“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: December 26-January 1


Real Food Menu Plan for Dec. 26-Jan 1: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday break. For my post-Christmas plan, I’m focusing on some warm, cozy family favorites to keep the everyone happy over break. One surprisingly simple yet delicious meal is the Turkey, Pesto, and Swiss Paninis. Give those a try if you haven’t yet.

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

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(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 12/27):

Monday

(Meatless)

 

A better mac and cheese with sneaky sweet potato

  • 4 for $5.00 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 58¢ per lb. Sweet Potatoes this week’s special, lb.
  • $7.99 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 32 oz.earn 15¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 Organic Broccoli each
Tuesday

simple blender hummus recipe

  • $7.99 per lb. Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Turkey select varieties, lb.
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg. earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Select Hummus select varieties, 8 oz.

 

Wednesday

(Leftover night)

  • Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.
 

  • Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

THURSDAY

(BREAKFAST FOR DINNER)

healthy smoothie recipe

  • $2.49 Nature’s Harvest Bread select varieties, 20 oz.
  • 99¢ Hy-Vee Pumpkin 15 oz.
  • $2.49 Hy-Vee Omega 3 Cage Free Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $2.99 Johnsonville Sausage breakfast links, rolls, patties, full cooked links or patties, select varieties, 9.6 to 12 oz.
Friday

homemade whole wheat egg noodles

bread machine wheat rolls

  • Salad
  • 4 for $5.00 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $2.99 per lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast from our service case, lb.
  • $2.99 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 2 lb. bag
  • $3.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Chopped Salad select varieties, 11 oz.
Saturday 

 

mini meatloaf muffins

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

  • Peas
  • $3.99 per lb. Fresh Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, lb.
  • 58¢ per lb. Sweet Potatoes this week’s special, lb.
  • $1.68 Hy-Vee One Step Russet Potatoes proceeds have helped plant gardens for communities to eat healthier, 5 lb. bagearn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Broth select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 99¢ Philadelphia Cream Cheese original or 1/3 less fat, limit 2 total w/coupon, limit 1 coupon per customer, see page 2 , 8 oz. bar
  • 77¢ Hy-Vee Sweet Peas select varieties, 16 oz Bag
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

  • 4 for $5.00 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $2.99 per lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast from our service case, lb.
  • 58¢ per lb. Sweet Potatoes this week’s special, lb.
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase

 

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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