I've delved into the world of Freeze Dried Foods with Thrive Life.
I can hear it now.... But Sharon you garden and can so much. Why would you use freeze dried foods?
Because it is good, healthy, clean eating! Really it is NOT some wierd food.
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.
Freeze drying is simply another way to preserve your food. And I'm finding it is healthy, clean and easy to cook. Really.
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.
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.
Thrive foods is a great way to add to a home food storage for your family. Do you have a plan for emergencies like oh... Hurricanes? Food Storage is another topic that I discuss on Simply Canning that I don't bring up very often. But it is important. More on food storage here.
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.
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.
Thrive Fruit and Oats
Here is a live facebook I did when I was prepping some quick breakfasts using freeze dried fruit.
This right here is the biggest reason I chose Thrive from all the Freeze dried food companies out there.
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!
When I asked some other companies where their sources are.... they would not tell me.
Thrive has the information on each product. Every product page has an about this product section that tells you where the food came from among other information.
So how many of you deal with the endless question on a daily basis...... What's for dinner? A great answer is.... Simple Plate!
So what is Simple Plate?
It is a recurring meal delivery service that answers the question, “What’s for dinner?”
Each meal comes with step-by-step instructions and all the ingredients you need to whip up super yummy meals, while staying on schedule.
The beautiful thing about it is .... they are not ordinary meals or 'frozen dinner like' menus. These meals are designed to help you create a restaurant-quality entree, even if you've never cooked before! They will turn an average cook into a chef.
Step up your meal times.. If you want to cook something with a little finesse but keep it classy and easy too, Simple Plate will get you going.
ANYONE can follow the simple directions included with each meal. I handed a box to 2 12 yo girls... 20 minutes later they had a nice meal on the table.
Most recipes can be made in 20 - 30 minutes. You can choose to open your box right away, or wait for a busy night. Your box will stay fresh for up to 3 months. sharon.thrivelife.com/how-it-works
The nice thing about Simple Plate is, it teaches you how to cook with freeze dried foods. It takes away the overwhelm. After making a few of these meals you will have the confidence to order ingredients to make your own recipes.
(of course the convenience may just convince you to continue ordering a few of these to keep in your pantry for those busy nights.)
You can make single purchases from Thrive as a basic customer. Pick and choose what you want and have it delivered to your door with no more commitment.
Be sure you are ordering through a consultant website. You will have access to party prices there, even if you are not a part of an official party. Consultant website have party pricing always available.
Being a "Preferred Customer" is where it's at!
This gives you FREE shipping , plus you earn back grocery points on your own orders, plus you get monthly coupons.
You also get deep discount coupons for a different product each month.
Browse and decide what you want to purchase from Thrive. Thrive will automatically ship foods right to your door........ Have I mentioned that convenience factor yet??
After the initial commitment of 3 deliveries, You have total control, You can change your budget, add or delete products. You can go in and order the monthly specials and you always get party pricing. You can even pause your shipments if you need to and skip a few months. You have full control.
So let’s talk about hosting a party. Actually you can call it a party, a tasting, an event. Whatever you call it you 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, 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. They are easy to do and I can show you how.
If you think you might like to try Thrive, you could also just become a consultant. There are benefits there that make it such an easy decision.
Whether you want to make a little side income for your family, or a full fledged business give it a try. I am always looking to train new people to join my team. Learn more here.
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. (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.
If you need any help at all contact me here. Contact Sharon
Enjoy your freeze dried foods!
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