5 Ways to Save Time with Thrive Life Groceries

5-ways-i-save-timeThrive Life foods offers some unique time-saving options that I want to share with you today. Here are 5 ways I save time with Thrive Life groceries.

1. Save time shopping: I shop online, with a combination of 1-time orders and Q-shipments, and have groceries shipped to my door. This saves me time because I can load my “grocery cart” without dragging kids to the store, and it’s super easy to unload cans that the UPS man drops off. What’s not to love?

2. Save time planning: Because I’m building a healthy home store, I spend a lot less time agonizing over menus each week than I did before I found Thrive Life.

3. Save time prepping: I used to be overwhelmed at the thought of all the meal prep required to feed a family real food consistently. Now I use my secret meal prep weapon and rely on pre-chopped, pre-cooked foods to eliminate time sucking meal prep tasks.

4. Save time cooking: I have a friend who jokes that the hardest part about cooking with Thrive is waiting for the water to boil! With freeze-dried foods, you can drastically reduce cooking times while still enjoying your favorite family recipes.

5. Save time doing dishes: I used to HATE doing dishes, ESPECIALLY after attempting any kind of massive cooking session. I still make dirty dishes, but not nearly as many, and most of my clean up involves putting lids back on cans and putting them back in my pantry. Awesome, right?

To learn more about Thrive Life, check out my Thrive Life 101 page, shop on my consultant website, or contact me. Thanks, and Happy Thriving!

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Cyber Monday SUPER SPECIALS!!

Happy Holidays everyone!!

I am SO EXCITED to finish this Black Friday sale strong, and I want to share some special deals for my Cyber Monday Shoppers!

TODAY ONLY, 11/28/16:

Free Shipping on orders over $75

A Free Pantry Can of Strawberries for starting a Q of at least $50

5 Free Bags of Snackies for signing up as a consultant

**These specials are only through me, Jenni Georgeson, as an Independent Thrive Life Consultant. You can shop through my party link or through a party link from one of my hostesses, but the order must be placed through my consultant website (my name will appear in the upper right hand corner as your consultant, and the party links will direct you there or you can go straight to it). The rewards will come after the purchase, and I will contact you with details.**

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For ALL the deals across the entire store, click here to see the picker page and fill your cart with fun food for the holidays.

Or, Click here for a full-size image of the Black Friday flier, then go to my website to shop.

Here are my top 5 favorites from the flier:

  1. Mangoes: Freeze-dried mangoes are so fun and versatile! I keep these on hand at all times because I like to use them in smoothies, fruit and yogurt bowls, cooking, or just as a snack. Plus, it’s hard to find a ripe mango at the store, much less peel it and chop it myself, while these are fresher than fresh and come ready-to-eat. At 30% off, this is a perfect time to get more mangoes into your life too! =)
  2. Strawberry Slices: I LOVE that these freeze-dried strawberries are vine-ripened, because they ALL taste good! I have to ration them at my house or my daughter and I could probably eat a pantry can in 1 sitting. My son was hesitant about these at first, but ever since I started calling them “strawberry chips” he’s been asking for them. Mangoes and strawberries are the 2 fruits I keep on hand at all times.
  3. Red Bell Peppers: I’ve always liked red bell peppers better than green bell peppers, but they’re expensive at the store and I hate throwing them away if I don’t use them in time. I try to always keep these freeze-dried ones in my pantry so I can throw them into everything from sloppy joes to chicken soup if I feel like adding a bit more color and some great flavor. A lot of people like to snack on these red bell peppers straight from the can.
  4. Chicken! Both the seasoned chicken slices and the chopped chicken are life-savers around here. I just moved to a state where chicken seems to be super expensive, and I don’t like dealing with raw meat in the first place. I’ve switched to using mostly freeze-dried chicken in my recipes, from Hawaiian haystacks to buffalo chicken pasta, it’s quick and easy. Or, of course, my magic chicken salad is the first way I learned to use this marvelous chicken. Stock up on chicken slices or chopped chicken today; but hurry! Great deals on great meats won’t last long, and this sale is while supplies last.
  5. Colby Jack Cheese: It’s kind of funny that this one made my list, because I haven’t tried it myself yet, but I’ve heard great things about it. I love snacking on Thrive Life’s cheddar cheese because it tastes like shredded cheez-its to me, and has a more simple ingredient list. This Colby Jack is a new product this year, and I’m excited to see what my fellow consultants and customers keep ranting about. This is also a great high protein snack, especially to get protein in the morning or have more steady energy in the afternoon.

For more information on Thrive Life foods, check out my Thrive Life 101 page or contact me. Thanks, and Happy Thriving!

 

 

 

 

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Quick Thai Coconut Soup

This soup is always a hit, no matter what tweaks I make to it. I use this fabulous recipe from Our Best Bites as my inspiration. I have 2 of their cookbooks and I love everything I make from them! I just can’t follow someone else’s recipe to save my life, so I always end up changing things at least a little bit.

This is already a quick and easy recipe, but with Thrive Life freeze-dried foods on hand, it’s a true “throw and go” meal. And you might notice that ramen isn’t exactly “real food,” but I definitely throw out the MSG packet and use Thrive Life chicken bouillon instead, which has a much more simple ingredient list. And more recently, I’ve started using brown rice noodles instead of ramen noodles, which are a great real food alternative.

