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The 5 Best Ways to Package and Store Freezer Meals

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Freezer meal experts and cookbook authors, Polly Conner and Rachel Tiemeyer, share their best secrets to packaging and storing freezer meals the right way.

70+ Healthy Freezer Meals

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Freezer meal cooking can be the key to eating healthier for the whole family. Here are 70+ of our favorite healthy freezer meals that all ages will love. Some of the links in this post are affiliate…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (7.27.18)

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In the summer I try not to heat up my kitchen too often. It's just too hot. One of the ways I keep from heating up the kitchen is by serving a HUGE salad for dinner. If it has meat on it, I'll try…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (7.20.18)

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If you love nachos, raise your hand. Me! Me! Can you see my hand?!? My crew and I L.O.V.E. nachos. The only thing that could make nachos easier would be if it could be made in the slow cooker. Oh wait...they…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (7.13.18)

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This week's menu includes man options for freezer meals and those are usually our favorite. Usually. But this week, we've included one of our favorite summer go-to dinners...The Small Bites Board.…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (7.6.18)

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How's summer going for you? Good. I'm so glad. If I could sum up our summer in one word it would be, "Hot!". What about you? What would your one word for summer be? Please don't hear me complaining…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (6.29.18)

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Happy 4th of July week! This really translates into "there's going to be lots of sales at the grocery on things that can be grilled". Score. You can grab a few recipes from our 30+ Real Food Grilling…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (6.22.18)

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Raise your hand if you're planning a road trip this summer! Me!! Me!! Our crew loves a road trip. I mean...LOVES a road trip. Some of our favorite family memories take place in the car or while on…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (6.15.18)

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Well, it's summer and it's hot and it's all things wonderful. Just this week I prepared a double batch of Spinach Roll Ups, Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies, and Chicken and Cheese Taquitos.…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (6.8.18)

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Isn't summer time the best? Even though there are places to be and things to do, there is just such a relaxed vibe. There just seems to be a little extra time to read a book (or a blog post like 8…
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Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up and Save" (6.1.18)

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You'll notice that week in and week out, we tag recipes on our menu plan as "FF" or freezer-friendly. We honestly believe that if you just start by doubling one recipe a week, you'll be on the road…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 "Stock Up & Save" Deals

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). This week I'm trying out Pioneer Woman's Hamburger Soup recipe, which looks surprisingly healthy with all the veggies included. I think my kids will be most stoked…
Don't let these 3 myths stop you from saving time and money, eating healthier, and having delicious meals on the table regularly! Here are the top 3 freezer cooking myths debunked!

Top 3 Myths About Freezer Cooking Debunked!

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As self-proclaimed "freezer cooking evangelists", we're on a mission to convert friends, family, and readers to the freezer cooking lifestyle. That's because we've been convinced over our 15+ combined…

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan: October 10-16

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Why does menu planning even matter in the big scheme of things? Sometimes after monumental life events like our family just experienced, I feel the need to back up…
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…
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…
This mom was in a Freezer Club for 7 years and learned how to save time and money while eating healthier. Here's everything you need to know to start a Freezer Club of your own.

Start a Freezer Club: Eat Healthier While Saving Time and Money

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Sponsored by Frigidaire During college and my early 20’s, despite off-and-on dieting and excessive exercising, I always hung on to about 10-20 extra pounds. Not only that, but I felt like a prisoner…

The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese {Freezer Meal}

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Another Mac and Cheese recipe? Really? (Uh-hem, Rachel, you've already got the 5-Ingredient Mac and A Better Mac and Cheese in your Recipe Index.) Really. Here's why this one is worth yet another Mac…
Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals: These healthy and delicious freezer meals will save you time, money, and make eating healthy meals at home possible!

Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals

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With the start of school just around the corner, it's the perfect time to stock our freezers with healthy pre-made breakfast options and easy weeknight dinners. Whether or not you throw a Freezer Party…

Host a Freezer Meal Party: How to Store and Thaw Your Meals

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Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Whether you throw a Freezer Meal Party or not, we think that today’s post will be super helpful…
Throw a freezer meal party and have fun while saving time and money! This post is all about how to throw the actual event. #freezermeal

Throw a Freezer Meal Party: How to Host the Event

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Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Now that we’ve convinced you of why to throw a freezer meal party (hopefully!) and how to plan…

Throw a Freezer Meal Party: Party Planning and Preparation

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Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Freezer meal parties are all the rage as of late! (This post explains what they are and why we think…
Throw a freezer meal party and have fun while saving time and money! This post is all about how to throw the actual event. #freezermeal

Throw a Freezer Meal Party: Why We are Loving These

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Last night, we wrapped up our second freezer meal party in just two weeks. Thanks to these freezer cooking parties, we both currently have freezers stocked with 12 healthy, home-cooked, delicious recipes…
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…