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A Thriving Christmas Gift!

This year, I made a Christmas gift for my 81-year-old mother who sometimes just doesn’t like to cook anything. She tells me that it is just too much trouble to get everything out and make herself something to eat when it is just her. For her, a peanut butter sandwich is enough. So I decided to help her Thrive and made her 10 meals in a jar! Each one is only about 3 servings a piece. All she needs to do is get a pan fill with water and pour contents of jar in. They take about 10 to 15 min cook and then she will have a very healthy meal.

Be sure to check out gwendavies.thrivelife.com/recipes for more awesome recipes!

 

General Jar Directions: Layer ingredients in a quart-sized jar, shaking the jar will help to add all ingredients. I used an oxygen absorbic packet (will last about 6 months). But if you want longer storage you could seal the jars with a food saver. Make sure your jars are completely dry before you start putting in your dry ingredients. Wide mouth jars are better.

All of the ingredients will fit in the jar. If you are having trouble getting them to fit tap the bottom of the jar lightly on a hard surface until the contents settle.

Taco Soup in a Jar

½ cup of Thrive Life freeze dried Sausage Crumbles

½ cup of Thrive Life freeze dried Ground Beef

¼ cup of Thrive Life freeze dried Chopped Onions

1 cup of Thrive Instant Black Beans (optional)

1/3 cup of Thrive Life freeze dried Corn

3 – 4 Tbsp Thrive Life Mixed Dehydrated Peppers

2 – 3 Tbsp Thrive Life freeze dried Green Chilies

2 – 3 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning Mix (non-Thrive Life)

1 – 2 Tbsp. Cumin (non-Thrive Life)

¼ cup Thrive Life Sour Cream Powder

¼ cup Thrive Life Tomato Powder

¼ cup Thrive Life Cheese Blend

1 Tbsp. Thrive Life Cilantro Seasoning

Put in Jar in order.

Add contents of Jar to 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 or Lemon/Lime tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream.

Spaghetti Sauce in a Jar

½ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Ground Beef   

1 cup Thrive Life Tomato Sauce (not tomato powder)     

2 Tbsp. Thrive Life Italian Seasoning    

2 Tbsp. garlic powder (non-Thrive Life)  

¼ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Sausage Crumbles     

¼ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Zucchini (did not fit in the pint jar)

¼ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Chopped Onions

¼ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Celery

½ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Mushrooms

½ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Tomato Dices

Put in Jar starting in that order.

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 re-refreshed Add more water if needed. Serve over cooked spaghetti or any pasta.

Lasagna Soup

Layer in Quart size jar starting with Sausage

¾ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Sausage

¼ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Chopped Onions

3 Tbs Thrive Life dehydrated mixed bell peppers

2 tsp garlic powder

1 Tbs Thrive Life Chicken Bouillon

¼ cup Thrive Life tomato sauce

¼ cup Thrive Life tomato powder

1 tsp Thrive Life Chef’s choice seasoning

2 cups your choice of pasta.

Remove oxygen absorber and pour into 8 cups of boiling water Stir well, add 2 tsp olive oil. Simmer 10 to 12 min until noodles are soft. Top with your choice of shredded cheese. 7 servings

Chicken Noodle Soup

¾ cup Thrive Life freeze dried Chopped Chicken

2 Tbsp Thrive Life Chicken Bouillon

1 tsp Thrive Chef’s Choice Blend

1 tsp Thrive Life Salad Blend

¼ cup Thrive freeze dried Celery

¼ cup Thrive freeze dehydrated Carrots

¼ cup Thrive freeze dried Onions

1 ½ -2 cups Egg Noodles, I used fettuccine noodles

Fill the jar up

Cooking Directions: Add contents of jar to 8 cups of rapidly boiling water: Stir well. Simmer 10 -12 minutes until noodles are soft.

 

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup (6 servings)

½ cup Thrive Life freeze dried ground beef

¼ cup Thrive Life freeze dried sausage crumbles

¼ cup Thrive Life tomato powder

1 ½ Tbs Worcestershire powder Optional (I did not use)

1 tsp garlic powder

1 Tbs Thrive Life beef bouillon

1 cup Thrive Life dehydrated mixed peppers

1/3 cup Thrive Life freeze dried onions

¼ cup Thrive Life celery

¼ cup Thrive Life instant brown rice

Boil 8 to 10 cups of water empty jar contents into it. Reduce boil to a simmer and cook (stirring frequently) for 15-20 min. Add more or less water for desired soup thickness.