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 […]
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.
Use up all that summer garden produce in this delicious, chopped Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad that can be made in just a few minutes.
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.
In this flavorful honey dijon chicken sandwich, the sweetness of the honey is balanced with the zip of the Dijon mustard in the marinade and sauce. Serve on a pretzel bun with Swiss and bacon for a stellar sandwich!
These freezer-friendly English Muffin Pizzas are something all ages enjoy, and you can easily double and freeze extras for later.
Simple, fresh ingredients yield a moist, flavorful one-pot chicken meal that your whole family is sure to love.
Oven roasted Brussels sprouts drizzled in a balsamic honey reduction. It sounds gourmet but it’s easy to make at home! Use this Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts recipe anytime you need a delicious side dish. Original post and recipe by Jessica Ellingsworth. Retested and updated by the Thriving Home team in April 2021. Mention the words […]
This healthier take on Strawberry Shortcake uses 100% whole wheat and real food ingredients, but turns out moist and delicious! Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated […]
These simple, individual chicken burritos make for a filling, healthy, and satisfying lunch or dinner anywhere and anytime. Be sure to double the batch and freeze some for later using our instructions.
The ultimate list of healthy freezer meals handpicked by freezer meal experts. Organized by category, you will find any type of freezer meal that you are looking for. After writing two freezer meal cookbooks and testing hundreds and hundreds of recipes over 10 years, we’ve narrowed down the best of the best. Check out our […]
Featured in People Magazine! This colorful, healthy lemon chicken orzo soup can be made in the either the slow cooker or Instant Pot.
Follow these 6 easy steps from a chef on how to grill the perfect steak. It’s easier than you think! My carnivorous, farm-boy husband has been waiting our whole marriage for me to write this post. Can anybody say “wife bonus points”? So, I shared earlier this year how I finally learned how to make […]
Our easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is a classic recipe that every member of the family will enjoy. Be sure to read through our pro-tips and freezer meal methods to save yourself time and money! Not only is Chicken Parmesan my favorite dish from my childhood, but it’s a family favorite around my house now, too. […]
This slightly sweet, slightly tangy balsamic dressing is incredibly easy to make. Keep Honey Balsamic Dressing on hand for quick and healthy salads any day of the week. Works great as a marinade for chicken, too. Use it on this Strawberry Avocado Salad for a perfect pairing of flavors! Benefits of Making Your Own Salad […]
Try these simple and delicious make ahead recipes for Easter Brunch. This free menu plan is complete with printable recipes and a shopping list.
Ever heard of hot lettuce or wilted lettuce? Seriously, it’s awesome! This simple wilted lettuce recipe and our homemade dressing makes for a quick, healthy, and simply GOOD addition to your favorite meal. Several years ago, a friend from church sent my husband home with two bags of fresh garden lettuce and a recipe called […]
Imagine making fall-off-the-bone ribs in under an hour! It’s possible with this amazing Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs recipe. Get ready to make tender, sticky, caramelized ribs in less than 60 minutes.
Ready to save money and time in the kitchen while on vacation? Freezer meals are the answer! I’ve rounded up the best freezer meals to take on vacation, as well as expert tips for prepping and transporting them, too. Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We are a participant in […]
Oreo Fluff still stands as one of my all time favorite desserts. It is incredibly easy to make and a total crowd pleasing recipe. It’s also one of those great make-ahead recipes that you can whip up ahead of time and stash in the fridge. If you’ve been around Thriving Home long, you know we […]
These Crispy Baked Drumsticks have the texture and taste of fried chicken without all the fat and mess of frying. What a great fake out! I’ve also included a simple and delicious recipe for a Honey-Mustard Sauce for dipping, which adds a little tangy-sweetness to the meal. We have a thing for drumsticks around here. […]
Oh boy, this is it! THE Cuban Panini I’ve always wanted. It’s got the perfect balance of complex flavor, texture, and gooey goodness. Trust us when we say, the interesting combo of ingredients results in one amazing hot sandwich. Plus, you can make the fall-apart pulled pork in either the slow cooker or the Instant Pot.
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Looking for an incredibly simple side dish for a weeknight meal or a special occasion? Boiled red potatoes (also known as boiled baby potatoes) take very little time to cook and only a few ingredients to look stunning and please everyone at the table. Read this post to see how long to boil red potatoes […]
These Chocolate Banana Muffins are not only moist and delicious, but they are packed with sneaky nutrition. They are a kid-favorite and freeze beautifully. Serve as an easy, make-ahead healthy breakfast.