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

FEB 22-28, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Wednesday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Can you tell I just got my new Cooking Light magazine last week? I’m excited to try two of their new recipes in the latest issue! Check them out below…

Weekly Menu Plan

(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.


Dinner menu:


Sale Items (thru 2/23):



Minestrone Soup

homemade wheat sandwich bread

  • Hy-Vee Pasta
  • Frozen Birds Eye Vegetables
  • Hy-Vee Canned Vegetables
  • Hy-Vee Canned Tomatoes
  • Hy-Vee Flour

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5-ingredient mac and cheese

  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Fresh Pineapple 
  • Responsible Choice Fresh Tilapia Fillets
  • Hy-Vee Pasta
  • Kraft Shredded Cheese
  • Dole Fresh Pineapple


  • Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.


blueberry pumpkin baked french toast

how to cook bacon

  • Cantaloupe
  • Oscar Mayer Bacon
  • Frozen Hy-Vee Berries
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe

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

  • Angel Hair Pasta (tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese)
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Apple Slices
  • HV 100% Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Kraft Shredded Cheese
  • Hy-Vee Pasta
  • Washington Honeycrisp Apples

taco seasoning mix

  • Fresh Pineapple 
  • 73/27 Fresh Ground Beef 1lb. Roll
  • Hy-Vee Salad Mix
  • Salsa Ready Roma Tomatoes
  • Kraft Shredded Cheese
  • La Preferida Beans
  • Del Monte Fresh Pineapple

(Slow cooker)

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Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

  • Salad
  • Cantaloupe
  • Hormel Always Tender Pork Shoulder Boston Butt Pork Roast
  • Melissa’s Idaho Dutch Yellow, Ruby Gold, Gemstone, Purple, Seasonal or Fing
  • Hy-vee Salad Mix
  • Cantaloupe

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…


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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