Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers {Freezer Meal}

These Mini Turkey Cheese Burgers are full of flavor and are a family favorite. Be sure to double and freeze an extra batch for later.

It had been an uneventful dinner so far. Everyone…yes, picky eaters and all…munched away on these easy Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers, which I served alongside some Simple Roasted Veggies that night. Uneventful dinner = a RAGING success these days. 🙂

We heard the familiar knock of my dad (aka Daddyman) at the door in the middle of said uneventful dinner. The kids raced to the door, and there he was with tool box in hand ready to fix yet another broken item in my house. Yes, I’m that spoiled.

As Daddyman worked away in the kitchen, I heard him mutter, “Oooo, those look good” toward my plate of cheese-topped patties. A few minutes later, he took a break from his fix-it job to down a Mini Turkey Cheeseburger with an audible, “Mmmm!” Then, as he walked back out the door, I noticed a second burger in hand.

It makes my heart skip a beat when I make someone happy with my food, especially my daddy!

Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers: A kid-friendly, healthy freezer meal!

I hope you can make your people so very happy with these flavor-packed and quite healthy little burgers. Either eat them plain or doctor with them up with all your favorite cheeseburger toppings. They make for great leftovers the next few days, too.

And the Cookbook Cover Winner Is…

Two weeks ago, we did something crazy.

We let YOU vote and decide which cookbook cover we would end up using. Well, the people have spoken and we have a major announcement.

I present to you, the winning cover for our upcoming cookbook….

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock and Save” Deals

Real Food Menu Plan for February 21-27: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins are showing up on the menu plan this week, because they recently made MSN’s Top 50 Insanely Easy Breakfast Casseroles list. AS. THEY. SHOULD. 🙂 We’ve been making these delicious, on-the-go, savory muffins for years.

Another recipe from the menu that that should make it in your regular rotation is our Chicken Parmesan Casserole, which has been pinned a whopping 1.7 million times. With just a few simple ingredients, it comes together in a snap and pleases the whole family.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Top 5 killer “real food” deals at Hy-Vee for you to stock up and save on. These sales end on Tuesday, so grab them while they’re hot.

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.

Top 3 Myths About Freezer Cooking Debunked!

Don't let these 3 myths stop you from saving time and money, eating healthier, and having delicious meals on the table regularly! Here are the top 3 freezer cooking myths debunked!

As self-proclaimed “freezer cooking evangelists”, we’re on a mission to convert friends, family, and readers to the freezer cooking lifestyle. That’s because we’ve been convinced over our 15+ combined years of experience with this type of make-ahead meal prep that it really does save time and money, helps us eat healthier, and reduces stress at dinner time.

We are always looking to help just one more person experience the end result of enjoying a delicious, homemade meal around the table with their loved ones. And, that’s really why we decided to write our cookbook called From Freezer to Table (release date: September 2017).

We get it. You’re hesitant to give freezer cooking a go, right? We’ve even been in your shoes, but it’s time to get some facts straight. So today I want to clear up the top three freezer cooking myths we’ve heard from our “nose turner upper” pals. 🙂

Myth #1: Freezer meals aren’t fresh tasting. They are usually mushy and boring.

My husband and I LOVE good food and claim to be “foodie-wanna-bes”. Mushy, boring, beige meals are what I avoid most when cooking. What I’ve learned is that freezer meals can taste just as good as fresh meals when prepared correctly. They can be full of vibrant color and complex flavors, too. Check out a few examples (and, yes, these are freezer meals)…

Blueberry Power Muffins

A healthy, real food, freezer friendly, blueberry recipe that my whole family enjoyed. With an A+ list of ingredients, this healthy breakfast makes my body happy and my taste buds happy too. Enjoy!

It’s no secret that I am a muffin lover. I love that they are easy to make, easy to eat anytime of the day, and easy to freeze.

When these Blueberry Power Muffins were suggested by my friend Noelle as a recipe to make in my freezer club, I was excited to give them a try.

A healthy, real food, freezer friendly, blueberry recipe that my whole family enjoyed. With an A+ list of ingredients, this healthy breakfast makes my body happy and my taste buds happy too. Enjoy!

Umm. Yes.