Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup

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This delicious, slow cooker chicken soup is not only gluten free and dairy free (if you don't add cheese at the end), but it freezes beautifully either before cooking or after. Packed with fresh flavor,…

Herbalicious Chicken Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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These Herb-a-licious Chicken Bites with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce are a crispy, healthy, flavor-filled dinner that your whole family will love. I'm a huge fan of cooking with fresh herbs. So…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Chimichangas

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Freezer-friendly homemade chimichangas? From the slow cooker? Why yes! It's possible! We've tweaked the classic deep-fried Tex-Mex favorite, making it quite a bit simpler (and a little less fried).…

Cranberry Balsamic Baked Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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This freezer-friendly Cranberry Balsamic Baked Chicken recipe is healthy and simple, with a blow-your-mind-delicious balsamic marinade.
Mini Turkey Cheese Patties or Burgers: A kid-friendly, healthy freezer meal!

Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers {Freezer Meal}

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It had been an uneventful dinner so far. Everyone...yes, picky eaters and all...munched away on these easy Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers, which I served alongside some Simple Roasted Veggies that…
These Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves are a kid-favorite and a great way to sneak in extra nutrition!

Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  I could eat these super healthy Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves hot or cold, I tell ya.…
For juicy, tender bite-sized chicken that will please a crowd try these Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs.

Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs {Freezer Meal}

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You want a killer marinade that everyone will like? Give this baby a try. This Southwest-inspired marinade packs a little smokiness, just a hint of heat, and a salty punch. We love it, especially…

Asian Chicken Wraps

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Asian Chicken Wraps are soft flour tortillas are filled with a combination of ground chicken, sautéed veggies, and a delicious blend of seasonings. The hoisin sauce takes them over the top. What…
Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore: How can something so easy be so complex-tasting? Look, friends, if we're going to eat healthfully in the New Year, this dish is what our tastebuds need--flavor, texture, and a beautiful dish to

Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore {Freezer Meal}

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Crispy chicken bites atop a tomato-based, veggie-rich sauce are served over whole grain pasta. This healthy and satisfying classic Italian dish tastes like it's been simmering away all day long. Although…

Baked Chicken Fajitas {Freezer Meal}

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Confession: Rachel and I had the hardest time figuring out what to call this recipe. Chicken and Veggie Burritos? Baked Enchiladas? Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas? Chicken Fajitas? We just couldn't…
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies

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Between baseball games, multiple school drop offs and pick ups, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry...I am ALL ABOUT my slow cooker these days. For sure the best meals…
Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Casserole: Real Food Meets Reality {Freezer Meal}

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This casserole won my husband's heart over when we were dating. Well, I think our relationship was a little more complicated than that...but he did love Cheesy Chicken Casserole then and still asks for…
Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

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Basil. If there's one thing I think is worth planting in your garden, a mulch bed or a pot, basil is it. I use it on pizzas, pasta dishes, in marinades, but most importantly in PESTO. In fact, my husband…
Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets {Freezer Meal}

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Why I have never made these before now I will never know. What I DO know is that they will forever be in my menu planning. I'll be honest. I have fond childhood memories of McDonald's chicken nuggets…
chicken stock recipe

Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

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What would YOU do with 3 pounds of chicken necks? (Or a leftover chicken carcass from a rotisserie chicken?) A common household dilemma, right? (I hope you are picking up on my thick sarcasm) I've…
Chicken Piccata Recipe

Chicken Piccata {Freezer Meal}

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Chicken Piccata might very well be my absolute favorite way to eat chicken. It is simple French cuisine at it's best. Lemons provide a vibrant citrus base for the sauce, giving this dish a light, bright…

Chicken Noodle Soup {Freezer Meal}

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The kids and I wanted to make a meal and cards for a friend who was feeling under the weather today.  By the way, I'm learning (thanks to some amazing friends I have who do this) that serving others…

Chicken Penne Pasta with Asparagus and Peppers

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I first posted this recipe quite a while ago.  But, since it's asparagus season, I thought it was high time to bring it into the spotlight again.  One of the ways to have cheap, healthy meals is to…
Chicken and Apple Bites

Chicken Apple Bites {Freezer Meal}

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Last night we tweaked and tried a new recipe that Jack (age 4) picked out from a cookbook called Perfect Food for After School. I made a few substitutions to make it healthier and more kid-friendly.…
Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatballs

Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

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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,…
Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken - A slow cooker recipe

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

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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…
Chicken, Brown Rice, & Veggie Casserole

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

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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…
Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Lettuce Wraps

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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…
Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas {Freezer Meal}

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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,…