Entries by Rachel Tiemeyer

Vegetable Minestrone Soup {Freezer Meal}

Update on 8/4/14: I tested this soup again and made a few tweaks. It’s incredible! Who knew this many veggies in one bowl could be so scrumptious? Serve with some crusty bread, and you’re good to go. Need to use up some vegetables quickly?  Here’s an idea.  A brief perusal of my refrigerator and freezer […]

Banana Pumpkin Bread or Muffins {Freezer Meal}

Breakfast, snack, or dessert…this bread, mini bread, muffin, or mini-muffin recipe fits the bill. This bread is moist, nutritious yet has enough good-for-you fat (from coconut oil) and sweetness to taste delicious! I altered this Basic Banana Bread recipe from Cooking Light Magazine and plan to try their other variation called Peanut Butter Banana Bread.  To […]

Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

My entire family really enjoyed these Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatballs over spaghetti the other night. The finnicky 3-year-old took one bite, announced “MMM!”, and proceeded to eat quite a few. The lovable, yet opinionated husband said, “This should be in the regular rotation of meals for sure.” These little orbs actually include all four […]

Roasted Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Veggies {Freezer Meal}

Talk about simple, delicious, and yet another great way to use up veggies in your fridge or garden. This was a well-rounded, light-tasting dinner that required little work on my part. In fact, I just finished making 48 more servings for my freezer club this afternoon. You can read all about my Freezer Club here […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins: A Healthy After School Snack Idea! {Freezer Meal}

Here’s a healthy and unique spin on a muffin. These treats are full of whole grains, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and even some veggies! They can make a great after school snack or used for a healthy breakfast. The inspiration for these muffins came from The Sneaky Chef by Missy Chase Lapine. They turned out moist […]

Banana Brownie Waffle Recipe {Freezer Meal}

This morning I made Banana Brownie Waffles for my kids and me and they were delicious!  The healthy parts:  low in sugar, low in fat, some whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and banana.  It probably took me 10 minutes to make the batter, which was also a perk. I topped my kids’ waffles with peanut […]

Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken: A Slow Cooker Recipe {Freezer Meal}

Desperately trying not to go to the store again, last night’s dinner was another “use up what’s in the freezer, refrigerator and pantry” meal. Thankfully, it turned out quite good and was very filling and easy, easy, easy!  Seriously, pass this one along to the college students in your life. The only downside for us […]

Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Sans the Processed Stuff) {Freezer Meal}

I try my hardest to cook from scratch and avoid processed foods when possible.  My favorite Pot Roast recipe from the past included a brown gravy packet mix and Italian dressing packet mix…bummer! So, I began the search for how to create one without the use of those packets (full of MSG, sodium, and who […]

Chicken, Brown Rice, and Veggie Casserole {Freezer Meal}

Update on 8/5/14: I retested this recipe, simplified the instructions, and added more liquid to the original recipe. It’s pretty close to perfect if you ask me and my family. But feel free to tweak as you like or offer suggestions in the comments portion. I was looking for a way to use up some […]

Seriously Sweet Potato Pancakes {Freezer Meal}

These Sweet Potato Pancakes are whole grain pancake perfection, if you ask me (well, it’s hard to beat these Pumpkin Pancakes). Plus, you might know my affinity for sneaking veggies in to my kids’ favorites. So win-win pancake recipe here. In fact, I tripled the batch for dinner tonight, fed them to my fam, and […]

Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

I stayed up late last night making a new recipe called Breakfast Cookies, since I had to go to work early today and needed a quick, healthy breakfast.  They are packed with protein, potassium, fiber, and calcium, as well as being lower in sugar (and contains no refined sugar) and fat (and contains no saturated […]

Creamy Corn Chowder: A Lighter Version {Freezer Meal}

It’s a winter day fit for Creamy Corn Chowder, I say.  Why?  Here’s a peek out my front door. With a wind chill of something like -4 degrees and several inches of snow, soup was a must for lunch today.  I tried out a quick and healthy Corn Chowder recipe (see below), making quite a […]

Asian Lettuce Wraps

My inspiration for this recipe came years ago after having P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps which are di-vine! Although I don’t cook regularly with ingredients loaded with sodium and MSG (i.e. the soy and hoisen sauces), I figure once in a while can’t kill us. I have seen all-natural versions of these ingredients in my health […]

Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas {Freezer Meal}

This recipe is a great meal idea for large groups or a family dinner. The only thing that can make this dish better is that it’s a freezer meal! With the chicken, beans, vegetables, and whole wheat tortillas, you’re getting some great lean protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Here’s my husband’s and my favorite enchilada […]

Firecracker Asian Salmon: Grilled or Roasted {Freezer Meal}

You’re lucky, my friends.  I’m slowly revealing our top Freezer Club recipes to you because I like you (and you’re really nice to read my blog).  Tonight, I made an old kid-friendly, heart-healthy stand-by called Firecracker Asian Salmon. This one was always voted as a home run recipe by my Freezer Club because it’s full […]