Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome, warm, comforting breakfast for any day of the week. Kids love the sweetness and chocolate chips; parents love the sneaky pumpkin and other healthy ingredients. I feel great about filling my family’s tummies with this first thing in the morning This baked oatmeal recipe is an easy one to double and freeze too!
About Rachel Tiemeyer
Rachel Tiemeyer is a cookbook author and co-editor of Thriving Home (thrivinghome.org), a top-ranking site for healthy, freezable recipes. She and pal Polly Conner started their site in 2012 as a way to help families thrive at home, especially when it comes to getting a delicious meal on the table. After freezer cooking for their families for nearly a decade, they now jokingly refer to themselves as "freezer meal evangelists".
Rachel and Polly released their first cookbook, From Freezer to Table, in Fall 2017. In 2020, they released their second, From Freezer to Cooker, that focuses on slow cooker and Instant Pot freezer meal recipes made with whole foods. Their newest product is 1 Hour Freezer Prep, a library of prep sessions to help families make 6 meals in just 1 hour (1HourFreezerPrep.com).
Rachel and her husband, Nathan, have three children and live in Columbia, Missouri.
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Moist and packed with Italian flavor, these Mini Italian Burgers will impress anyone from guests to the youngest eaters in your house. Even better, they are freezer-friendly! You’ll want to double the batch every time you make these easy burgers. About Mini Italian Burgers Fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese, pantry seasonings, and even a little tomato […]
These healthy Chocolate Waffles are a great way to start the morning. The banana adds a touch of sweetness and some added nutrition and kids will love the idea of eating “chocolate” for breakfast. Feel free to add mini chocolate chips to the batter or sprinkle them on at the end if you’re wanting an […]
We just returned from the best family vacation we’ve had to date: Estes Park, Colorado! Have you been yet? Along with four other families (24 total people!), we stayed 7 nights and filled our days with views of and hikes through Rocky Mountain National Park, fun activities, shopping in downtown Estes, and time together around […]
These Easy Pickled Red Onions are one of my favorite new homemade condiments and only take minutes to put together.
Simple, fresh ingredients yield a moist, flavorful one-pot chicken meal that your whole family is sure to love.
This Cilantro Lime Aioli is a creamy, lime-infused, dairy-free sauce that will transform any Tex Mex dish, especially tacos!
Baked Nachos (AKA Sheet Pan Nachos) are a quick, kid-friendly dinner that will please the whole family. Top with a bunch of veggies, and you’ve got a pan meal! Use our pro-tips below to make them EXTRA delicious!
Need a super easy 4-ingredient dish for dinner that everyone will love? Baked Tortellini (with sneaky spinach to up the nutrition) is it! Baked Tortellini comes together fast and is even freezer friendly. The perfect weeknight meal! Baked Cheese Tortellini is a vegetarian spin-off of my Baked Beef Ravioli. It’s meatless but cheesy and oh-so-filling. […]
This Pork Tenderloin Rub recipe is one of our family’s top 5 favorites. I’ve been making it for YEARS, and it turns out perfectly every time. A wide range of seasonings from the pantry makes this simple main dish a win. Reasons to Love Pork Tenderloin As one of the most popular freezer meals on […]
Chicken, broccoli, cheddar cheese, and bacon are served over brown rice in this ooey, gooey chicken foil packet. Grill, bake, or cook over the campfire! You can even make them ahead and freeze for later with our instructions.
No need to slave away over the stove flipping French toast. Serve everyone at once with this easy and DELICIOUS Blueberry French Toast Casserole. What’s even better is this is a fabulous make-ahead breakfast casserole. Keep it in the fridge or pop it in the freezer for an easy breakfast on a busy morning. Ingredients […]
A good daddy deserves a good Father’s Day gift. But, dads sure are hard to buy for, aren’t they? Every year was a struggle to find a gift my dad would like and now I have to find one that my husband will like, too! If you struggle as well, hopefully the gift ideas below […]
Did you know most of the sunscreens for babies and children on the market are filled with harmful chemicals, from endocrine disruptors to cancer-causing ingredients? If you want to keep your child safe from the sun’s damage and safe from toxic sunscreen ingredients without breaking the bank, pick up one of our curated Top 10 Safest and Budget-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids this year. We’ve done all the research for you!
Creative, fun, and sneaky ideas and recipes for helping your kids eat more fruits and vegetables each day.
A simple trick on how to get a hummingbird out of a garage. It really works! (See the comments for proof!) Guest post and photography by Curt Casteel (Rachel’s Dad) Every summer a strange phenomenon takes place in many American garages: Hummingbirds fly in, but they don’t fly out. They will stay in there, with […]
Skip the messy dredging and breading process of most chicken tender recipes with this easy shake-and-bake one. These Oven Baked Chicken Tenders produce a crispy, yet healthy version that rivals any deep-fried nugget. A great chicken tender recipe that cooks straight from frozen! Your family is gonna love these Oven Baked Chicken Tenders! Try them […]
Note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Read our full disclosure policy here. I’ve made these Zucchini Muffins more times than I can count. Not only are they moist and totally yummy, […]
A one pot wonder full of 100% real food ingredients. This easy stovetop mac and cheese is creamy, comforting, & much healthier than boxed mac!
They are as good as they sound. This healthier twist on the typical Chocolate Covered Pretzel has no shortage of flavor. Since the melted dark chocolate is mixed together with the peanut butter before dipping, that chocolate coating has twice the flavor and some added protein! Are They Healthier? If you use a whole grain […]
Use up all that summer garden produce in this delicious, chopped Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad that can be made in just a few minutes.
Learn how to make butternut squash puree, how to freeze butternut squash AND browse through 20 ways to use it. Such a great way to sneak in nutrition. One of my favorite inexpensive ways to incorporate more vegetables into our diet is by adding them into all kinds of my kids’ favorite foods. Think muffins, […]
There’s nothing quite like a big juicy homemade burger, eh? The fresh herbs and shredded cheese inside these patties take them over the top in taste and texture.