Posts Tagged: “whole food menu plans”

  • 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 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 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 Menu Plan for November 28-Dec 4: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: Nov 28-Dec 4

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). Our family enjoyed the holiday respite and over-the-top good food, but it’s time to get back to the “real food meets reality” basics. This week, I’m focusing on some leaner dinner options like Hearty Vegetable Soup and Baked Chicken, but also throwing in some old family favorites like Beefy Baked Ravioli and …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

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

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 31-November 6

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). My favorite menu this week is on Halloween night! Take a look at all the festive treats I have planned. Then, the award for easiest, crowd-pleasing recipe goes to Cheesy Baked Spinach Tortellini on Tuesday night. Always a winner around here. P.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed …Read More

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

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 24-30

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week I have a 10 Minute—yes 10 minute!—Tortilla Soup that you’re going to love. Plus, you’ve gotta try making the Baked Egg Cups. Low carb (and gluten-free) goodness doesn’t get any easier. Finally, I’m doubling up and freezing the Mini Turkey & Veggie Meatloaves, because they are tasty, healthy, and a …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 17-23

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) With this great fall weather, I don’t want to spend more time in the kitchen than I have to. So, this week on the menu I’ve got quick and easy recipes like Penne Rosa Pasta, Baked Nachos, Firecracker Grilled Salmon, and the easiest slow cooker recipe ever. P.S. Did you know you can have …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 10-16

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Why does menu planning even matter in the big scheme of things? Sometimes after monumental life events like our family just experienced, I feel the need to back up and evaluate how I’m spending my time. Menu planning to me isn’t the end all be all of being a great mom. Nope. …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 3-9

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) I’ve got an interesting and easy method for making Mac and Cheese to show you this week (on Meatless Monday), if you haven’t tried it before. You actually cook the pasta in the milk and it thickens as it cooks. With just five ingredients, you can have this simple, creamy pasta …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 26-October 2

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week, I’ll be stocking my freezer with our delicious Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders and my favorite Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies. Both are requested frequently in our house and freeze well, which is a double win. For a healthy and mouth-watering 20-minute weeknight meal, definitely give our Pumpkin Chili a try. …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan: September 19-25--Easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for the whole week!

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 19-25

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Killer deals this week at Hy-Vee on That’s Smart! frozen veggies ($.89!), russet potatoes ($.99 for a 5lb bag!), eggs ($.99/dozen!), and red seedless grapes ($.99/lb!). So, I’m playing it smart and planning some meals around these Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks specials. Favorites on the menu this week? It’s tough but I’ve personally …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 5-11

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Have you ever tried cooking a whole chicken (the cheapest kind to buy!) in the slow cooker? That’s what I’m up to on Slow Cooker Sunday this week. Plus, if you’re looking for a way to incorporate more Omega-3-rich salmon in your life, you’ll definitely want to try Salmon and Sweet Potato …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: August 22-28

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) With soccer and baseball practices already in full swing for fall, I’m whipping up quick week night meals like Baked Nachos, Ham and Cheese Sliders, and make-ahead Bacon and Spinach Quiche. And, then, I’m taking it somewhat easy this weekend by utilizing the grill, some leftovers, and my slow cooker. I …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: August 15-21

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) It’s the start of school for us next week. So, I’m planning to make several batches of the Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches (below) and freeze them for easy, on-the-go breakfasts. Looking for more grab and go breakfast ideas? Check out my Pinterest Board called Easy School Morning Breakfasts with lots of ideas. P.S. Did …Read More