Author Archive: Rachel

  • Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Sliders {Freezer Meal}

    You may have tried our Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders and loved them. All ages do! But, now we’ve converted this super simple, kid-friendly recipe to work in the Instant Pot both from fresh and from frozen. With only five ingredients and the magic of the Instant Pot, you’ll have

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  • Mini Broccoli Cheddar Bites

    Here’s a yummy way to eat your veggies. Mini Broccoli Cheddar Bites were inspired from a recipe in the lovely cookbook called Scratch. They remind me of mini quiches–perfectly cooked broccoli meets eggy-cheesy goodness. My 7-year-old was a big fan of these guys, as well as, my father-in-law who was visiting.

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  • Freezer Friendly Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes. This surprising freezer meal can make a great healthy dinner or even a side dish for a large group. Made with real food ingredients too!

    Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes {Freezer Meal}

    We’re so excited to be able to share one of the healthiest, most delicious, and freezable recipes in our cookbook, From Freezer to Table, today–Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes! Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes are a rich-tasting, twice-stuffed baked potato that you can actually feel good about! Greek yogurt and chicken broth

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  • Cinnamon Sugar Roll-Ups: Easy After School Snack

    This is one of those snacks that we–both the kids themselves and I–have been making for years. You can thank my 1st grader son, Ben, for making sure this ended up on the blog finally. “Mom, tell them that this is my recipe!” he said. Guys, he did teach me

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  • Whole30 Freezer Party Makes Meal Prep a Cinch

    Hi friends. I’m Natalie, a mama, paleo food enthusiast, and blogger over at Lovely Inside Out. I’ve been making freezer meals for a while now to help take the load off our mid-week dinnertime dash. I’ve also done a few Whole30 resets over the past two years. And to be

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  • Fiesta Chopped Salad

    Fiesta Chopped Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

    This fresh, delicious, and super healthy Fiesta Chopped Salad (or is it salsa?) works as a light lunch, side dish, appetizer, or snack anytime. Make this on the weekend and eat on it throughout the week. Eat on its own or scoop it with tortilla chips or crackers. (Note: We are

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  • 101 Real Food Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

    Between sports practices, school drop off and pick up, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry…I am all about slow cooker freezer meals these days. What’s not to love? A home filled with the delicious aroma of slow-cooked food awaits you at the end of a

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  • Want to Know Where We Bought the Best Mini Cupcakes Ever?

    This post is written in partnership with the Hy-Vee stores in Columbia, MO, who helped provide delicious food for our launch party and continue to be cheerleaders for our cookbook and our blog. Thankful to have some great local Hy-Vee people on our side! Polly and I threw a big

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  • English Muffin Pizzas are easy, kid-friendly, and freezable.

    English Muffin Pizzas {Freezer Meal}

    Shhh…I’m about to reveal to you the easiest and perhaps most kid-friendly recipe in our entire cookbook, From Freezer to Table. We can’t share very many of our 75+ whole foods freezer meals with you on the blog, but our publisher said we can share this one. Yay! Like most

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  • Whole Wheat Cinnamon Applesauce Bread {Freeezer-Friendly}

    Cinnamon and apples get me every time. Whether it’s Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal or Cinnamon Apple French Toast, I find it hard to resist this classically delicious combo in the fall. Although this sweet bread is made with 100% whole wheat (thanks to the light texture of the white whole

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  • 10+ Halloween School Party Ideas

    Need some ideas for a Halloween school party? Or even some game ideas for a Halloween party coming up? Keep reading… Am I the only one who draws a blank when it comes to brainstorming up school party ideas? I feel like I see awesome game ideas all year long

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  • Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls - A healthy and filling dinner idea for everyone!

    Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls {Freezer Meal}

    This post contains affiliate links. Here‘s what that means. Sometimes the best thing a mom with young kids can hear at dinner is silence. That’s not to say I don’t love conversation around the table. (In fact, here are some excellent dinner conversation starters.) But, when everyone is too busy

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  • 10 Fall Recipes You Need to Try–Stat!

    Despite the 90 degree temperature days in mid-MO this past week, the leaves are starting to turn and my yard has the beginnings of an epic leaf pile. Fall is officially here. While I’m admittedly not a huge fan of fall–mainly because it means winter is coming–, I am a

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  • The Most Important Moment in My 39 Years

    We love helping equip others with practical ways to thrive at home, especially through freezer cooking. But, every once in a while, I get an itch as a blogger to share something really personal or meaningful to me in my life. I’ve wanted to share a little bit about a

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  • Is “From Freezer to Table” Paleo and Whole30 Compliant?

    Our pal, Natalie Fieleke–blogger, mom, long-time Thriving Home fan, and Paleo diet follower—was really honest with us a few weeks ago. She wasn’t sure she was going to buy our cookbook. The thing is, she was a bit skeptical about From Freezer to Table. Like many of our readers and

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  • Before you fire off an email or social media post, be sure to read this article about some great ways to encourage your teacher.

    How NOT to Encourage Your Child’s Teacher

    Meet our friend and Virtual Assistant Jennifer Shackelford. She works behind the scenes every week to bring our Real Food Menu Plans to you. We are incredibly blessed to have her our on team. And, as if Polly and I being lookalikes isn’t strange enough, Jennifer happens to be a

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