Posts Tagged: “healthy freezer meals”

  • Real Food Menu Plan for April 24-30: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Spring has finally sprung. We’ve been in our kitchens making smoothies (thank you Hy-Vee for the frozen fruit sale) and at our grills grilling up some real food. Firing up the grill not only saves you time during this busy season for most families, but you can even plan ahead by using a pre-made freezer meal, like these delish Southwest …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for April 17-23: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + “Stock Up and Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Easter is around the corner.  When most people think of the grocery store around Easter they think of candy and Easter baskets, but did you know Hy-Vee still has some really good sales on real food items this week like spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and many other things?? Below you’ll find a …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for April 10-16: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Spring is upon us, which means grilling season.  Grilling season is the perfect opportunity for real food.  Don’t believe me? Check out this post on 30+ Real Food Grilling Ideas.  We’ll make a believer out of you! If you need us we’ll be outside…on the patio… by the grill…sipping some sort of …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for April 3-9: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) My friend, Kelley, gave me a great idea for this week–Make-Your-Own Oatmeal Bar! She made a big pot of oatmeal and then let everyone choose from a variety of toppings like blueberries, banana slices, raisins, nuts, and dried coconut. She said the best part was that no one complained. Boom! Easy weeknight meal, …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for March 27-April 2: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week I’m going easy with recipes like Baked Potato Bar (in the slow cooker!), taco night, and some of our favorite paninis. With 77¢ pasta at Hy-Vee this week, I’m also cooking up some Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta on Monday night. This is such a sneaky and yummy way to pack …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for March 20-26: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week frozen veggies are only $.99 at our Hy-Vee grocery store, so I’m using those in three different dishes: Hearty Vegetable Soup, On-the-Go Chicken Burritos, and Szechuan Steak Stir-Fry. I’m also using the $.99 Barilla pasta that’s on sale to make a new slow cooker recipe that sounds amazing. Check it …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for March 6-12: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). Home cooked meals with your family most nights of the week are doable. But, only if you have a menu plan that’s simple, that includes some leftovers (or freezer meals), and that your people will enjoy (at least that’s the motivating part to me!). This week’s easy, crowd-pleasers include Mini Italian Burgers, …Read More

  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). This week I’m trying out Pioneer Woman’s Hamburger Soup recipe, which looks surprisingly healthy with all the veggies included. I think my kids will be most stoked for the Mini Turkey Cheese Burgers (again) and the Oven Omelet with hash browns for our “Brinner” night. What one recipe on the menu do I think …Read More

  • Mini Turkey Cheese Patties or Burgers: A kid-friendly, healthy freezer meal!

    Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers {Freezer Meal}

    It had been an uneventful dinner so far. Everyone…yes, picky eaters and all…munched away on these easy Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers, which I served alongside some Simple Roasted Veggies that night. Uneventful dinner = a RAGING success these days. 🙂 We heard the familiar knock of my dad (aka Daddyman) at the door in the middle of …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for February 21-27: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock and Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins are showing up on the menu plan this week, because they recently made MSN’s Top 50 Insanely Easy Breakfast Casseroles list. AS. THEY. SHOULD. 🙂 We’ve been making these delicious, on-the-go, savory muffins for years. Another recipe from the menu that that should make it in your regular rotation is our Chicken …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for February 14-20: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week we’re teaming up with some of our favorite blogger friends and sites to create a mouth-watering menu full of a variety of wholesome meals. Plus, we’ve got you set for Valentine’s Day night. Don’t even think about fighting the crowds (or spending way too much) on eating out when you can …Read More

  • 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.

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

    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 …Read More

  • 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.

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

    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 …Read More

  • 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.

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

    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 …Read More

  • 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.

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

    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 …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for Dec. 12-18: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: December 12-18

    Meatballs are a win every time in our house, so this week I’m doubling the recipe and creating two meals out of them. Do my kids need to know they are loaded with sneaky spinach and other vegetables? Nope. Then, I’m looking forward to trying out a new recipe from a food blogger I really …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: November 14-20

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). This week on the menu it’s back to the slow cooker for a delicious, vegetarian lasagna (yes, it works in the crockpot!) and my favorite pot roast recipe. Plus, your family will love you forever and ever if you make them Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast for dinner one night. As …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for November 7-13: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: November 7-13

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). We aren’t fancy eaters around here, but we do like home-cooked meals that are easy and made mostly with whole food ingredients. Italian Baked Meatballs, Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes are evidence of our “real food meets reality” philosophy in this week’s menu plan. I think you’re going to …Read More