Posts Tagged: “healthy freezer meal”

  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Eggs are on a killer sale this week.  You’ll notice that they are listed in the “Stock Up and Save” section of this post.  While eggs don’t have a very long shelf life, you can find some great recipes that use eggs that are freezer friendly, like Spinach

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  • 100% real food ingredients! These 5-ingredient Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits are absolutely delicious!

    Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits {Freezer Meal}

    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 gets all starry-eyed at me when I do. Why should I only get the starry-eyed look on

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  • Use up leftovers to create this delicious make-ahead Banana Pecan Baked French Toast.

    Banana Pecan Baked French Toast {Freezer Meal}

    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 ways you can use it to sneak in extra nutrition.) Well, in our house, you make

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  • 4 Cheese Penne Pasta with whole wheat pasta is a healthier baked pasta that comes together quickly.

    4 Cheese Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

    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 I wanted something a little cheaper, a tad lighter, and something I could throw together in minutes. 4

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  • Mini Turkey Cheese Patties or Burgers: A kid-friendly, healthy freezer meal!

    Mini Turkey Cheeseburgers {Freezer Meal}

    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. Uneventful dinner = a RAGING success these days. 🙂 We heard the familiar knock of my dad (aka Daddyman) at the

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  • Real Food Menu Plan for January 16-22: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: January 16-22

    Every week we put together a menu plan stocked full of family-friendly, mostly-real food recipes. Extra bonus if you live near a Hy-Vee, because we build the plan around their sales. Regardless of your Hy-Vee proximity, taking the step to menu plan will save you time, money, and headaches. If

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  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal (For a Crowd)

    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 makes the original Baked Oatmeal with Fruit recipe the most. But, all the baked oatmeal recipes

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  • Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken {Freezer Meal}

    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 is a keeper. Another great perk of this recipe is that it’s

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  • Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

      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 to be a win in my book. So it comes as no surprise that this shrimp recipe received a big

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  • Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas {Freezer Meal}

    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 we put something between two tortillas and call it a quesadilla, it’s a win.  In light of the

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  • Spinach and Bacon Quiche {Freezer Meal}

    This freezer friendly spinach and bacon quiche recipe has been circulating in my home for quite a while now. You guys, it is SO good. I wish I could say it was healthy but I can assure you it wouldn’t be on the weight watchers website. However, with the exception of

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  • Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps {Freezer Meal}

    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 Rachel or myself. (We wouldn’t share a recipe if we hadn’t tried it and given our

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  • Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    I love making muffins. Maybe it’s because my figure somewhat represents one at the current time (i.e. 7.5 months pregnant) but for some reason I’ve been wanting muffins in the morning–and afternoon. OK maybe I had 2 for dinner the night as well. No regrets either. Call me a muffin

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  • 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}

    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 to save even more? Try my equally delicious Ham and Bean Soup that’s

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  • 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}

    Sponsored by Frigidaire Although this recipe was a little out of my comfort zone, my husband and I (and my neighbor friend, Kelley, who is my trusted taste-tester) really enjoyed this Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore. Now it is the week after holiday binge eating, so I feel obligated to

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  • Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole {Freezer Meal}

    Since I was in charge of bringing some type of broccoli casserole to Thanksgiving this year, I searched high and low for a recipe that could be made in advance (since we had to drive 2 hours that day) and that most people would like. I came across Pioneer Woman’s

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  • Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal: A super health, easy, freezable breakfast.

    Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

    After our first indulgent Thanksgiving feast (my first one to host in 37 years!) at our house and then a second indulgent feast with more family plus leftovers for every meal, we needed this recipe this morning. I call it my post-holiday breakfast cleanse. Ha! Are you with me? We’ve been

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