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Freeze Dried Food

Combine Freeze Dried Food with Home Canning 

I've delved into the world of Freeze Dried Foods with Thrive Life.  

I can hear it now.... "

But Sharon, you can so much!?! Why would you use Thrive freeze dried foods?    

As you can probably guess, I'm a pretty active home canner and gardener.  I call my garden my Happy Place.  Canning, freezing, dehydrating and freeze drying are all ways to preserve food for later use.  

Canning  and gardening will always be a part of my kitchen.  But there are holes in my canning pantry.  It is just the nature of the method.  Some things are best canned... and some not.  I still recommend growing your own food!  But the things that don't grow well in your area, buy freeze dried.  

A couple examples for me are broccoli and cauliflower. They are doubly hard to grow because of the area where I live. I gave up planting them because I never had much luck and I just didn't want the hassle. Even if I could grow them easily, they should not be canned except as pickled food.  I always purchased frozen broccoli and cauliflower.  Now I'll buy freeze dried.  

Peas are a favorite in our house.  But do you like canned peas??? Uhm I don't. Can you say mush? Freeze dried peas save space in the freezer.  

What about farmers markets?  I still recommend buying from farmers markets.  But markets are not available all year round... right?  So if you don't have home canned, and you can't get to a farmers market.... Buy freeze dried food!

Fruit is one of those food types that does well with all kinds of preserving methods.  I'll probably always can apricots and peaches.  But it sure is nice having the freeze dried options to snack on too.  Did you know that freeze dried corn is so sweet and tasty you can eat it just like it is?  And I top my salads with it too.  It adds a lovely crunch.

Freeze dried foods are simply another way to preserve foods.  

Freeze Dried Foods are one of the most nutritious and healthy ways to preserve and serve your foods.  Add to that the convenience and you have a winner.  

Have you ever seen a comparison between the food value of freeze dried food vs the grocery store?

Freeze dried food can actually be more nutritious!  Stores always pick food unripe.  This is so the food will survive the transportation time needed.  Thrive foods are picked ripe, flash frozen the same day and then freeze dried.  

Are you pretty healthy conscious? Love knowing where your food comes from? Me too.  I was delighted to read the information on where Thrive freeze dried food is sourced.  Since I like knowing where my food comes from, this is one of the first questions I asked when I considered getting Thrive foods.

Quote from the the Thrive website.  

We won’t accept products sourced from China, or anywhere else that we can’t be sure of
their high quality. We source our foods within the USA whenever possible!


If you are here on Simply Canning I am assuming you are interested in canning.   With home canned chicken broth and thrive vegetables.... you've got a quick soup that is much healthier than the salt and preservative laden soup that comes in a can at the store.  

Add freeze dried fruits to homemade granola. I do this a lot!  In the past I've always loved shredded coconut and slivered almonds in my granola, I just had a chance to try freeze dried coconut.   It was amazingly good.  I'll be ordering more so I can add this to my granola as well as the freeze dried fruit.  

Add Thrive fruit to your oatmeal. Talk about a quick easy breakfast.  Make this for a midday snack.  Put about 1/3 cup oats in a bowl, add a handful of freeze dried fruits (apricots is a favorite) and about 1/4 cup of water. Heat it up, add a splash of milk or cream.  The freeze dried fruit adds a bit of sweet to the oats.  Healthy quick and easy.

Dried onions are always handy to have around.  With Thrive onions all the chopping and dicing is done!  Love that.  

Each can of food has recipes right on the can... and they have a bunch of recipes on the site as well. Many are demonstrated on video.

Three ways to get Thrive Foods 

1 - The Q

The Q is simply a list of what you want to get from Thrive.  Queue is not a term used very often in my area, but it is just another word for list or line.  With the Q system you get online grocery shopping, shipped right to your door.  Gotta love convenience!  

Browse and decide what you want to purchase from Thrive. Then set a monthly budget for how much you want to spend.  Don’t spend extra on Thrive, simply take some of your usual grocery budget and put it towards Thrive freeze dried food.  Thrive will automatically ship foods from your Q according to your budget.  Have I mentioned that convenience factor yet??  

You have total control of your Q, you can change your budget at any time, add or delete products.  You can go in and order the monthly specials with your Q and you always get party pricing.  You can even pause your shipments if you need to.  You have full control.  

Q Club - 

Thrive's membership option is called the Q Club.  With the Q club you use the Q just as usual but...  you get extra rewards.  

For each dollar spent you get 1 point.  These points are redeemable towards free and half priced items.  It equals about 3% back on your purchases. 

You also get access to monthly Q-pons. (Coupons) These Q-pons are a deep discount on a different item each month.  Just like a loss leader in your local grocery.  Stock up when something you use comes up with a Q-pon!  These average to be about 7.00 off the #10 cans.  

When new products come along you get access first.  For those items that are limited quantity, that is a big plus.  

The Club is available to you 3 ways. Each of these give you lifetime membership.  

  1. A one time fee of 79.99 gets you in Actually I don’t recommend this way but it is available if you want.   
  2. Set a budget for 100.00 / month.  Commit to this budget for 3 months. Remember, after the 3 months you can adjust your Q budget up or down it doesn’t matter.  You can even put it on hold if you need to shut down orders for a while.  That 3 month commitment gives you lifetime access whether you continue the budget or not.  **** Do this one for sure!
  3. Become a consultant.  This automatically gets you into the Que Club.  Again free for life.  

2 - Host a Party

So let’s talk about hosting a party.  Actually you can call it a party, a tasting, an event.  Whatever you call it you can get great host benefits.  

Now some people like parties… some don’t.  :)  If you are a person who likes a party you are going to love Thrive parties.  And if you don’t like parties… you are still going to like Thrive Parties if you want to try Thrive foods. 

Host benefits are very generous.  Thrive is highly motivated to get you, to get your friends to taste Thrive.  So they want you to be highly motivated to host a party.  

If you are interested in hosting a party please drop me a line.  If you are in my area, I’d love love love to do a party for you.  If not… I can set up an online party.  How easy can that be.

Contact me for details. 

3 - Become a Consultant

If you think you might like to try Thrive, you should just become a consultant.  There are benefits there that make it such an easy decision.

  • You always get party prices.
  • If you are going to purchase thrive, you get commission on your own purchases. 
  • You also get admission to the Que club automatically. 

And the best thing is… there is no minimum sales quota.  So even if you don’t want to make a full fledged business out of it you might as well just share with your family and friends and get some great food and a bit of spending money to boot.  

If you want to make this a side income for your family, why not give it a try?  That no sales quota is what got me to thinking I might just give consulting a try.  Low pressure and fun.  

Are you ready to consider Thrive Life?

If you are interested in purchasing freeze dried foods through Thrive click through to my Consultant Store for the best prices. Check out what they have and look through some of the reviews. 

You get a break by ordering through an independent consultant like me. (that is my obligatory disclaimer.... I'm an independent consultant, I do get a benefit should you purchase through my store.  Thank you!)

You should see Hosting Consultant: Sharon Peterson in the top border.

Enjoy your freeze dried foods! 

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