bag
  • $1.99 per lb. Columbine Vineyards Autumn King Green Seedless Grapes, lb.
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

blueberry pumpkin baked french toast

how to cook bacon

  • Apples slices
  • $1.99 Sara Lee Whole Grain White Bread 20 oz.
  • $5.88 Hy-Vee Frozen Blueberries 32 oz
  • 88¢ Hy-Vee Pumpkin 15 oz.
  • $4.29 Organic Full Circle Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • 2 for $6.00 Land O’Lakes Butterselect varieties, 1 lb. sticks
  • $1.88 per lb. Honeycrisp Apples from Washington, lb.

 

Friday

Honey Garlic Shrimp-7

healthy oven roasted broccoli

  • $5.00 Hy-Vee Raw or Cooked Shrimp Responsible Choice, 41 to 50 ct. raw, 51 to 60 ct. cooked, 12 oz.
  • 2 for $4.00 Near East Sides select
Saturday

One of my favorite, family friendly dinners: Baked Chicken Fajita Recipe--Freezer Friendly.

  • Hummus with veggie sticks
  • Grapes
  • $4.99 Just BARE Boneless Chicken Breast Fillets, Tenders or Thighs, Skinless, 20 oz.
  • 99¢ with fuel saver + perks® card; $1.49 without fuel saver + perks® card, Hy-Vee Tortillas select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 14 to 17 oz.
  • 3 for $2.00 Del Monte Vegetables this week’s special, select varieties, 11 to 15.25 oz., earn 4¢ a gallon w/each purchase
  • $1.99 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. bag, earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.77 Hy-Vee Select Hummus select varieties, 8 oz., earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 3 for $1.00 Grimmway Farms Whole Carrots 1 lb. bag
  • $1.99 Organic Celery each
  • $1.99 per lb. Columbine Vineyards Autumn King Green Seedless Grapes
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with no processed ingredients. Just real food that's really good!

homemade wheat sandwich bread

  • Apple slices
  • $3.99 per lb. Hy-Vee Angus Reserve Boneless Beef Arm Roast 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.48 Hy-Vee Broth select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 3 for $1.00 Grimmway Farms Whole Carrots 1 lb. bag
  • $1.88 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes proceeds have helped plant gardens for communities to eat healthier, 5 lb. bag
  • $1.99 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. bag, earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct.
  • $1.88 per lb. Honeycrisp Apples from Washington, 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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