“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: January 9-15


Real Food Menu Plan for January 9-15: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

The New Year means a renewed commitment to eating healthier for many of us. This week I’m sneaking in loads of veggies and fruit into our menu plan with the likes of Cancer Fighting Soup, Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (like apple pie for breakfast!), and Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies. Even the Mini Italian Burgers I’m making have a big ole handful of fresh chopped herbs inside.

Want more ideas for incorporating fruit and veggies into your family’s diet? Try some of these 50+ delicious dishes.

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)

(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 1/10):

Monday

(Meatless)

 

Cancer Fighting Soup recipe

  • Whole wheat baguette
  • 98¢ with fuel saver + perks® card; $1.68 without fuel saver + perks® card Monterey Whole White Mushrooms Midwest grown, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 8 oz. pkg.
  • $3.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad buy one, get one FREE, select varieties, 5 oz.
  • 58¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $1.48 per lb. Zucchini or Yellow Squash lb.
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes everyday low price, select varieties, 14.5 oz.
Tuesday
  • Taco Bar (includes taco meat, cheese, tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, avocados, etc.)

creamy avocado dip recipe

  • Grapes

$5.99 Strauss Grass Fed Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. pkg.

98¢ with fuel saver + perks® card; $1.98 without fuel saver + perks® card Chi-Chi’s Salsa select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 16 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)

The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever

  • 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.
  • $1.68 per lb. Jonagold Apples from Michigan, lb.
  • $1.99with fuel saver + perks® card; $2.99without fuel saver + perks® card Florida’s Natural Juice select varieties, limit 1 total per card, per ad week, restrictions apply, 59 fl. oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Frozen Fruit this week’s special, select varieties, 48 oz. earn 2¢ off per gallon w/ purchase
Friday

Simple Baked Chicken Parmesan - An easy, healthy and delicious recipe, perfect for any beginner cook.

  • Whole grain angel hair pasta 
  • Spinach Salad
  • buy one, get one FREE Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast buy one, get one FREE
  • $7.99 Hy-Vee Shredded Cheese select varieties, 32 oz.earn 15¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.39 Ragu Pasta Sauce select varieties, 16 to 24 oz.
  • 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
  • $3.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad buy one, get one FREE, select varieties, 5 oz.
Saturday 

 

  • $5.99 Strauss Grass Fed Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. pkg.
  • $3.99 Organic Cauliflower each
  • $2.68 Cantaloupe ea.
Sunday

(Slow cooker)

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

  • Fresh fruit salad
  • $1.48 per lb. Hy-Vee Fresh Grade A Roasting Chicken 100% natural, lb.
  • 99¢ per lb. Red or Gold Potatoes lb.
  • 58¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $3.48 Strawberries from Florida, 16 oz. pkg.
  • $2.68 Cantaloupe ea.
  • $4.99 Organic Blueberries 6 oz. pkg.

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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