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50+ Ways to Sneak Vegetables and Fruits into Kid Favorites

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I'm a big believer in offering my kids fruits and vegetables at every meal. Research has definitively shown that if you keep offering and keep offering, children will eventually try the produce you…
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…

Hello Peaches! Make This Pecan Peach Crisp Now.

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.5 Heaven help me, this was good. I'm already a sucker for any fruity dessert so add a crispy-pecan crust to the top of fresh-seasonal peaches and I about fall over thinking about it. I stumbled on…

Yummy Chicken and Dumplings

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Today's yummy Chicken and Dumpling recipe is brought to you by Christina from Martha Martha. Being someone who grew up on chicken and dumplings, I'm excited to finally have a recipe on Thriving Home to…

Slow Cooker Sausage & Tortellini Soup--Simple Creamy Goodness!

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Am I the only one who is a bit skeptical of slow cooker recipes? While we do have some fabulous, healthy slow cooker recipes in our recipe index, I for sure have tried MANY others that have turned out…
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…
Healthy Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Sweet Potato and Black Beans {Freezer Meal}

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Look no further for a comforting slow cooker freezer meal. This lean turkey chili is not only hearty and absolutely delicious, but it’s also chock full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. This crock pot…
Whole Wheat Calzones

Whole Wheat Calzones {Freezer Meal}

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Looking for a meal that everyone will devour? And that you can freeze and pack for school lunches? Whole Wheat Calzones are it! These Whole Wheat Calzones are kind of a result of Two Peas and Their…

Grilled Balsamic Herb Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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Freezer Friendly Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken is moist, tender, and packed with flavor through and through. This easy grilling recipe be turned into a freezer meal and is a great recipe for groups of…
Great pulled pork recipe that is made in the dutch oven. Packed with flavor and makes a ton!

Pulled Pork with a Mexican Flair {Freezer Meal}

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Try this unique Mexican spin on pulled pork. Made in the Dutch oven OR the slow cooker, it will feed a massive crowd and will become one of your next favorite dump and go meals. Makes a GREAT freezer meal…
This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! True or False? Once upon a time, a local news reporter did a 5 o'clock news story about my Freezer…
Baked Italian Meatballs

Baked Italian Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

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Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. Double and freeze a batch for later, too. Everybody loves a good meatball, right? Well, at least everyone…
Slow Cooker Steak Chili is a super easy dump and go meal but is full of Tex-mex flavor! Delish! #freezermeal #realfood

Slow Cooker Steak Chili {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours!  Three cheers for the slow cooker! I love this set it and forget it Slow Cooker Steak Chili because…
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…

Mini Meatloaf Muffins

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These Mini Meatloaf Muffins are a freezer meal that have already made its way into the regular rotation of family meals in our house. Everyone loved them! Don't believe me, just listen to the raving…

How to Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

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For those of you who have been cooking with "real foods" (foods that are more of a product of nature than a product of industry), the idea making your own breadcrumbs may seem elementary. Perhaps not…
Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

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  After discovering how life-changing (well, close) Brownie Baked Oatmeal can be, I knew I had to try other forms of this make ahead oatmeal breakfast. Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal did not…
Mini Italian Burgers

Mini Italian Burgers {Freezer Meal}

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 Oh how I hate a boring, flavorless piece of meat. That's why I've been making these Mini Italian Burgers for years. They are packed full of fresh flavor (and some added nutrition) thanks to the additions…

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life…

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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This easy dump and go freezer meal will become a regular family dinner in your home. This freezer friendly dinner is so versatile too. Eat it straight from the slow cooker, put it in wraps, or turn it…

Raspberry Cocoa Smoothie

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This is a truly healthy option for you chocolate lovers out there. As one among you, I adore this smoothie. I love this gorgeous reddish earthy hue, which tells you exactly what you’re about to taste:…
Crunchy Dijon Salmon Recipe

Baked Dijon Wild Salmon {Freezer Meal}

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A simple marinade plus a sweet glaze and crunchy topping make this Baked Dijon Wild Salmon recipe a winner with all ages. I'm always on the scout for new wild salmon recipes, especially ones that…
Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe: A Taste of Summer

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After a beautiful week with tons of snow, I've had my fill of winter. Our family is officially ready for summer. But since we have to wait a few more months, I thought, "Why not bring a little summer to…
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough: A Bread Machine Recipe

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough: A Bread Machine Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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A few nights ago we made our own pizza at home from scratch. Thanks to the good 'ol bread machine, we had enough dough to make 3 pizzas! My husband and I each made our own and customized it how we wanted…