Whole Wheat Cinnamon Applesauce Bread {Freeezer-Friendly}

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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…

Straight From Alaska Salmon Burgers (Freezer Meal)

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Our freezer friendly Salmon Burgers were born straight out of my trips to Alaska. These burgers don’t have an overpowering fishy taste, making it a great recipe for introducing salmon to kids or…

Hearty Vegetable Lentil Soup (Freezer Meal)

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What better way to clean out your fridge and freezer than to make a satisfying pot of vegetable soup? This healthy freezer meal is a win for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. I love to make a bit pot…
Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls - A healthy and filling dinner idea for everyone!

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls {Freezer Meal}

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Here's a healthy and filling dinner idea for everyone! Delicious marinated grilled chicken is served over brown rice and with your favorite southwest toppings in Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls. We…

From Freezer to Table: Killer Carnitas

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These slow cooker carnitas are one of my all-time favorite freezer meals. As one of my go-to recipes for large groups, our Killer Carnitas are a no-fail dump and go freezer meal. “Woman, what…
The Very Berry Crumble lets your summer berries shine, while adding a little crispy, sweet topping that pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream. 

Very Berry Crumble {Freezer-Friendly}

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The Very Berry Crumble lets your summer berries shine, while adding a little crispy, sweet topping that pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream. Great recipe for a group of people! Back to school…
Zucchini Bread on a plate

Healthy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips {Freezer-Friendly}

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Three zucchini--that were dirt cheap at the store this month--sat and sat in my fridge...just staring at me. Do I make Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies out of you? How about Zucchini…
With just a few simple ingredients, this kid-friendly, healthy chicken dinner is so easy to whip up. Freeze an extra batch and take them from freezer to table in just minutes!

Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos {Freezer Meal}

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Find the slow cooker version of this recipe here. 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…

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches {Freezer Meal}

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It was a very bad day when my husband left the shredded BBQ beef leftovers out overnight. I knew it was an accident but I REALLY liked these sandwiches and was REALLY looking forward to having them for…
100% real food ingredients! These 5-ingredient Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits are absolutely delicious!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits {Freezer Meal}

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There's nothin' like a homemade biscuit straight from the oven. Are you with me? On holidays, I pull out the Crisco and white flour and make my mother-in-law's killer recipe. And my husband and kids…

Fluffy Eggs and Bacon {Freezer Meal}

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This Fluffy Eggs and Bacon is an easy breakfast idea that is great for feeding a crowd or large family. Even better, it's a freezer meal! I recently inherited a huge box of recipe cards from my grandmother…
Use up leftovers to create this delicious make-ahead Banana Pecan Baked French Toast.

Banana Pecan Baked French Toast {Freezer Meal}

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What do you do with a freezer bag full of leftover bread heels in the freezer, overripe bananas, and even some butternut squash puree? (Don't cast a skeptical eye at the squash...just look at all the…
4 Cheese Penne Pasta with whole wheat pasta is a healthier baked pasta that comes together quickly.

4 Cheese Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

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You can never go wrong with a baked pasta in my humble opinion. It feeds a crowd and typically pleases even the pickiest of eaters. Polly makes a phenomenal Hearty Baked Penne Pasta, but…
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 night.…
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is an easy and healthy breakfast or snack. It is a great family recipe and ideal for large groups!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal (For a Crowd)

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We are baked oatmeal fanatics around here, as you may know. Both my kids and Polly's kids eat the stuff by bushels. I find myself making the Brownie Baked Oatmeal repeatedly, while Polly probably…
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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Oh man, was this Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki good. Yes, I do repeat. This is a GREAT SLOW COOKER RECIPE. I have tried one too many slow cooker recipes that have failed to impress me, but this one…

Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

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Through all the recipe testing for our cookbook, I'm learning that I instantly gravitate towards any sweet-savory flavored recipe. Any combination of a honey-soy-garlic marinade is pretty much going…

Polly's Signature Taco Soup

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I’ve been making a variation of this freezer friendly, taco soup for my family for years. It’s my go-to large group meal because crowds love it, too. It can be made in the slow cooker or on the…
How to Freeze Fresh Pesto

How to Make and Freeze Fresh Pesto

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Note: Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy here.  Thriving Home loves pesto. Rachel and I laugh because as we were developing healthy, freezable…

Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  My kids are totally on a quesadilla kick. No matter what we put in it, if…
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 Tortilla Wraps {Freezer Meal}

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Freezer Friendly Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps Confession: there are a handful of recipes in our Recipe Index that I have yet to try. Don't worry-- every recipe in there has been tested by either…
Cheap, rich and savory, and good for you too! This Ham and Bean Soup is a perfect winter comfort food. #freezermeal #realfood

Leftover Ham and Nine Bean Soup {Freezer Meal}

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Cooking within a tight grocery budget? Let me tell ya, this soup is the bomb. It's not only cheap thanks to the beans, but it's also very filling and boasts a rich savory flavor thanks to the ham. (Want…