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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner? I’m sure you get asked this questions often or maybe you ask yourself. Well I am here to help answer that question!

Have you ever thought about eating freeze dried foods on a daily basis? It’s easy AND nutritious and with Thrive Life it’s completely possible.
We have many vegetables, fruit and meats like chicken, shredded beef, hamburger and now pulled pork and even better, all the meat is ready to be thrown into your dish after refreshing. No browning, cutting or thawing.

Our newest product is ‘Simple Plate’. This helps with those dreaded 3 words of
‘What’s for Dinner?’ Now it will be easy to answer. Plus with the recipes you can easily duplicate your favorites and stock up on the foods like to prepare over and over..
Another huge plus is the ‘Simple Plate’ is kid friendly with step by step instructions. Get your children in the kitchen helping to prepare dinner. Not only will it help you it will teach them valuable life skills.
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Recipe: Garden Fresh Salsa

2 1/4 cup Thrive FD Tomato Dices
1/2 cup Thrive FD Sweet Corn
1/3 cup Thrive FD Chopped Onions
1.2 cup Thrive FD Green Chili Peppers
1/3 cup Thrive FD Red Bell Peppers
1/4 cup Thrive FD Cilantro
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp Thrive Limeade drink mix (refreshed with 1tbsp water)
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp hot sauce of your choice
1 3/4 cup water
Mix all ingredients together and stir well to refresh. Best if refrigerated for 2-3 hours before serving

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.

Granny Smith Apples

A few months ago I bought myself a bag of Granny Smith apples from the grocery store. I ate one every day for 3 days. For some reason I didn’t eat one the next two days or so, but then over the weekend I was craving another apple. I went to my bag of apples anticipating my delicious treat only to find that they weren’t as firm as they were at the beginning of the week. Disappointed I cut them in half hoping to eat at least some. And what did I find?? MUSHINESS! Yuck!

So I decided to order myself a #10 can of Granny Smith apples from Thrive. I realized it was the perfect snack for at work and that can lasted a month in a half! Every time I felt like I needed a pick me up, I would reach for some apples. So good, tart and refreshing. I probably ate half an apple a day. And the best part they will last with no mushiness!!
Granny Smith Apples
#10 can $21.59
49 servings per can
Shelf life after opening 1 year, unopened 25 years.

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: Peanut Butter Cookies

pb cookies

1 Cup butter, room temperature

2 eggs

3/1/3 Cup Thrive Life Sugar Cookie

Mix 1 1/3 Cup Thrive Life Peanut

Flour 1⁄4 cup water


1. Add softened butter to a mixer and whip until light. Add eggs and mix until blended.

2. Add cookie mix and peanut flour and mix together. Add water and mix until dough forms.

3. Scoop onto greased cookie sheet and press with a fork. Sprinkle tops with sugar.

4. Bake at 350F for 9–10 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies

Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie

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

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: Dinosaur Pancakes/German Pancakes

 dino pancakesIngredients
3⁄4 c Thrive Scrambled Egg mix or Whole Egg Powder
1 c thrive milk, reconstituted
1 1⁄3 c water
1⁄2 t thrive iodized salt
1 1⁄4 c thrive flour
1⁄2 c butter
1 t vanilla

Combine eggs, milk, water, and salt in blender and blend until fluffy. Tap in flour a little at a time, beating until well blended.
Preheat empty 9×13 pan in oven for 3–4 minutes. Melt butter in preheated pan, pour in egg mixture, and immediately return to oven. Bake for 25 minutes at 425⁰F.

Serving Options:
Brush with melted butter and dust with powdered sugar before serving
Maple Syrup

Recipe: Quinoa Broccoli and Cheese muffins

muffins3⁄4 cup uncooked Thrive Life Quinoa

1 1⁄2 tsp Thrive Life Chicken Bouillon

1 1⁄2 cups of water

2 cups of Thrive Life (FD) Broccoli

1 cup of Thrive Life (FD) onions

1 1⁄2 cup of Thrive Life (FD) Cheddar Cheese

Small shake of Thrive Life Chef Todd’s seasoning

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 clove of garlic minced

1⁄2 tsp Paprika

Rinse Quinoa, then place in pan of 1 1⁄2 cups of water along with 1 1⁄2 tsp of Thrive Life

Chicken Bouillon. Cook for 15 min. Let cool.

Reconstitute Thrive Life (FD) Broccoli, Onions, Cheddar Cheese.

Combine in a bowl Broccoli, Onions, Cheddar Cheese. Chef Todd’s seasoning. 2 eggs

slightly beaten 1 clove of garlic minced and 1⁄2 tsp paprika. After Quinoa has cooled mix

into mixture.

Preheat oven to 350 spray mini muffin tin.

Put heaping tablespoon of mixture into muffin tin Bake for 15 or 20 min or until edges turn

a golden brown.