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freezer-friendly lunch wraps on a wooden cutting board

Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

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Freezer-friendly lunch wraps are nutritious, hearty, and completely adaptable to whatever your family might like in them! Right now during this time of quarantine, I know many of you are right…

Super Sloppy Joes

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This homemade veggie-rich sloppy joes recipe with a tangy-sweet tomato sauce is a family favorite. Double and freeze extras for later!

Egg-in-a-Hole: A Classic Breakfast Idea

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Why I love Eggs-in-a-Hole There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good 'ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. It's quick and easy to make. It's one of my go-to weekday breakfasts. It's cheap.…

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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This pantry staple Vegetarian Tortilla Soup recipe is a meatless “one pot wonder” that I've been making and freezing for years for my family. Filled with beans, tomatoes, chilis, corn, and more, it…

Powerball Cookies

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Powerball cookies have been a longtime favorite in my home. Look no further for a great make-ahead, freezer-friendly snack.    What's in these no-bake Powerball Cookies? With a few…
steak fries dipped in ketchup

Oven Baked Steak Fries

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This steak fries recipe turns out perfectly crispy and seasoned, thanks to a few tricks including a secret ingredient. Plus, this oven baked method is healthier and less messy than frying!

Freezer Friendly Chicken Spaghetti

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Chicken spaghetti is an easy, cheesy, make-it-again-soon-please, casserole that your whole family will love. We teach you how to make it fresh AND how to prep it to be a freezer meal. A great meal for…

3-Ingredient Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Did you know you can make homemade hot chocolate with only THREE ingredients? Skip the generic brand (made with highly processed, sugary ingredients) and make your own hot chocolate at home! Tip: Use…

Baked Italian Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

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Look no further for a delicious baked meatball recipe. Our Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! The ingredients are simple but they are still packed with flavor. They make…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos {Freezer Meal}

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Slow cooker chicken and cheese taquitos is a delicious meal that the whole family will love! Be sure to make a double batch for the freezer. Then, you can pull out however many you want and throw them…

Hearty Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

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Delicious dinner recipe? Check. Freezer friendly? Check. Makes a lot of leftovers? Check. Approved by all ages in the family? Check. Feeds a large group of people? Check. Easy to make? Check! I've…
chocolate banana bread slices on white plate

Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread {Freezer-Friendly}

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Ah, sweet breads. Forgiver of all added-in leftovers and hidden fruits and veggies. Your family is going to love this pretty darn healthy Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread!
strawberry smoothie in mason jar with straw

Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

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Frozen strawberries, pineapple, and banana combine with coconut milk and almonds to create the most luxurious, healthy smoothie you've ever had! We teach you how to prep ahead by making freezer smoothie packs to have on hand, too. This easy Strawberry Piña Colada fruit smoothie has party time written all over it.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles {Freezer Meal}

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Here's an easy breakfast idea that your family will love: freezer friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles. They are a great way to sneak some nutrition into your breakfast. Make lots and freeze some for later! These…

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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I love this easy healthy breakfast idea: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. These healthy make ahead breakfast cookies are great fresh or also as a freezer meal.  Zucchini for breakfast!?…
Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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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…

Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

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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…

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…
20 Easy and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids - Delicious mostly "real food" lunch box ideas that your kids will actually eat!

20 Easy and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas That Kids Will Love

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Sponsored by Hy-Vee Columbia As a big proponent of feeding my family mostly "real food", making kid lunches for all three of my kids on school nights is just part of our routine. But,…
A perfect Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip cookie does exist! These are the best soft batch ones ever.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies: BEST EVER Soft Batch Version

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A perfect Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip cookie does exist! Yes, it is true. A real food, whole wheat version of a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie does exist! I've searched high and low and baked many…

Spinach and Bacon Quiche {Freezer Meal}

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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…
All-Natural Basic Cheese Sauce

Homemade Basic Cheese Sauce (with NO Velveeta!)

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This all-natural basic cheese sauce transforms vegetables, leaving my family always asking for more! It also works as a delicious sauce over pasta, meat, or rice. Best of all, NO VELVEETA! Wow.…

Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps {Freezer Meal}

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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…

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…