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Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta

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Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead. So much sneaky nutrition in this one-pot wonder!

Mini Meatloaf Muffins

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These Mini Meatloaf Muffins are a freezer meal that have already made its way into the regular rotation of family meals in our house. Everyone loved them! Don't believe me, just listen to the raving…

20 Minute Pumpkin Chili {Freezer Meal}

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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 20 Minute Freezable Pumpkin Chili gets the job done. It makes a HUGE amount of…
Double chocolate zucchini bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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I love delicious recipes that have sneaky veggies! This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is perfect for sneaking vegetables into. The dark chocolate color masks any pops of green that might…

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!? Yep.…
Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole Wheat Waffles--Real Food Version of Eggo! {Freezer Meal}

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If you follow our blog at all, you know our families love them some breakfast. We've got so many pancakes, waffles, French Toast, egg, and oatmeal recipes on our Breakfast Recipe Index page. So why another…
hearty vegetable soup recipe

Hearty Vegetable Soup {Freezer Meal}

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Use any combination of vegetables in your fridge, freezer, and pantry to make this hearty, delicious vegetable soup. Whip up a big batch and your family will eat on this all week long. I call this…
balsamic dressing with herbs

Balsamic Dressing with Herbs

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For Thanksgiving, I worked up this new dressing recipe and it did not disappoint. Several family members commented on the outstanding flavor of this salad/dressing combo. Although I love my mom's Balsamic…
Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

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I tried the great "slow cooker lasagna" experiment last week for my family, thinking that it would be fun to try but not something I would actually do in the future. Scratch that! I'm sold on this Slow…
How to Make Butternut Squash Puree

How to Make Butternut Squash Puree (+ 20 Ways To Use It In Recipes)

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One of my favorite inexpensive ways to incorporate more vegetables into our diet is by adding them into all kinds of my kids' favorite foods. Think muffins, marinara sauce, and crockpot meals, to name…
Real Food Menu: September 7-14

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu: January 4-10

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Happy New Year everyone! I'm ready to get back to meal planning each week to save money, time at the store, and to eat healthier. To eat more real food at home, I'm planning to utilize my slow cooker…
Make these homemade instant oatmeal packs ahead of time to enjoy a healthy and quick breakfast. Perfect for busy school mornings!

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets (Personalized for Everyone!)

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My mom called me one day. "Rachel, I have this great idea for me and your family, and I think you could blog about it!" Friends, it's time to confess. This blog really is a family affair. Here's the…
Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Casserole: Real Food Meets Reality {Freezer Meal}

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This casserole won my husband's heart over when we were dating. Well, I think our relationship was a little more complicated than that...but he did love Cheesy Chicken Casserole then and still asks for…
13 Thanksgiving Sides

13 Favorite Thanksgiving Meal Sides

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Best part of the Thanksgiving Meal in my humble opinion? Why, the sides, of course! We're not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but I do have to bring a side to each family's meal. That got me looking…

Light & Easy Penne Rosa Pasta: 15 Minute One-Pot Dinner

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Many nights of the week, I'm looking for a meal that I can pull together in just minutes and that doesn't dirty up the kitchen. Penne Rosa Pasta fits the bill! Plus, this cheesy and filling pasta dish…

Autumn Chowder: Comfort in a Bowl {Freezer Meal}

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Done. I will be making Autumn Chowder every fall from here on out. My friend Jeannette has been singing the praises of this soup for quite some time, but I didn't believe her until I tried it for myself…

(Healthy and Delicious!) Pumpkin Muffins With a Crumble Topping {Freezer Meal}

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I have a new addition to my favorite fall recipes. These pumpkin muffins are soooo good. I wish I would have doubled the recipe to have some to freeze and eat later. They are going fast around these…
Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel

Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel: Another Quick and Healthy Lunch

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This Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel rivals for first place in my heart when it comes to favorite lunch meals. The other contestants are the Protein Lunch Bowl, Creamy Avocado Dip with carrots and…
Flourless Banana Muffin Recipe

Flourless Banana Muffins (Gluten-Free Recipe) {Freezer Meal}

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Warning: This post may introduce you to some ingredients that you don't recognize. But, let me assure you that it's worth giving these Flourless Banana Muffins a shot because they are absolutely moist…
Whole Grain Pizza Bread

Whole Grain Pizza Bread {Freezer Meal}

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I feel silly posting this as new, exciting recipe. Because many of you already make this, right? But, Whole Grain Pizza Bread actually is kind of a new, exciting thing recently discovered in our house! Like…
Top 10 Freezer Meals to Take to Others

Top 10 Freezer Meals to Take to Others

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There are seasons in life when a home cooked meal delivered to the door of a friend, neighbor, or church member speaks volumes of love. Our family has certainly benefited from many meals from friends over…

20+ Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

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As a mom of a 2nd grader, Kindergartener, and preschooler, I (Rachel) have been packing lunches every single school day for several years now. And, I've learned a few tricks of the trade to make them…
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Squash Cake

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Squash Cake

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Sounds weird. I know. But, hang with me a minute...and know that I wouldn't have put this recipe on our blog if it wasn't a huge hit with my entire fam. Look, squash is just a stone's throw away from…

Southwest Chicken Tenders: Get Your Grill On! {Freezer Meal}

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Say hello to an easy freezer meal. A meal that is a great recipe for a groups of people too! These Southwest Chicken Tenders are simple to make and can be served up in so many different ways.  Here's…