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Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

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  After discovering how life-changing (well, close) Brownie Baked Oatmeal can be, I knew I had to try other forms of this make ahead oatmeal breakfast. Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal did not…
Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets {Freezer Meal}

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Why I have never made these before now I will never know. What I DO know is that they will forever be in my menu planning. I'll be honest. I have fond childhood memories of McDonald's chicken nuggets…
how to start a freezer club

How to Start a Freezer Club (and Why You Should)

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means we get a small commission if you make a purchase through one at no additional cost to you. Read more here. Tight budget? Want to eat…
5-ingredient mac and cheese

Whole Wheat 5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Don't buy anymore boxed mac and cheese, please. (Ok, I can't swear I'll never buy Annie's mac again, but hear me out on this.) For one thing, boxed Mac and Cheese is like feeding your kids cardboard…
These Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins are packed full of nutrition and flavor. Feel good about feeding your family these for a quick breakfast!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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Want a muffin recipe that you can feel good about feeding your family for a quick breakfast? Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins it is! These chocolatey muffins are packed full of real food nutrition--whole…

Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies {Freezer Meal}

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These meatballs are full of flavor and packed with sneaky nutrition thanks to the finely chopped carrot, onion, garlic, and parsley. Our entire family loves them! When I make these, I usually…

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken {Freezer Meal}

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This easy dump and go freezer meal will become a regular family dinner in your home. This freezer friendly dinner is so versatile too. Eat it straight from the slow cooker, put it in wraps, or turn it…
garden greek salad

Garden Greek Salad Recipe

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It's not often I get addicted to a salad and can't stop eating it. But, I did with this Garden Greek Salad. (Oh, and this one, too.) Who doesn't want to be addicted to veggies?!? The simplicity…
Banana Split Power Smoothie

Banana Split Power Smoothie

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Want a healthy snack to power you through the morning or afternoon? Oh my. Please give this smoothie a try. My entire family can vouch for the "strawberry milkshake"-flavored deliciousness of this…
Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup recipe

Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup {Freezer Meal}

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I can't wait to share this recipe with you. If you're looking for a low calorie, nutritionally-dense, and tasty soup....this is it! It's simply perfect for a summer day, especially when your fridge is…

The Green Pineapple Smoothie

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If you love super-bright, refreshing, tropical flavors, this one is absolutely made with you in mind. With juicy pineapple, tart lime, and a few sprigs of fresh mint, there’s far more summer sunshine…
healthy strawberry shortcake

Healthy Take On Strawberry Shortcake

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Updated and reposted from June 2012 As with most recipes I post here, our family devoured this healthy take on Strawberry Shortcake. The key to this dish is two fold: a) good strawberries macerated with…

Burrito Pie {Freezer Meal}

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So I've been in this Freezer Club for 6 years with some of my besties. We strive to cook freezer meals made with mostly local, organic meats and produce, while also avoiding foods with preservatives…
Crunchy Dijon Salmon Recipe

Baked Dijon Wild Salmon {Freezer Meal}

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A simple marinade plus a sweet glaze and crunchy topping make this Baked Dijon Wild Salmon recipe a winner with all ages. I'm always on the scout for new wild salmon recipes, especially ones that…
wheat rolls from bread machine

THE BEST Wheat Rolls: A Bread Machine Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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These wheat rolls are THE BEST. When they are fresh out of the oven with a little butter, I can hardly stop myself. Both my husband and toddler agree- they both scarf them down too. I have found that…
healthy recipes kids like

50+ Ways to Sneak Fruits & Vegetables into Kid Favorites

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This post contains affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy here. I'm a big believer in offering my kids fruits and vegetables at every meal and serving my family meat that I can trust.…

Mediterranean Layered 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.

Zucchini Flaxseed Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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I've made these Zucchini Flaxseed Muffins more times than I can count. Not only are they moist and totally yummy, but they are a great way to include some sneaky nutrition into a kid-favorite. I almost…
easy sweet potato recipe

Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

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We get a little crazy with the sweet potato recipes around Thriving Home. Rachel has found amazing ways to sneak them into banana bread, biscuits, pancakes, and even french toast. If you poke…

Rosemary Shrimp Scampi

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This super easy, light, fresh-tasting entree makes a perfect summer meal. Years ago I found this Rosemary Shrimp Scampi Skewers recipe in a magazine and tweaked it to take to my Freezer Club. …

Pumpkin Protein Waffles {Freezer Meal}

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Pumpkin Protein Waffles are an easy breakfast idea your family will love. They are crispy on the outside yet moist throughout and make a great healthy freezer meal. A delicious way to get more protein…
Chicken Piccata Recipe

Chicken Piccata {Freezer Meal}

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Chicken Piccata might very well be my absolute favorite way to eat chicken. It is simple French cuisine at it's best. Lemons provide a vibrant citrus base for the sauce, giving this dish a light, bright…
southwest chicken tenders

Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps - A Parent and Kid Favorite!

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Bacon, marinated grilled chicken, two kinds of cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes wrapped in a tortilla with ranch salsa sauce.  What's not to love about the Southwest Bacon and Chicken Wrap? This recipe…
Simple Baked Chicken Parmesan - An easy, healthy and delicious recipe, perfect for any beginner cook.

Baked Chicken Parmesan: A Simple Recipe for the New Cook {Freezer Meal}

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Not only is Chicken Parmesan my favorite dish from my childhood, but it's a family favorite around my house now, too.  It's also one of the first meals I ever learned to cook on my own, because it's…