“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: January 30-February 5


Real Food Menu Plan for January 31-February 6: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

This week’s menu is packed with fast meals. From a 10 Minute Frittata to Whole Grain Pizza Bread to Honey Garlic Shrimp, you’ll have a variety of healthy and delicious dinners on the table in no time for your crew. As always, don’t forget to double and freeze the meals marked Freezer-Friendly (FF) to use another night.

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Weekly Menu Plan

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). These menu plans are focused around sale items 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):

This quick, cheap, and protein-rich meal works for breakfast or dinner anytime.

easy sweet potato recipe

  • Pear slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31):

  • 79¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 12 ct.
  • 2 for $5.00 Dole Salad select varieties, all natural, 8 or 15 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $1.99 per lb. Organic Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.68 per lb. Jumbo Bartlett, Anjou or Bosc Pears from Washington, lb.

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Tuesday (Take It Easy):

Whole Grain Pizza Bread

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31):

  • 3 for $5.00 Organic Muir Glen Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce or Pizza Sauce, select varieties, 14.5 or 15 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $1.99 Dole Broccoli bunch
  • 3 for $4.00 Hy-Vee Cream Cheese select varieties, 8 oz. bar
  • $1.68 per lb. Braeburn or Gala Apples from Washington, lb.

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Wednesday (Leftovers):

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Thursday (Breakfast for Dinner):

Whole Wheat Waffles

  • All-natural breakfast sausage links
  • Cantaloupe slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31):

  • 79¢ Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs 12 ct.
  • $2.99 Fresh Cantaloupe ea.
  • $6.97 Hy-Vee Select 100% Pure Maple Syrup 12 fl. oz.

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Friday:

  • Fresh veggie sticks and hummus
  • Raspberries and blueberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31):

  • $2.99 per lb. Hy-Vee True Chicken Boneless Skinless ChickenThighs, lb.
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.88 Organic Celery 1 bunch
  • $2.88 Hy-Vee Select Hummus select varieties, 10 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Driscoll Raspberries, Blueberries or Blackberries 6 oz. pkg.

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Saturday:

  • Brown Rice
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Cantaloupe slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31):

  • $14.99 per lb. Natural Wild EZ-Peel Gulf Shrimp Responsible Choice, 10 to 15 ct. , lb.
  • 88¢ Birds Eye Steamfresh Selects Cut Green Beans select varieties, 10 oz Bag
  • $2.99 Fresh Cantaloupe ea.

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Sunday (Slow Cooker):

  • Apple and pear slices

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 1/31):

  • $2.99 per lb. Boneless Beef Bottom Round Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural , lb.
  • $2.99 per lb. Greenhouse Grown Tomatoes lb.
  • $1.68 Hy-Vee Tortillas select varieties, 14 to 17 oz.
  • 2 for $5.00 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Tortilla Chips 12 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.68 per lb. Braeburn or Gala Apples from Washington, lb.
  • $1.68 per lb. Jumbo Bartlett, Anjou or Bosc Pears from Washington, lb.

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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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