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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.…

Dark Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Spinach) {Freezer Meal}

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You caught us. Yes, it's slightly ridiculous how much we eat oatmeal around here, whether it's Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs or another baked oatmeal recipe from our breakfast recipe index. We love…

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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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.…
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}

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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…
Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Cranberry Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

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This colorful Cranberry Spinach Salad and Creamy Citrus Dressing came from my mom and was a delightful hit at our family's Christmas celebration. The dressing is just about perfect in my estimation--citrusy,…
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}

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Crispy chicken bites atop a tomato-based, veggie-rich sauce are served over whole grain pasta. This healthy and satisfying classic Italian dish tastes like it's been simmering away all day long. Although…
Healthy Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Sweet Potato and Black Beans {Freezer Meal}

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Look no further for a comforting slow cooker freezer meal. This lean turkey chili is not only hearty and absolutely delicious, but it’s also chock full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. This crock pot…
Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal: A super health, easy, freezable breakfast.

Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

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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…
Whole Wheat Calzones

Whole Wheat Calzones {Freezer Meal}

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Looking for a meal that everyone will devour? And that you can freeze and pack for school lunches? Whole Wheat Calzones are it! These Whole Wheat Calzones are kind of a result of Two Peas and Their…
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…

The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese {Freezer Meal}

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Another Mac and Cheese recipe? Really? (Uh-hem, Rachel, you've already got the 5-Ingredient Mac and A Better Mac and Cheese in your Recipe Index.) Really. Here's why this one is worth yet another Mac…
10 Small Steps Toward Healthy Living: Step One

Healthy Living Small Step #1: Go One Day Without Processed Foods

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Start at the beginning of our 10 Small Steps Toward Healthy Living series here. (Note: Some affiliate links included.) Our Family's Journey Toward Real Food My husband and I used to be fast…
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…
Slow Cooker Steak Chili is a super easy dump and go meal but is full of Tex-mex flavor! Delish! #freezermeal #realfood

Slow Cooker Steak Chili

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Three cheers for the slow cooker! I love this set it and forget it Slow Cooker Steak Chili because I don't have to do anything but dump it in, set the timer, and walk away. Seriously. Several hours…
Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

Sweet and Savory Salmon

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I'm not a huge fish person. I know, I know. The Omega-3s that are in fish are incredibly good for you and will help you to live until you're 120, right? Despite my Omega-3 deprivation, I still…
Stock Up on Summer Produce to Save Time & Money (+50 In-Season Recipes)

Stock Up on Summer Produce to Save Time and Money (+ 50 In-Season Recipes)

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Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Ripe berries, juicy peaches, zucchini the size of your forearm, more tomatoes than you can shake…
Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Skip the messy dredging and breading process of most chicken tender recipes with this easy shake-and-bake…
Corn and Blueberry Salad

Corn and Blueberry Salad

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Guest post by Sarah from The Pajama Chef. You guys are going to love her and her recipe! She's so sweet and has a real talent for really good food. Hey everyone! I'm so glad that Rachel and Polly asked…
The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever

The Best Everyday Smoothie {Freezer Meal}

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Here it is. Many, many friends over the years have asked me for my husband's secret smoothie recipe. And today is the day we've all a few of us have been waiting for... "Hey Nathan, can…
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…

Video: Best Way to Cut Corn from a Cob

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This kitchen tip concludes our week of dorky, life-changing videos, including How to Chop an Onion and Tips for Juicing a Lime, that were taken while making this delicious Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa…
How to juice a lime

Video: Tips & Tricks for Juicing a Lime

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We're back again (remember the onion chopping trick from yesterday?) to share another kitchen tip I showed Polly while we were making yummy Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa last week. This short video…
A short video tutorial on the easiest way to chop an onion

Video: How to Chop an Onion Like a Pro

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Polly and I had a lot of fun one morning last week developing a freezable Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa and also making a version that can be canned, as well. Life as a food blogger is rough,…
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 project…