Author Archive: Rachel

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    Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

    Frozen strawberries, pineapple, and banana combine with coconut milk and almonds to create the most luxurious, healthy smoothie you’ve ever had! We teach you how to prep ahead by making freezer smoothie packs to have on hand, too. This easy Strawberry Piña Colada fruit smoothie has party time written all over it.

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    Orangesicle Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

    Sweet potato, clementines, carrots, and bananas create the base of this easy smoothie that’s a healthier version of the orange sherbet push-up pops from childhood. Yum! Freezer smoothie pack instructions included so you can prep these smoothies ahead of time.

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    The BEST Instant Pot Vegetable Soup {Freezer Meal}

    This Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is filled to the brim with hearty vegetables, black beans, and barley. It provides the nutrition you need this winter to boost your immune system and fight off sickness plus amazing taste that will make you want to lick the bowl clean.

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    Holiday Ham with Cranberry-Orange Glaze

    Our make ahead Holiday Ham with Cranberry-Orange Glaze might just be the easiest main dish you’ve ever prepared for a crowd. Serve it up with some Cranberry Wine (yum!) and our go-to holiday side dishes, and you’ve got the start of a table tradition for years to come. Disclaimer: This

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    7 Tips for Praying with Your Kids at Bedtime

     by Nathan Tiemeyer, Pastor at The Crossing (and Rachel’s husband). This post was first published on Every Square Inch. Many of us probably think it’s a good idea, at least in theory, to pray with our kids at bedtime. As we tuck our children in, not only can prayer be

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    4 Ingredient Tropical Green Smoothie (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

    You won’t find an easier green smoothie than the 4 Ingredient Green Tropical Smoothie. This super healthy, dairy-free smoothie tastes like a tropical island treat. Sooo tasty! Four ingredients. That’s it! That’s all you need to make one of the tastiest, healthiest smoothies out there. Let’s break down those four

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    50+ Ways to Sneak Vegetables and Fruits into Kid Favorites

    I’m a big believer in offering my kids fruits and vegetables at every meal. Research has definitively shown that if you keep offering and keep offering, children will eventually try the produce you put in front of them. I know from experience! It does work, but it takes months and

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  • Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles {Freezer Meal}

    Here’s an easy breakfast idea that your family will love: freezer friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles. They are a great way to sneak some nutrition into your breakfast. Make lots and freeze some for later! These are hands down my kids’ favorite waffles, aside from the very similar Double Chocolate Zucchini

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  • Autumn Chopped Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

    This delicious fall-inspired Autumn Chopped Salad will quickly become your go-to holiday salad. It’s great for large group gatherings or compliments a weeknight meal at home. (This post is sponsored by St. James Winery and Burgers’ Smokehouse. Opinions are all ours though!) Ready to up your salad game? We’ve got

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  • Top 10 Toddler Books You May Not Know

    I always say, there are plenty of things I do as a parent that I’m sure I’ll regret. But, I’m confident in one thing…I won’t regret spending time reading to my children. Thanks to the example and advice from wise friends ahead of us on the parenting journey, we started

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    10 Bible Verses Every Parent Needs to Know

    by Keith Simon, Co-Lead Pastor of The Crossing. First posted at Every Square Inch. Jesus: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” God didn’t design anyone to be sustained only by food. We were made to to feed on

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    Cheddar Chive Egg Bites

    Want a high protein, low carb, on-the-go breakfast option that will keep you satisfied all morning? These Cheddar Chive Egg Bites are the perfect solution for a healthy breakfast on busy weekdays. Make this simple recipe ahead of time over the weekend and then enjoy them all week long. Note:

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    20 Easy, Make Ahead Dinners For All Ages

    These are our favorite 20 most well-tested, freezable dinner recipes when it comes to getting a good meal on the table. Not only are these make ahead meals family-friendly, but they are also made with mostly real food ingredients that you can feel good about. It’s hard to find simple

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