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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…
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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Tight budget? Want to eat healthy meals at home regularly? No time to cook homemade meals during the week? I've got the answer for you: Start a Freezer Club. Note: We are a participant in…

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 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…

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

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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.…
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…

Holy Chocomole!

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Who doesn't love some chocolate pudding every now and then?  But, every time I read the labels on the pudding packs at the store, I cringe.  That's why I was intrigued by Katie Kimball's idea at Kitchen…
Garden Fresh Tabbouleh Salad is a great way to use up veggies and eat on a delicious bowl of healthy goodness all week long!

Garden Fresh Tabbouleh Salad

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A friend and I have lately been lamenting/joking about how having kids has stolen some of our IQ. I wouldn't have it any other way, of course. But with all the antioxidants in this Tabbouleh Salad I…

DIY Corn Muffin Mix

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I like me a good corn muffin.  Don't you?  But not all corn muffins are created equal. When you buy a boxed mix at the store, for instance, you're getting trans fats, additives, and ingredients…
Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits

Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits {Freezer Meal}

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As you might know, I love finding ways to sneak more vegetables into food for my kids.  One of our favorite and fast side dishes is Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits. The sweet potato adds moisture and a…
Chicken and Apple Bites

Chicken Apple Bites {Freezer Meal}

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Last night we tweaked and tried a new recipe that Jack (age 4) picked out from a cookbook called Perfect Food for After School. I made a few substitutions to make it healthier and more kid-friendly.…
Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Vegetable Minestrone Soup {Freezer Meal}

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Update on 8/4/14: I tested this soup again and made a few tweaks. It's incredible! Who knew this many veggies in one bowl could be so scrumptious? Serve with some crusty bread, and you're good to go. Need…
Slow Cooker Pot Roast has no processed ingredients. Just real food that's really good!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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healthy breakfast cookies

Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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I stayed up late last night making a new recipe called Breakfast Cookies, since I had to go to work early today and needed a quick, healthy breakfast.  They are packed with protein, potassium, fiber,…
Guacamole

Guacamole for the Masses

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We meet twice a month with several other couples for our small group Bible study night.  Great friends, sharing our lives with one another, and substantive discussions are the best parts.  But, the…

Creamy Corn Chowder: A Lighter Version {Freezer Meal}

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It's a winter day fit for Creamy Corn Chowder, I say.  Why?  Here's a peek out my front door. With a wind chill of something like -4 degrees and several inches of snow, soup was a must for lunch…