“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: January 16-22


Real Food Menu Plan for January 16-22: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Every week we put together a menu plan stocked full of family-friendly, mostly-real food recipes. Extra bonus if you live near a Hy-Vee, because we build the plan around their sales. Regardless of your Hy-Vee proximity, taking the step to menu plan will save you time, money, and headaches. If you try one thing off this week’s menu, it’s hard, but I’d say try the Farm Fresh Quesadillas. No, the Homemade Chicken Nuggets. Oh, nope maybe the Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders. Ok, they are all yummy. Enjoy!

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Weekly Menu Plan

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). These menu plans are focused around sale items, which are listed below each day’s menu, to save you money.

(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.

Monday (Meatless):

Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini (FF)
Baked Cheesy Spinach Tortellini
Peas
Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/17):
2 for $7.00 Hy-Vee Select Pasta (frozen tortellini) select varieties, 14.5 to 25 oz.
4 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Pasta Sauce select varieties, 23.5 to 24 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
2 for $5.00 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad select varieties, 5 oz.
$1.88 Fresh Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.

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Tuesday:

Homemade Chicken Nuggets (FF)
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Boiled Baby Potatoes
Simple and Delicious Boiled Baby Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/17):
$3.99 per lb. Hy-Vee True Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts lb.
$1.48 per lb. Fresh Green Beans

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Wednesday (Leftovers):

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

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Thursday (Breakfast for Dinner):

Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas (FF)

Green Pineapple Smoothie

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/17):
$1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Fed Brown Eggs 12 ct.
$3.99 Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
$2.98 Del Monte Gold Pineapple

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Friday:

Chicken Spaghetti (FF)

Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/17):
77¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
2 for $5.00 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Salad select varieties, 5 oz.
$3.99 per lb. Hy-Vee True Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts lb.

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Saturday:

Mini Ham and Cheese Sliders

Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/17):
$3.99 per lb. Hy-Vee Quality Deli Sliced Ham select varieties, lb.
2 for $6.00 Xochitl All Natural Tortilla Chips select varieties, 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Select Salsa select varieties, 16 oz.
$1.88 Fresh Strawberries 16 oz. pkg.

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Sunday (Slow Cooker):

No Peek Stew (FF) (Note: cook on LOW for 8 hours in slow cooker, instead of oven.)

Honey Wheat Bread
Bread machine honey wheat bread recipe
Apple Slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/17):
$6.99 per lb. Strauss Grass Fed Boneless Beef Stew Meat lb.
$2.88 Green Giant Idaho Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag
$1.88 per lb. Organic Stemilt Granny Smith or Red Delicious Apples, from Washington, lb

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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…Shop Online Now

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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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