At any rate, here is a Quick Thai Coconut Soup. Better pictures to come in the future. Enjoy!

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  1. Heat oil in pan. Saute garlic and ginger until they crackle, about 30 seconds. Add Thrive Life mushrooms, chicken, and onions, and give everything a quick stir.
  2. Add water and bouillon, and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 3 minutes. Add coconut milk, stir through, and remove from heat.
  3. Add Thrive Life cilantro and green onions, and lime juice to taste. Serve warm and enjoy.
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To learn more about Thrive Life, including the freeze-dried foods in this recipe, check out my Thrive Life 101 page, visit my consultant website, or contact me. Thanks, and Happy Thriving!

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Thrive Life Food Hack: “Cauli-flour”

Cauliflower is a pretty awesome vegetable. Freeze dried cauliflower is even more awesome, because you can do some unique and fun things with it.

Today, I’m going to show you something I came up with while experimenting with my Thrive Life cauliflower. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has done this, because it’s super simple. All you do is blend up your freeze-dried cauliflower. Boom. Done.

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I will admit that it takes a lot of cauliflower to make a little cauli-flour, so just know that in advance. This “cauli-flour” is a fun alternative for thickeners, especially if you have issues with regular thickeners like flour or corn starch. It’s also fun to throw this in to mashed potatoes, to give it a nice texture and add another vegetable. That’s my favorite way to use it at the moment. “Cauli-flour” is also great to “hide” from picky-eaters in a rice pilaf, a pasta sauce, or even mac and cheese.

If you’re looking for a “riced” cauliflower, just add water to this until your desired consistently is reached. Taking a few seconds to blend your cauliflower and then add water is much easier than the traditional technique for making cauliflower rice. Once you’ve blended it and added water, you can use it in pizza crust or fried rice or whatever you’d like. It may take a bit of experimentation, but it’s totally fun and worth a shot.

To order some freeze-dried cauliflower today, click here.

To learn more about Thrive Life foods, please check out my Thrive Life 101 page, visit my consultant website, or contact me. Thanks, and Happy Thriving!

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Thrive Life: Not Your Grandma’s Grocery Store

While this is going to be an obvious statement, go with me for a minute. Before the internet, there was no online shopping. Specifically, there was no online grocery shopping. Our moms and grandmas had to either grow their own food, shop at farmer’s markets, or go to a physical grocery store.

Well, I am all for gardens, farmer’s markets, and grocery stores. However, I am also happy to announce that there is a new grocery store in “town,” and while it’s a little different, it has some great benefits.

Let’s see how traditional grocery shopping compares to shopping at Thrive Life:

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For more details on shopping at Thrive Life, check out these blog posts:

Looking for simple ingredient lists? Try Thrive Life!

Thrive Life Foods are Fresher than Fresh

Skip the Trip: Shop Your Home Store

The Q, Hosting, Consulting

To see how I use Thrive Life in my everyday cooking, check out some recipes:

Easy Omelets with Freeze-Dried Mushrooms

Magic Chicken Salad

Italian Goulash

For more information on Thrive Life, check out my Thrive Life 101 page, place an order on my consultant website, or contact me. Thanks, and Happy Thriving!

Easy Omelets with Freeze-dried Mushrooms

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I ordered a can of Thrive Life’s freeze-dried mushrooms last month, and I’m just loving them! Mushrooms from the grocery store are one thing I can never seem to use before they go moldy, but these ones are shelf-stable and taste great!

I wanted to show you a “before and after” of refreshing the mushrooms; I just sprinkled a little water on top, and you can see they instantly refresh. And if you’re looking for more freeze-dried veggie ideas for omelets, I grabbed a few more out of my pantry that I thought would work well.

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Omelets are a GREAT way to add more veggies into your diet with Thrive Life freeze-dried in your pantry. Just refresh and toss them in. Yum, yum!

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  1. Heat oil in a skillet. Crack the eggs into a bowl, beat them, and add the onions, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, making sure to coat the pan evenly with the mixture.
  2. While the omelet cooks on one side, add water to the mushrooms and cut up ham. When you can slide a spatula under the entire omelet, flip it over. Add mushrooms, cheese, and ham. Let cook another 30 seconds or so, then fold in half and slide out of pan. Enjoy!
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For more information on Thrive Life, check out my Thrive Life 101 page, order from my consultant website, or contact me. Thanks, and Happy Thriving!

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Thrive Life Food Hacks: Rotel Substitute

Thrive Life has some pretty fun freeze-dried foods. One of my favorites is the freeze-dried green chili peppers. Today I’ll show you a quick an easy Rotel Substitute for our Thrive Life Food Hack:

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Are you ready? Just grab a can of diced tomatoes (I prefer petite cut), and add 1-2 tablespoons of Thrive Life freeze-dried green chilies, depending on how much spice you like.

Please note that most cans of diced tomatoes are a few ounces more than the cans of Rotel, so you might have to adjust the liquid in your recipe a bit. But the extra liquid helps to refresh your green chilies, and most recipes will come out the same with this substitute in place. It worked like a charm in my Spicy Sausage 1-pot Pasta.

Best of all, when you’re done, you can put the rest of your green chilies back in your pantry, because they’re shelf-stable for up to a year once they’re opened! It’s pretty much the best.

For more information on Thrive Life foods, please check out my Thrive Life 101 page, place an order on my consultant website, or contact me. Thanks, and Happy Thriving!