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Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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Looking for an easy breakfast idea? We love this easy Breakfast Casserole Muffin recipe. It's made with simple ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen. These make a fabulous, freezer-friendly…
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Instant Pot Beef Stew {Freezer Meal}

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This Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is easy enough to be a mid-week dinner or fancy enough for dinner guests. What would typically take all day in the slow cooker, only takes about an hour from start to finish in the Instant Pot. You'll take a short cut by using stew meat (no chopping!) and Yukon gold baby potatoes (no peeling!).

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…

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,…

80+ Easy Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

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A common question we get about freezer cooking is, "What are some easy freezer meals for 1 or 2 people?" In this post, we will walk you through a great list of make ahead recipe ideas from our blog and…
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3 Safe Ways to Thaw Freezer Meals

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Can you thaw food in a crock pot? How long does it take to thaw a freezer meal in the fridge? Can I just leave it on the counter for a few hours? Ever since the release of our cookbook, From Freezer…
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…
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…
Real Food Menu Plan: September 19-25--Easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for the whole week!

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan: September 19-25

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Killer deals this week at Hy-Vee on That's Smart! frozen veggies ($.89!), russet potatoes ($.99 for a 5lb bag!), eggs ($.99/dozen!), and red seedless grapes ($.99/lb!).…
Real Food Menu Plan: September 12-18--Easy, delicious, and healthy recipes for the whole week!

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan: September 12-18

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Fall is here, and Football Sundays have started around this house. The Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes for Sunday's menu may sound a…

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan: September 5-11

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Have you ever tried cooking a whole chicken (the cheapest kind to buy!) in the slow cooker? That's what I'm up to on Slow Cooker Sunday this week. Plus, if you're…

30+ Kid-Friendly Freezer Meals

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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 fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.…
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.…

Hy-Vee Freezer Cooking Classes: Why We Are BIG Fans

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Hy-Vee but opinions are all mine!  You guys. Last night, we had so much fun at a freezer cooking class at Hy-Vee. Before I launch in to tell you all about…
These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

Cream Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes {Freezer Meal}

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It's no secret that I like to sneak more nutrition into kid-friendly meals wherever I can. My kids aren't the worst vegetable eaters in the world, but they certainly aren't the best. And, hey, my husband…
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…
On-the-Go Chicken Burritos

On-the-Go Chicken Burritos {Freezer Meal}

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These simple, individual chicken burritos make for a filling, healthy, and satisfying lunch or dinner anywhere and anytime. Be sure to double the batch and freeze some for later. Why We Love On-the-Go…
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…