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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…
Freezable Roasted Corn Salsa Recipe--Freezer Friendly |Thriving Home

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa {Freezer Meal}

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Last week, while our little ones were at preschool together, Polly and I spent the four quick morning hours making, canning, and freezing Roasted Corn Salsa. We actually walked away from the whole…
Double chocolate zucchini bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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I love delicious recipes that have sneaky veggies! This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is perfect for sneaking vegetables into. The dark chocolate color masks any pops of green that might…
Flourless Banana Muffin Recipe

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

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Warning: This post may introduce you to some ingredients that you don't recognize. But, let me assure you that it's worth giving these Gluten Free Banana Muffins a shot because they are absolutely…

Homemade Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls {Freezer Meal}

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Little hands can't get enough of these ham and cheese crescent rolls. Don't believe me? Here's what happened when I was trying to get a picture of these bad boys. Who can blame her? Between the sweet,…

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…
Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins (GF)

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins Recipe (GF) {Freezer Meal}

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Republished and updated from September 2012 You may be wondering what the heck coconut flour is and why I would bother baking muffins with it. First off, these Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins are…
Apple cinnamon french toast recipe

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

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Who doesn't love french toast? It uses up leftovers, is a taste bud favorite, and is an easy way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your family's diet. (Just check out how I used sweet potatoes…

Easy Whole Grain Zucchini Pancakes {Freezer Meal}

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Here's an easy breakfast idea for ya. Our freezer friendly whole grain zucchini pancakes pack a yummy punch! Enjoy using up some fresh zucchini and serving your family a wholesome breakfast. Double the…
Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup recipe

Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup {Freezer Meal}

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I can't wait to share this recipe with you. If you're looking for a low calorie, nutritionally-dense, and tasty soup....this is it! It's simply perfect for a summer day, especially when your fridge is…

How to Freeze Peaches

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If you haven't ever bitten into a freshly picked peach, do yourself a favor and go to your local farmers market ASAP. Tis the season and they are SO delicious. Every year I tell myself I am going to…

Burrito Pie {Freezer Meal}

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So I've been in this Freezer Club for 6 years with some of my besties. We strive to cook freezer meals made with mostly local, organic meats and produce, while also avoiding foods with preservatives…

Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce

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  I'd be stupid if I didn't make this Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce recipe fairly often for the fam. Want to know why? I'll give you seven substantial reasons: 1. This fried rice is full of flavor…
Bread machine honey wheat bread recipe

Honey Wheat Bread

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This bread machine recipe has become a staple in our home. It's simple, yummy, and gets a lot of action. This is my go-to recipe when sandwiches of any type are on the menu. We often use the leftover…
wheat rolls from bread machine

THE BEST Wheat Rolls: A Bread Machine Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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These wheat rolls are THE BEST. When they are fresh out of the oven with a little butter, I can hardly stop myself. Both my husband and toddler agree- they both scarf them down too. I have found that…
Hamburger bun recipe from bread machine

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns: Bread Machine Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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Thanks to the generosity of my parents, we have a continual supply of grass-fed ground beef in our deep freeze. Other than mexican soup, the most common thing we use it for is burgers! We had a stretch…
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…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie combines two of my great loves in life. Is it possible that this "peanut butter cup" type combo can actually be good for you? Get ready to celebrate, because…
healthy zucchini bread recipe

Zucchini Bread with Some Healthy Substitutions {Freezer Meal}

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It's zucchini season! I've already picked 3 from my garden and I see a few more on the way. I want to make sure I put the zucchinis to good use so I've been trying to find healthy recipes that would help…
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…

Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast

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Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast is a healthy breakfast recipe my kids and I go ga-ga over.  The inspiration recipe for this Blueberry Pumpkin French Toast was too white carb and sugar-laden…

Mini Crab Cakes Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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If I had to pinpoint one favorite food, it might well be crab legs. A few years ago, when I was on staff with my church, my best friend and I took several high school girls to Charleston for Spring Break. …

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…