“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: January 23-29


Real Food Menu Plan for January 23-29: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

One of the tricks that helps me make menu planning simpler each week is to think in terms of a theme for most nights. You may notice that we use these categories to add variety to each day of the week and to take some of the guesswork out of the planning:

  • Monday = meatless
  • Tuesday = take it easy (i.e. an easy weeknight dinner)
  • Wednesday = leftovers/freezer meal
  • Thursday = breakfast for dinner
  • Sunday = slow cooker

Then, this allows for flexibility on the weekends for eating out or spending more time in the kitchen if I want.

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

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):

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/24):

  • $2.29 Organic Full Circle Broth select varieties, 32 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 77¢ Grimmway Farms Whole Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.28 Hy-Vee Tomato Sauce or Tomatoes select varieties, 28 or 29 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.28 per lb. Sweet Yellow Onions from Peru, lb.

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Tuesday (Take It Easy):

  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce 

spaghetti

  • Whole grain baguette
  • Peas
  • Cantaloupe slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/24):

  • 2 for $4.00 Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 32 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.77 Prego Pasta Sauce select varieties, 14.3 to 24 oz.
  • $3.99 Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. roll
  • 4 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 4, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.88 Cantaloupe ea.

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Wednesday (Leftovers):

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

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Thursday (Breakfast for Dinner):

how to cook bacon

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/24):

  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Oats quick or old fashioned, 42 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Fed Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $1.88 per lb. Pinata Or Pink Lady Apples from Washington, lb.
  • $3.99 Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon select varieties or fully cooked, 2.5, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $2.88 with fuel saver + perks® card; $3.88 without fuel saver + perks® card Red Ripe Strawberries limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 16 oz. pkg.

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Friday:

Chicken, Brown Rice, & Veggie Casserole

bread machine wheat rolls

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/17):

  • $2.29 Organic Full Circle Broth select varieties, 32 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.59 Hy-Vee Rice select varieties, 14 or 32 oz.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $4.00 Hy-Vee Shredded, Bar or Cubed Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.
  • $2.49 Organic Fresh Broccoli bunch

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Saturday:

This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

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

  • Steamed Green Beans

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/24):

  • $3.99 per lb. Boneless Pork Tenderloin Hormel Always Tender, lb.
  • $2.29 Organic Full Circle Broth select varieties, 32 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $3.88 Green Giant Klondike Goldust Potatoes 5 lb. bagearn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $4.00 Hy-Vee Soft Cream Cheese select varieties, 8 oz.

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Sunday (Slow Cooker):

homemade balsamic salad dressing

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/24):

  • 2 for $7.00 Hy-Vee Frozen Select Pasta select varieties, 14.5 to 25 oz.
  • $2.29 Organic Full Circle Broth select varieties, 32 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $2.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase

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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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