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

For Nov 9-15: A healthy, easy meal plan that the whole family will love every Friday at Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com).

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Weekly meal planning is hands-down one of the best ways to save time, money, and to eat healthier. Here’s why. Check back every Friday for healthy and easy recipes that your whole family will enjoy.

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.

(*) = Indicates recipe ingredients that are on sale this week at the Hy-Vees of Columbia to help save our local readers money.


Dinner menu:


Sale Items (thru 11/3):



  • Grimmway Farms California Baby Carrots
  • Washington Fuji or Granny Smith Apples

Note: Roast an extra sweet potato and wash extra    grapes for Thursday night’s dinner. 

  • Responsible Choice Fresh Tilapia Fillets
  • Earthbound Organic Sweet Potatoes 

(leftover night)

  •  Clean out the fridge or use a freezer meal. 

(breakfast for dinner)

  • Earthbound Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • Organic Valley Organic Milk Gallons

Note: Buy and save extra ham and rolls for Sunday.

  • Cook’s bone-in ham steak OR Buy a Whole Cure 81 Boneless Ham at $3.99 Get a Honey Suckle 10-14lb. Turkey
  • Grimmway Farms Californial Baby Carrots
  • Midwest Grown Yellow Onions
  • Pacific Organic Broth
  • Washington Fuji or Granny Smith Apples
  • Just BARE Breast/Tenders/Bnls Skls Thighs
  • Fresh Asparagus 
  • 10% off Bulk Organic Quinoa
  • Cook’s bone-in ham steak OR Buy a Whole Cure 81 Boneless Ham at $3.99/lb Get a Honey Suckle 10-14lb. Turkey
  • Kraft Natural Cheese Slices 7oz – 8oz
  • Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips
  • Grimmway Farms Californial Baby Carrots
  • California Clementine Mandarins  

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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