“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: November 7-13


Real Food Menu Plan for November 7-13: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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We aren’t fancy eaters around here, but we do like home-cooked meals that are easy and made mostly with whole food ingredients. Italian Baked Meatballs, Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes are evidence of our “real food meets reality” philosophy in this week’s menu plan. I think you’re going to like these recipes. A lot.

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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 11/8):

Monday

(Meatless)

 

Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe - Even better than Panera Bread's!

Pesto cheese bread

  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.
  • 68¢ Swanson Broth select varieties, 14 or 14.5 oz.
  • 88¢ per lb. Jumbo White or Red Onions lb.
  • $1.69 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz.
  • $2.49 Organic Celery Hearts 2 ct.
Tuesday

Cobb Salad

  • Leftover Cheesy Pesto Bread
  • $1.48 with fuel saver + perks® card; $2.48 without fuel saver + perks® card Dole Salad all natural, select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 5 to 12 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 with fuel saver + perks® card; $2.99 without fuel saver + perks® card Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 12, 16 oz. or 2.1 oz. fully cooked
  • $2.99 Hy-Vee Sweet Grape Tomatoes pintearn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.69 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Organic Broccoli bunch
Wednesday

(Leftovers)

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

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

whole-wheat-pumpkin-pancakes

  • Apple and pear slices with peanut butter

 

  • 48¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2 total, 12 ct.
  • Hy-Vee White Milk select varieties, price varies by store, gallon earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.48 per lb. Stemilt Rushing River Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc or Red Anjou Pears, from Washington, lb.
  • $1.48 per lb. Stemilt Granny Smith or Red Delicious Apples from Washington, lb.
Friday

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

Crock Pot Marinara Sauce

  • Steamed Green Beans
  • $4.99 Lean Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • 48¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs limit 2 total, 12 ct.
  • 3 for $2.00 Fresh Parsley bunch
  • 48¢with fuel saver + perks® card; 98¢without fuel saver + perks® card Creamette or Ronzoni Pasta select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 88¢ per lb. Jumbo White or Red Onions lb.
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.
  • $1.49 per lb. Fresh Green Beans lb.
Saturday

crock pot potatoes

  • Grapes
  • 49¢ per lb. Russet Potatoes lb.
  • $2.99 Organic Broccoli bunch
  • 2 for $5.00 with fuel saver + perks® card; $2.99 without fuel saver + perks® card; Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 12, 16 oz. or 2.1 oz. fully cooked
  • $6.98 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.68 per lb. Sun World Scarlotta Red Seedless Grapes this week’s special, lb.
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

teriyaki-chicken-3

fried rice

  • Pear slices
  • $3.99 per lb. Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Skinless Breast lb.
  • 88¢ per lb. Jumbo White or Red Onions lb.
  • $1.69 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Organic Broccoli bunch
  • $1.48 per lb. Stemilt Rushing River Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc or Red Anjou Pears, 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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Comments

  1. Teri says

    I love your menu plans! Thank you so much for providing them for everyone to use. Quick question, your Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken recipe calls for thighs, but in your list above for the sale items at HyVee you have boneless breasts listed. Have you used both with success? The breasts don’t end up too dry? Thanks!!

    • Rachel says

      Good catch! We have not tried breasts with this particular recipe, however I use them in the Chicken Parmesan Sliders and they are done in the slow cooker on HIGH in about 2-3 hours and LOW in about 4-5 hours. So, I would assume it works for the teriyaki chicken too.