Posts Tagged: “freezer meals”

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 10-16

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Why does menu planning even matter in the big scheme of things? Sometimes after monumental life events like our family just experienced, I feel the need to back up and evaluate how I’m spending my time. Menu planning to me isn’t the end all be all of being a great mom. Nope. …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan: September 19-25--Easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for the whole week!

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 19-25

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Killer deals this week at Hy-Vee on That’s Smart! frozen veggies ($.89!), russet potatoes ($.99 for a 5lb bag!), eggs ($.99/dozen!), and red seedless grapes ($.99/lb!). So, I’m playing it smart and planning some meals around these Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks specials. Favorites on the menu this week? It’s tough but I’ve personally …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan: September 12-18--Easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for the whole week!

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 12-18

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Fall is here, and Football Sundays have started around this house. The Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes for Sunday’s menu may sound a little off the beaten path but I assure you it is awesome–a definite family favorite! In other news, if you want about the quickest meal that …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 5-11

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Have you ever tried cooking a whole chicken (the cheapest kind to buy!) in the slow cooker? That’s what I’m up to on Slow Cooker Sunday this week. Plus, if you’re looking for a way to incorporate more Omega-3-rich salmon in your life, you’ll definitely want to try Salmon and Sweet Potato …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: August 22-28

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) With soccer and baseball practices already in full swing for fall, I’m whipping up quick week night meals like Baked Nachos, Ham and Cheese Sliders, and make-ahead Bacon and Spinach Quiche. And, then, I’m taking it somewhat easy this weekend by utilizing the grill, some leftovers, and my slow cooker. I …Read More

  • 30+ Kid-Friendly Freezer Meals

    Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery. But the opinions are all ours! A few days ago, my three year old threw a 15 minute tantrum at the kitchen table. The reason for the unrest? A broken banana. I wish I were joking. As I was peeling it for him, it broke in half. …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: August 1-7

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) I apologize for saying this a lot, but my kids are going to love this line-up of meals for next week. If you haven’t tried our healthier mac and cheese, the peanut butter banana baked oatmeal, mini chicken burgers, or the baked meatballs, test them out on your family soon. They are …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: July 25-31

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) My favs on the menu this week? It has to be Chicken Piccata and the Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas. Here comes the broken record part: These are both totally freezable! So, be wise with your time, double the batch, and eat a delicious pre-made meal another time. P.S. Did you know …Read More

  • These Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves are a kid-favorite and a great way to sneak in extra nutrition!

    Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  I could eat these super healthy Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves hot or cold, I tell ya. They really aren’t just for kids, although my three children gobbled them up with a side of ketchup tonight. I’m glad I …Read More

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    “Real Food” Menu Plan: June 13-19

    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 …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: May 23-29

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Since the weather has been so nice, I’m trying to grill at least once a weekend. This week I’m grilling up an oldie but goodie–Firecracker Salmon. It’s got great zip to it, but the kids still like it. P.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed to you to …Read More

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

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This past year has been the year of Thai food cravings for me. Apparently this happens at age 37. And, what’s fun is that my 7-year-old daughter (my little foodie in the family) is right there with me. So, this week I’m branching out to try a Slow Cooker Thai Coconut …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: April 18-24

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Enjoy this week’s delicious and freezer-friendly meals. Remember, simply double the ones that have the (FF) symbol by them and freeze for later! By cooking at home most nights (and strategically using Freezer Cooking), you’ll be eating healthier and saving money. Snaps for that! P.S. Did you know you can have these …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: April 11-17

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Family not crazy about seafood? I implore you to try our simple and delicious Mediterranean Shrimp Skewer recipe in this week’s menu. It’s made a believer out of my kids. With wild shrimp on sale, now’s the time to stock up on this healthy item. And, yes, meatballs made it on the menu …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: April 4-10

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) With grass-fed beef and loads of vegetables on sale this week, I’m cooking up freezer-friendly, veggie-rich dinners all week long. My husband’s and my favorite recipe on the docket is probably the Cancer Fighting Soup. The kids would vote for the Meatball Subs and Baked Nachos as their winners (yes, even those meals …Read More

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    Real Food Meets Reality: Menu Plan (March 28-April 3)

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week it doesn’t get much easier than our 15 minute one-pot wonder Tortilla Soup on Monday night with all your favorite toppings. This quick and healthy soup makes for even better leftovers at lunch the next day. And, I’m definitely going to double and freeze batches of the Mini Chicken Burgers and Whole …Read More

  • Hy-Vee Freezer Cooking Classes: Why We Are BIG Fans

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Hy-Vee but opinions are all mine!  You guys. Last night, we had so much fun at a freezer cooking class at Hy-Vee. Before I launch in to tell you all about why I am digging this new method of freezer cooking, take a peek at this video to give …Read More

  • These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

    Cream Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes {Freezer Meal}

    It’s no secret that I like to sneak more nutrition into kid-friendly meals wherever I can. My kids aren’t the worst vegetable eaters in the world, but they certainly aren’t the best. And, hey, my husband and I could stand to eat more too. So, why not transform the ole carb-loaded, fat-loaded mashed potatoes into something DELICIOUS that …Read More

  • Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals: These healthy and delicious freezer meals will save you time, money, and make eating healthy meals at home possible!

    Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals

    With the start of school just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stock our freezers with healthy pre-made breakfast options and easy weeknight dinners. Whether or not you throw a Freezer Party with friends or spend an afternoon cooking ahead, you’ll be so glad you spent some concentrated time prepping a few of …Read More