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

March 14-20, 2016: A FREE healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Wednesday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

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I’m trying a new dish next week called Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Doesn’t that sound tasty? I’ll let you know if it’s a winner. Also notable is that I’m going to try to make a big batch of the Breakfast Sandwiches and freeze half of them for quick breakfasts. These are always a hit!

P.S. Did you know you have have these menu plans emailed 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 3/15):



fried rice

  • Grapes
  • Hy-Vee Large Eggs 12CT
  • Sweet Yellow Onions
  • Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables
  • Red Seedless Grapes


  • Steamed green beans
  • HV 100% Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Creamettes or Ronzoni Pasta

  • Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables (green beans)


  • Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.


starbucks breakfast sandwich recipe


    • Hy-Vee Large Eggs 12Ct

    • Di Lusso Premium Sliced Cheese

    • Fresh Blueberry

    • Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt 5.3oz


Great pulled pork recipe that is made in the dutch oven. Packed with flavor and makes a ton!

  • Guacamole 

Guacamole Recipe

  • Whole grain tortilla chips
  • Side salad
  • Hormel Always Tender Pork Shoulder Boston Butt Pork Roast
  • Sweet Yellow Onions
  • Hy-Vee Organic Salad Mixes or BOGO Dole Classic Romaine or Greener Selection Salads



  • Responsible Choice Fresh Tilapia Fillets 
  • Creamettes or Ronzoni Pasta
  • Sweet Yellow Onions
  • Hy-Vee Frozen Vegetables (corn)

(Slow cooker)

Chicken Parmesan Sliders is the easiest crockpot meal you might ever make. The family will go nuts for this one!

Asian Slaw Salad Recipe

  • HV 100% Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Hunts Pasta Sauce
  • Cabbage 

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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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