Posts Tagged: “healthy freezer meals”

  • Real Food Menu Plan for January 9-15: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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

    The New Year means a renewed commitment to eating healthier for many of us. This week I’m sneaking in loads of veggies and fruit into our menu plan with the likes of Cancer Fighting Soup, Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (like apple pie for breakfast!), and Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies. Even the Mini Italian …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for Dec. 26-Jan 1: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: December 26-January 1

    I hope you’re enjoying the holiday break. For my post-Christmas plan, I’m focusing on some warm, cozy family favorites to keep the everyone happy over break. One surprisingly simple yet delicious meal is the Turkey, Pesto, and Swiss Paninis. Give those a try if you haven’t yet. P.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for Dec. 12-18: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

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

    Meatballs are a win every time in our house, so this week I’m doubling the recipe and creating two meals out of them. Do my kids need to know they are loaded with sneaky spinach and other vegetables? Nope. Then, I’m looking forward to trying out a new recipe from a food blogger I really …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: November 14-20

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). This week on the menu it’s back to the slow cooker for a delicious, vegetarian lasagna (yes, it works in the crockpot!) and my favorite pot roast recipe. Plus, your family will love you forever and ever if you make them Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast for dinner one night. As …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for November 7-13: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: November 7-13

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). We aren’t fancy eaters around here, but we do like home-cooked meals that are easy and made mostly with whole food ingredients. Italian Baked Meatballs, Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes are evidence of our “real food meets reality” philosophy in this week’s menu plan. I think you’re going to …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for October 31-November 6: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 31-November 6

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). My favorite menu this week is on Halloween night! Take a look at all the festive treats I have planned. Then, the award for easiest, crowd-pleasing recipe goes to Cheesy Baked Spinach Tortellini on Tuesday night. Always a winner around here. P.S. Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed …Read More

  • Real Food Menu Plan for October 24-30: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 24-30

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week I have a 10 Minute—yes 10 minute!—Tortilla Soup that you’re going to love. Plus, you’ve gotta try making the Baked Egg Cups. Low carb (and gluten-free) goodness doesn’t get any easier. Finally, I’m doubling up and freezing the Mini Turkey & Veggie Meatloaves, because they are tasty, healthy, and a …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 17-23

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) With this great fall weather, I don’t want to spend more time in the kitchen than I have to. So, this week on the menu I’ve got quick and easy recipes like Penne Rosa Pasta, Baked Nachos, Firecracker Grilled Salmon, and the easiest slow cooker recipe ever. P.S. Did you know you can have …Read More

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    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 3-9

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) I’ve got an interesting and easy method for making Mac and Cheese to show you this week (on Meatless Monday), if you haven’t tried it before. You actually cook the pasta in the milk and it thickens as it cooks. With just five ingredients, you can have this simple, creamy pasta …Read More

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: September 26-October 2

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This week, I’ll be stocking my freezer with our delicious Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders and my favorite Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies. Both are requested frequently in our house and freeze well, which is a double win. For a healthy and mouth-watering 20-minute weeknight meal, definitely give our Pumpkin Chili a try. …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

  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: August 29 – September 3

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Think about this happy thought for a moment: Spending just a few minutes this weekend to plan your meals and then shop according to the sales ad means you can do all this next week: save money eat healthier spend more time with your loved ones around the dinner table reduce stress reduce …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