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Teach Your Children To Cook with Thrive

My grandson (8) and I decided to make chicken fajitas for the family for dinner. This recipe is from the New Thrive life Southwestern Chicken Pack.


This was so easy. The hardest part was mincing the garlic. I had him measure everything out into a bowl. Then he poured contents of the bowl into frying pan. Then sauteed and cooked it.
He told me it looked good and couldn’t wait to eat it!
Plus, he loved eating the chicken right out of the can before we started cooking and I didn’t have to worry about slicing the chicken!

 

When finished he gave his meal a thumbs up. All 4 of us each had one, then we even had seconds. It made 8 fajitas! And they were delicious!   

2017 Preparedness: Food!

Next up for being prepared is food. Now I know you’re thinking, “I really can’t afford to do that.” But hear me out before you decide you can’t do it!

Let’s say your food budget for the month is $600. I know some of you are thinking yours is way more or that is too high. But for this example let’s just use $600 a month. Did you know that the average American family wastes an average of 25% of their grocery bill on food that they have to throw away because it goes bad before they can use it? That means in this example, you waste about $150 a month. WOW!

Let’s say you reallocated a little more than 25% of your grocery money to being more prepared. This doesn’t mean that you will not be using this money for groceries and only for food storage. In fact, it will be used for both.

Hear me out before you click off.

Let’s say you reallocate $200 and you start with buying only those foods that you end up throwing away. Like onions, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, maybe some hamburger and sausage etc.

Signing up on the Q from Thrive Life will help you start to save every single month and the groceries are delivered to your door!

For $200 with Thrive you could buy:

  • 2 #10 cans of Onions (23 cups of onions)
  • 1 pantry can of green onions (3.5 cups of green onions)
  • 1 #10 can of tomatoes (9 cups of tomatoes)
  • 1 #10 can of celery (9 cups of celery)
  • 1 #10 can of Carrots (11 cups of carrots)
  • 1 #10 can of sausage (11.5 cups of sausage)
  • 1 pantry can of Broccoli to try it out (3 cups of broccoli)

You will be surprised that through the month how much of these items you will still have left over and not spoiled!

Okay, great but how does this help me be prepared if I need these items now?

Easy, you got 2 cans of onions, right? Well, put one can aside for storage. Then your next month either buy the same items or switch out some other items to purchase.

Believe me, before long you will have accumulated several cans of food both in your kitchen area that you will continue to use and in your food storage.

Remember, ‘Store what you eat, then eat what you store.’

All of our foods at Thrive Life can be used in your favorite recipes or you can snack on the straight from the can. If your favorite recipes take an hour to cook, with Thrive Life it will be cut down to 20 to 30 min. More time for you and your family! 

Recipe: Thrive Chicken Salad

You will need a one quart jar
1 cup Thrive chopped chicken
1/3 cup Thrive chopped (FD) onions
1/3 cup Thrive celery
2/3 cup water
dash of Thrive Chef’s choice blend
1/3 cup your choice of mayo
Pour dry food contents in jar along with 1/2 cup of water. Tumble in jar for 1 min then pour rest of water and a dash of Thrive Chef’s blend seasoning. Tumble for one min longer.
Pour into bowl add 1/3 mayo of your choice and stir. Serve on crackers, bread or croissants or eat as is!
Enjoy!

Recipe: Lentil Soup

Thanks to SpicyVegan for the recipe!

2.5 cups THRIVE Lentils
1/3 cup THRIVE Green Onions
1/4 cup THRIVE celery
1 bay leaf
10 cups water
1/4 cup THRIVE carrots
1 cup THRIVE potato dices
1/2 teas. Thrive Life Chef’s Blend Seasoning
1-3 tbsp. Thrive Life Chicken Bouillon
1 teas. salt
2 drops basil essential oil (ask me how to order some!)
1 tbsp. lemon juice

1. Sort and rinse lentils.

2. Combine all ingredients except lemon juice in a 5- to 6- quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours on high.

3. Remove the bay leaf. Just before serving, stir in lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Serves 18 cups

Recipe: Tomato Soup

Thanks to YourOwnHomeStore.com for the recipe!

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Fill a large pot with 7 cups warm water
  2. Whisk tomato powder into water
  3. Add onion, tomato dices, sugar, bouillon. Mix well.
  4. Add lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine and heat almost to boiling.
  5. Add drink powder, and vinegar, then parsley and basil.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix milk powder and 1 1/2 cups water until dissolved.
  7. Remove soup from heat and slowly add the milk to the soup. Stir it all together.
  8. Top with a bit more black pepper and enjoy!

Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients:
1 cup Thrive Beef TVP or Ground Beef (reconstituted)
16 oz tomato sauce
1-2 cups Thrive corn
1-2 cups Green beans
Mashed Potatoes (I make 8 servings worth)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Italian Seasoning

Instructions:
Heat oven to 350.
Heat beef in tomato sauce and add Italian Seasoning.
Pour mixture into the bottom of a 9×12 pan. Layer on green beans and corn on top of the tomato and beef mixture. Spread mashed potatoes on top (the smoother the mashed potatoes, the easier it will be to spread – add more milk as needed while prepping potatoes). Sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and heated through

Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce in a Jar

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½ cup (FD) Ground Beef
¼ cup (FD) Zucchini
1 cup (FD) Tomato Sauce (not tomato powder)
¼ cup (FD) Onions
2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
¼ cup (FD) Celery
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
½ cup (FD) Mushrooms
¼ cup (FD) Sausage Crumbles
½ cup (FD) Tomato Dices

 

Put in Jar starting with Ground Beef ending with Tomato Dices.

Boil 5 to 6 cups water, (depending on desired thickness) Add entire contents of jar and whisk until well blended. Simmer for about 10 to 15 min until vegetables and meat are fully rehydrated. Add more water if needed. Serve over cooked spaghetti or any pasta.

Recipe: Taco Soup in a Jar

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½ cup of Thrive Life Sausage Crumbles                   2 – 3 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning Mix

½ cup of Thrive Life Ground Beef                               1 – 2 Tbsp. Cumin

¼ cup of Thrive Life Onions                                          ¼ cup Thrive Life Sour Cream Powder

1 cup of Instant Thrive LifeBlack Beans                  ¼ cup Thrive Life Tomato Powder

1/3 cup of Thrive Life Corn                                            ¼ cup Thrive Life Cheese Blend

3 – 4 Tbsp. Mixed Dehydrated Thrive Peppers      1 Tbsp. Thrive Life Cilantro

2 – 3 Tbsp. Thrive Life Green Chilies                           Seasoning

Put in Jar starting with Sausage ending with Cilantro.

Add contents of Jar to a about 6 cups of water (depending on how thick you like your soup). Whisk, bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 to 20 min. Serve with crackers