Raw Cashew Dream Pie

Raw Cashew Dream Pie

Desserts
I've been attempting to cook healthier lately and minimizing things like refined flour and sugar. I love learning about eating raw foods and a more plant-based diet, however that doesn't always work well with my little ones. So I have been browsing around for healthy recipes that I can enjoy that are also popular with the kiddos. Surprise surprise the desserts seem to be the easiest for them to take a liking to. I've loved how I can use Thrive fruits and vegetables in so many of these healthy recipes to cut prep time down dramatically and to avoid having to run to the store as often to get fresh produce. Thrive has literally been a life-saver (or at least a diet-saver) for me. Without further ado, here is a…
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Kale Brownies

Desserts
These Kale brownies are an easy and delicious treat. Kale was launched at convention and we are already LOVING it in our daily cooking. It is such a healthy food and easy to "sneak" some extra veggie power into almost any dish. This is a great way to use it even in a DESSERT! Ingredients: 1 can THRIVE Fudge Brownie Mix (pantry can) 1/2 c. THRIVE Kale - Freeze Dried blended to a powder 3/4 c. Hot water Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Mix brownies, kale powder, and hot water in a bowl until smooth. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool and then enjoy tricking everyone who eats them! Healthy, Thrive-a-lized, Delectable!
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Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownies

Desserts, Recipes
My family does weekly Sunday dinners at my mom's house and each of us brings an item to go along with the main dish that she will be cooking. Some weeks I just DO NOT feel like going to the grocery store and this was one of those weeks. I volunteered to make the dessert knowing I could count on my Thrive desserts to bail me out. But I didn't want to be boring so I came up with these fancy Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownies that were a huge hit! And I made them all from items I had in my pantry. WOO-HOO! Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. Thrive Macaroon Cookie Mix 3 3/4 c. Thrive Brownie Mix 1/2 c. chocolate chips (optional) 1/2 c. coconut flakes (optional) Directions: Preheat oven…
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Patriotic Jello with Freeze-Dried Fruits

Desserts, Thrive Fruits
We originally posted this on our Food Storage Made Easy blog but thought it would be fun to share it here too since it uses Thrive freeze-dried fruits. This patriotic jello is completely a "shelf stable" recipe if you use freeze-dried fruits in it. It also works perfectly fine with regular fruit and cool-whip. It's fun to know that you can make a creative and delicious treat for your family even if you are living completely off of food storage! Patriotic Jello Ingredients: 2 3-oz packages blue jello 2 3-oz packages strawberry jello 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (Knox brand) 14-oz can Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk Optional Ingredients: Thrive Freeze Dried Strawberries Thrive Freeze Dried Blueberries Spiff-E-Whip (I found this at Wal-Mart or Amazon) Directions: Gather all of your ingredients. Make…
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Lime Shamrock Sugar Cookies

Desserts, Dinners, Meals-in-a-Jar, Recipes
My kids always like to have a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I was out of town last weekend and didn't have time to get anything super fun organized. So I did what all good moms do and resorted to searching Pinterest for ideas. I found this cute idea for shamrock sugar cookies that includes a little lesson idea to teach kids about how the Godhead is individual people but one in purpose. We do a little spiritual family lesson and/or activity every Monday night so this was perfect for us! I of course like to make things EASIER so I decided to use a leftover Christmas Sugar Cookie Mix I had and added a package of Lime Jello out of my food storage. I also squirted in…
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Grandma Lori’s Famous Sugar Cookies

Desserts, Recipes
Do you ever come across a recipe that is so good you try to spread the love and share with as many people as possible? Jodi's mom (Julie's mother-in-law) has an infamous sugar cookie recipe (yes even better than Swig's for you Utah folks) that falls into this category. All the grandkids LOVE to make them with her on special occasions, and all the rest of the family just loves to EAT them! We get together and make them at Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentine's Day ... pretty much any holiday where colorful cookies are appropriate. If you are looking for a fun (and delicious) activity to do with your kids this weekend, we highly suggest giving this recipe a try! We love using the Thrive Basic Baking Ingredients as they…
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Super Cherry Pie Recipe – Taste Test

Super Cherry Pie Recipe – Taste Test

Desserts, Powdered Milk
I have a confession to make, I'm a little bit in love with cherries. Since today is National Pie Day (yes that's a thing!) I thought I would share with you my FAVORITE pie recipe. Last time I made this I needed two cans of sweetened condensed milk and I only had ONE, so I decided to make some of my own using Thrive's Instant Milk and do a taste test. The homemade condensed milk pie turned out amazing! The texture was a little bit thicker and the flavor was just as good! I'll share the details on that below. Super Cherry Pie RecipeIngredients: 1/3 c. slivered almonds – press into pie shell before baking, then bake 1 c. Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk* 1 tsp. vanilla ½ c. cream,…
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Christmas Cookies: Great Gift Idea

Desserts
This is a quick and easy meal in a jar recipe that is great for neighbor,family, teacher gifts etc. The cookies are delicious and festive! Enjoy. Ingredients: Pack your 1 qt. jar with the following ingredients: 1/3 cup Thrive sugar 1/3 cup packed Thrive brown sugar 1 tablespoon Thrive scrambled egg powder 3/4 cup Thrive all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon Thrive vanilla powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup Thrive quick-cooking oats 1 cup Thrive freeze-dried cranberries or craisins 1 cup vanilla or white chocolate chips Additional Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons water Directions: Pour cookie mix into a large bowl; stir to combine. Beat in butter, and water. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drop by the tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking…
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Guilt-Free Cheesecake

Guilt-Free Cheesecake

Desserts
I love cheesecake. Love it a lot. Problem is, it's not a very guilt-free snack. My good friend Sierra is the Q-U-E-E-N of making treats healthier. I think she should start her own blog with all her recipes because then I wouldn't have to ask her for them all the time. She was auctioning a whole pan of "your choice of healthy dessert" at a service auction at our church and you better believe I jumped all over that opportunity. Anyways she had shared a piece of this healthy "cheese" cake before and I knew that's the dessert I would be choosing. I asked her if she would mind trying my pan with Freeze-Dried berries. I was curious to see how it turned out. She was up for the challenge…
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