Posts Tagged: “healthy freezer meal”

  • Real Food Menu Plan for January 16-22: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: January 16-22

    Every week we put together a menu plan stocked full of family-friendly, mostly-real food recipes. Extra bonus if you live near a Hy-Vee, because we build the plan around their sales. Regardless of your Hy-Vee proximity, taking the step to menu plan will save you time, money, and headaches. If you try one thing off …Read More

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal (For a Crowd)

    We are baked oatmeal fanatics around here, as you may know. Both my kids and Polly’s kids eat the stuff by bushels. I find myself making the Brownie Baked Oatmeal repeatedly, while Polly probably makes the original Baked Oatmeal with Fruit recipe the most. But, all the baked oatmeal recipes on here are worth trying. …Read More

  • Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  My kids are totally on a quesadilla kick. No matter what we put in it, if we put something between two tortillas and call it a quesadilla, it’s a win.  In light of the kids’ quesadilla obsession and my …Read More

  • Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps

    Freezer Friendly Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps Confession: there are a handful of recipes in our Recipe Index that I have yet to try. Don’t worry– every recipe in there has been tested by either Rachel or myself. (We wouldn’t share a recipe if we hadn’t tried it and given our stamp of approval on it.) …Read More

  • Dark Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Spinach)

    Dark Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Spinach) {Freezer Meal}

    You caught us. Yes, it’s slightly ridiculous how much we eat oatmeal around here, whether it’s Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs or another baked oatmeal recipe from our breakfast recipe index. We love them all! But, I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Rachel’s gone off the deep end on this one. Spinach in your oatmeal?” Look, my baked oatmeal …Read More

  • Cheap, rich and savory, and good for you too! This Ham and Bean Soup is a perfect winter comfort food. #freezermeal #realfood

    Leftover Ham and Nine Bean Soup {Freezer Meal}

    Cooking within a tight grocery budget? Let me tell ya, this soup is the bomb. It’s not only cheap thanks to the beans, but it’s also very filling and boasts a rich savory flavor thanks to the ham. (Want to save even more? Try my equally delicious Ham and Bean Soup that’s even more budget-friendly due to only …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

  • Baked Chicken Fajitas {Freezer Meal}

    Confession: Rachel and I had the hardest time figuring out what to call this recipe. Chicken and Veggie Burritos? Baked Enchiladas? Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas? Chicken Fajitas? We just couldn’t quite capture what these were because they are a wonderful combination of all things Mexican. We ended up landing on Baked Chicken Fajitas. It’s by …Read More

  • This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

    Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! True or False? Once upon a time, a local news reporter did a 5 o’clock news story about my Freezer Club. My only line in the whole thing was, “I’ve never met a pork tenderloin I didn’t love.” True. And …Read More

  • Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

    Delicious dinner recipe? Check. Freezer friendly? Check. Makes a lot of leftovers? Check. Approved by all ages in the family? Check. Feeds a large group of people? Check. Easy to make? Check! I’ve been making this Baked Penne Pasta Recipe for a while now. It’s finally time for me to share it with the world. …Read More

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

    Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

    “I need more recipes like this in my life,” I told my husband, as he and the kids scarfed down slider after slider. When I don’t have to touch raw meat (can I get an amen?), I can just dump a few ingredients in a slow cooker, and a healthy and kid-friendly meal magically appears …Read More

  • Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes

    I love cooking shows. And there’s one Food Network star who will always have a special place in my heart. Can you guess who? Rach, of course! I’ve been watching 30 Minute Meals pretty consistently for 10 years now. Honestly, a large majority of what I know in the kitchen from tips to ingredients to …Read More

  • Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

    Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps {Freezer Meal}

      It’s a curious thing how my blogging works most weeks. I find myself “writing” elaborate, detailed posts about a parenting issue or a book I’m reading or even a theological issue from time to time in my head A LOT. Sometimes I even start jotting notes down throughout the day. But, rarely do those …Read More

  • Homemade Chicken Nuggets

    Homemade Chicken Nuggets {Freezer Meal}

    Why I have never made these before now I will never know. What I DO know is that they will forever be in my menu planning. I’ll be honest. I have fond childhood memories of McDonald’s chicken nuggets in my happy meal. I loved to dip them in those little packages of honey and follow them …Read More

  • No Peek Stew Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link, your costs will be the same but Thriving Home will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. We appreciate your support! Friends, making stew gets NO EASIER than this recipe. My mother-in-law taught me …Read More

  • pulled pork sandwich recipe

    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork {Freezer Meal}

    Ever since I learned how to make pulled pork in the crock pot, it has been a regular around our house. It’s SUPER easy, freezes beautifully, and makes a lot of servings. Since we used rolls to turn the last batch into pulled pork sandwiches, it was enough to feed 10+ people! A butcher will …Read More

  • Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken {Freezer Meal}

    I’ve been trying out quite a few freezer-meal-to-crock-pot recipes as of late. You know, the kind you assemble ahead of time, freeze, then defrost and throw in the crock pot for a hearty, healthy meal. The idea is genius but I’ll be honest, I have found it hard to find a GOOD slow cooker recipe …Read More

  • Burrito Pie {Freezer Meal}

    So I’ve been in this Freezer Club for 6 years with some of my besties. We strive to cook freezer meals made with mostly local, organic meats and produce, while also avoiding foods with preservatives and additives. We try to balance that value with making things our families will like. When our friend, Darcie, first …Read More

  • baked beef ravioli

    Beefy Baked Ravioli: An Easy Fake-Out Lasagna {Freezer Meal}

    Since my local, grass-fed organic beef was delivered a few weeks ago, I’ve been thumbing through some “oldies but goodies” beef recipes and came upon Beefy Baked Ravioli. This recipe is one that my freezer club–that’s my small group of friends who cook and swap healthy freezer meals for each other once a month–has been …Read More

  • southwest chicken tenders

    Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wrap – A Parent and Kid Favorite!

    Bacon, marinated grilled chicken, two kinds of cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes wrapped in a tortilla with ranch salsa sauce.  What’s not to love about the Southwest Bacon and Chicken Wrap? This recipe began with an attempt to recreate one of our family’s favorite dishes from one of our favorite local restaurants.  We were pretty excited …Read More