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Greek Dip

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Here's a healthy and super EASY lunch, appetizer, or snack idea for you. Try out this tasty Mediterranean Layered Dip and make it your way.
whole wheat mac and cheese in the instant pot

Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese {Only 5 Ingredients}

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A one pot wonder full of 100% real food ingredients. This easy stovetop mac and cheese is creamy, comforting, & much healthier than boxed mac!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins With Crumble Topping

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This tried and true Pumpkin Spice Muffins recipe will quickly become part of your fall baking rotation. Imagine all the delicious flavors of autumn packed into a fluffy, moist, nutritious muffin. The…

Pumpkin Chili

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Want a super nutritious, flavorful recipe that can feed a crowd, won't break the bank, or doesn't take much time? This Pumpkin Chili recipe gets the job done. Even better, it only takes 20 minutes to make AND is a great make-ahead freezer meal!

Top 10 Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes on Thriving Home

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With 10+ years worth of content, it can be easy to forget about some amazing pumpkin recipes that we have shared over the years. Since fall is in full swing, we thought it would be great to resurface…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

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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…

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

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This homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. It's made with REAL ingredients from your pantry and everyone is amazed that it's…

Chocolate Waffles with Banana

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These healthy Chocolate Waffles are a great way to start the morning. The banana adds a touch of sweetness and some added nutrition and kids will love the idea of eating "chocolate" for breakfast. Feel…

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

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Skip the messy dredging and breading process of most chicken tender recipes with this easy shake-and-bake one. These Oven Baked Chicken Tenders produce a crispy, yet healthy version that rivals any deep-fried…

Zucchini Muffins with Flaxseed

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chopped cucumber, red onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic and crumbled feta in a white bowl

Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

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Use up all that summer garden produce in this delicious, chopped Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad that can be made in just a few minutes.

How to Make and Freeze Butternut Squash Puree (+ 20 Ways To Use It)

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Learn how to make butternut squash puree, how to freeze butternut squash AND browse through 20 ways to use it. Such a great way to sneak in nutrition. One of my favorite inexpensive ways to…
On-the-Go Chicken Burritos

On-the-Go Chicken Burritos

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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 using our instructions.
seasoned cooked steak that is sliced on a wooden cutting board

The Perfect Grilled Steak

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Follow these 6 easy steps from a chef on how to grill the perfect steak. It's easier than you think! My carnivorous, farm-boy husband has been waiting our whole marriage for me to write this…

Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Our easy Baked Chicken Parmesan is a classic recipe that every member of the family will enjoy. Be sure to read through our pro-tips and freezer meal methods to save yourself time and money! Not…

How to Grill A Pork Tenderloin: The 7-6-5 Method

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When you grill a pork tenderloin instead of bake it, you still get the flavor and moistness but the bonus is the extra char-crispiness that coats the outside of the tenderloin. Below you'll see how long…

Chocolate Banana Muffins

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These Chocolate Banana Muffins are not only moist and delicious, but they are packed with sneaky nutrition. They are a kid-favorite and freeze beautifully. Serve as an easy, make-ahead healthy breakfast.

Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps

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Marinated chicken, crispy bacon, and a creamy southwest ranch sauce all wrapped up in a warm tortilla make for a delicious Southwest Chicken Wrap. These grilled chicken wraps are a great meal for groups…

Baked Italian Meatballs

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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…
freezer-friendly lunch wraps on a wooden cutting board

Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

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Can you freeze wraps? You bet!! 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,…

Healthy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili (with Sweet Potato and Black Beans!)

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This lean turkey chili is not only hearty and absolutely delicious, but it’s also chock full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. It's also gluten-free & dairy-free! This crockpot chili is delicious…

Potato Corn Chowder ( Autumn Chowder)

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Thanks to the cheddar cheese and bacon, this veggie-loaded potato chowder tastes so rich. This soup is easy to assemble and the leftovers can be easily frozen. A one pot comfort food that you'll be making…

Southwest Chicken Tenders

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This southwest chicken recipe is sure to please all the eaters in your house. It's easy, healthy, freezer-friendly, and full of flavor but not spicy. You can bake it or--even better--grill it! These…

Make Ahead Banana Breakfast Cake

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Banana Breakfast Cake is my dream breakfast. My whole family likes it, it's full of nutritious yet simple ingredients, and it works perfectly to double the batch to make a breakfast freezer meal.  I've…