“Real Food” Menu Plan: June 13-19

June 13-19, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Friday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

This week, my kids helped me plan out some of their favorite and simple meals. And, then, we’ve got a great and easy Father’s Day meal planned for next Sunday! Check it out for ideas and sale items that will save you money.

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

(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 6/15):



smalll bites board

  • Kraft Sliced Natural Cheese select varieties, 7 to 8 oz. ($2.49)
  • Ripe Hass Avocado from California, each (2 for $3)
  • Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce select varieties, 16 oz.
  • Organic Broccoli bunch ($2.48)
  • Grimmway Farms Microwaveable Petite Carrots 12 oz. pkg. ($1.69)
  • Red Seedless Grapes from California ($1.99/lb.)

healthy meatball recipe

    • Organic Hy-Vee Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz. (2 for $5)
  • Strauss Grass Fed Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz. ($5.99/lb)


  • Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.


  • Farm Raised Atlantic Salmon Fillet Responsible Choice, lb. ($10.99/lb)
  •  Grill Ready Russet Potatoes lb. ($.69/lb)

Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken-5

  • Cous Cous
  • Greek Garden Salad

garden greek salad

  • Cantaloupe slices
  • Hy-Vee Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 100% natural ($1.99/lb)
  • Fresh Green Pepper or Cucumber ($.77 each)
  • Jumbo Juicy Kandy Cantaloupe ($.99 each)

homemade pizza

  • Leftover Greek Garden Salad
  • Grapes
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz. (3 for $5)
  • Fresh Green Pepper or Cucumber ($.77 each)
  • Red Seedless Grapes from California ($1.99/lb.)

(Father’s Day)

The Perfect Pan-Seared Steak is so easy! Follow these simple directions for the best steak of your life.

  • Twice-Baked Potatoes (recipe to come)


healthy oven roasted broccoli

  • Raspberries on top of Chocolate Cake
  • Hy-Vee Choice Reserve Boneless Beef Rib Eye Steak USDA Choice, 8 oz. ($8.99)
  • Grill Ready Russet Potatoes ($.69/lb)
  • Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz. (3 for $5)
  • Organic Broccoli bunch ($2.48)
  • Driscoll’s Raspberries this week’s special, 6 oz. pkg. ($1.88)

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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