An Honest Review of Stitch Fix

Honest review of stitch fixAs a small-town, home-grown lake girl, I grew up wearing swimsuits in the summer and sweatshirts in the winter.

In high school, my primary goal when picking out clothes was to hide my figure. I distinctly remember wearing two sports bras at one point.

In college, when I lived in the sorority house, a roommate told me I had “a shoe problem.” Since she’s pretty much a famous fashion blogger now, I probably should have taken her seriously.

Needless to say, I’ve never been a fashionista. In fact, quite the opposite. I have never been much of a shopper and the majority of my clothes have come from either Marshals, outlets, sports apparel stores or garage sales.

Once I had kids, the little shopping I DID do dwindled down to rushed trips to closest store when my parents were in town or the occasional trip to Old Navy which is often cut short due to over-stimulated kids. When I see these trendy moms around town, I often think to myself, “How the heck do they have time to shop!?”

So here’s my dilemma: I desire to dress attractively and not a decade behind but I simply don’t have the time!

Enter: Stitch Fix.

On-the-Go Chicken Burritos {Freezer Meal}

These simple, individual chicken burritos make for a filling, healthy, and satisfying lunch or dinner anywhere and anytime. #freezermeal #realfood

Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours!

Our family is kind of obsessed with these make-ahead chicken burritos. I regularly pull them straight from the freezer to either warm in the oven or microwave for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. I have a feeling we are going to depend strongly on these once the school chaos starts up again! They are perfect for those busy nights when you’re in-and-out or to send in lunchboxes (just heat in foil and place in insulated lunchbox to keep warm.)

These simple, individual chicken burritos make for a filling, healthy, and satisfying lunch or dinner anywhere and anytime. #freezermeal #realfood

Baked Italian Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours!

Everybody loves a good meatball, right? Well, at least everyone in my crew does. And, as my mom friends out there know, it’s no small feat to prepare a meal that everyone eats and enjoys. These delicious, moist Baked Italian Meatballs may get eaten before they ever make it atop whole wheat spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce or a Meatball Sandwich.

Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

Perhaps the best part: Skip the stove top mess and bake these away in the oven for only 20 minutes. They come out perfect every time. And, like so many of our recipes, you can make these meatballs ahead of time and freeze them for a quick, healthy meal later. Check out the freezer meal instructions in the recipe.

Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

I think you’ll want to make this baked version of meatballs again and again!

Slow Cooker Steak Chili {Freezer Meal}

Slow Cooker Steak Chili is a super easy dump-and-go meal, yet incredibly flavorful! Make ahead and freeze. #freezermeal #realfood #thrivinghome

Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! 

Three cheers for the slow cooker! I love this set it and forget it Slow Cooker Steak Chili, because I don’t have to do anything but dump it in, set the timer, and walk away. Seriously. Several hours later I’ve got a hearty and comforting family meal. Just a few minutes of prep work results in all-day, slow-cooked Tex-mex flavor! Wouldn’t this be a fun tailgate recipe this fall?

Note: The heat level is fairly mild, so be sure to kick up the red pepper flakes if you like it hot.

Sweet and Savory Salmon {Freezer Meal}

Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon is a perfect marriage of sweet and savory marinade ingredients, along with the foil-cooking method, take salmon filets to a whole new level. Broiling at the very end is necessary to create caramelization on top.

Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! 

I’m not a huge fish person.

I know, I know. The Omega-3s that are in fish are incredibly good for you and will help you to live until you’re 120, right? Despite my Omega-3 deprivation, I still rarely get salmon, or any other fish for that matter at the store. It’s just too…fishy.

However, thanks to this Sweet and Savory Salmon recipe, I am here to tell you that I am a converted woman. I can officially say that I now have a salmon recipe that I like and will for sure make again. (If I can convince my fish-deprived family to eat it that is.)

Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon is a perfect marriage of sweet and savory marinade ingredients, along with the foil-cooking method, take salmon filets to a whole new level. Broiling at the very end is necessary to create caramelization on top.

Mmmm. The flavor is complex and hard to describe. It has a sweetness to it but it isn’t…sweet. It has this savory richness and a little bite from the fresh ginger that is balanced well with some rice. By broiling the salmon at the end of cooking it, you get this delicious caramelized top that only adds to the depth of flavor.

You know what makes this recipe even better? It is freezer friendly! Seriously. Just add your salmon to the marinade and freeze it in the zip-top bag. Super easy.

OK, enough gushing about the salmon recipe. Here it is.