Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hearty Beef And Bean Chili 


1/2 tbs thrive butter powder                        
1 tsp garlic
1 Cup Thrive ground beef                           
1/2 Cup Thrive Sausage Crumbles             
1 1/2 to 2 Cups Thrive Instant Red Beans  
1/2Cup Thrive Green Chili Peppers:           
1/2 Cup Thrive Chopped Onions                
1/2 Cup Thrive Red Bell Peppers               
2 Tbs Thrive Tomato Powder                      
1/2 Tbs Chili Powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp Thrive Chefs Choice                           
1 Tbs Thrive Beef Bouillon 
1/2 Cup Thrive Espagnole Sauce        

Jar Assembly   

Add Ingredients to the jar starting with powders first and ending with beans. Again this is a lot of ingredients so be sure to stuff and smash down when you can. If you want to go a cheaper way only do half of the sausage and ground beef with the full 2 cups of beans. 

Directions for Making the Meal

Add 8 cups of water into a pot, bring to boil. Add the contents of jar, remember to take out oxygen pac. Boil for 2 minuets then simmer for 20 to 30 or until thickened and beans are soft. Optional: to Add more flavor add 1 Tbs of worcestershire sauce, 1 Tbs Lime Juice and 1 Tbs Hot sauce

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

  • 1 1/4 Instant white rice
  • 1/2 Thrive ground beef 
  • 1⁄2 Cup Thrive green bell peppers 
  • 1/2 Thrive red bell pepper 
  • 1⁄2 Cup Thrive chopped onions
  • 1/2 Cup Thrive mushroom pieces 
  • 1 Tbs italian seasoning blend 
  • 1⁄2 Cup Thrive tomato sauce
  • In a Separate Baggy or you can omit now and put cheese on top after finished cooking( thats what I prefer) 
  • 1/2 Thrive cheddar cheese, rehydrated
  • 1/2 Thrive monterey jack cheese, rehydrated

Assembling Meals in a Jar

Add all ingredients to jar starting with powders smashing down each time to create room in the jar. Optional: Adding cheese to a separate baggy at the top( oxygen pac goes in before baggy). Close Lid. 

Cooking Directions

In a Sauce pan bring 4 Cups of water to boil. Add contents of jar taking out oxygen pac and cheese baggy if you included it. Simmer until thickened and rice is cooked. If needed add and extra 1/2 cup water. 
If you prefer use regular rice and rice cooker. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Berry Cobbler 

  • 3⁄4 Cup thrive 10 grain pancake mix           
  • 1⁄3 Cup white sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp iodized salt
  • 1 Tbs thrive nonfat powdered milk              
  • 3 TbsThrive butter powder                          
  • 1 1⁄2 t vanilla ( to mix in )
  • 1 Tbs thrive whole egg powder                  
    • 1⁄4 Cup Thrive butter powder                      
    • 1⁄4 C brown sugar 
    • 1⁄4 Cup quick oats
    • 1⁄4 Cup white flour
    • 1⁄4 tsp cinnamon 

    • In a Separate Baggy ( small sandwich, thin ) 
    • 1⁄2 Cup brown sugar
    • 1⁄4 Cup Thrive Butter Powder                          
    • 1⁄8 tsp cinnamon (optional) 
    • on the Top of the baggy 
    • 3 cups of you favorite Freeze Dried Fruit 

    Jar Assembly 

    Add the first(12) ingredients to the jar. In a Smaller sandwich bag(thinner style) add the Brown sugar, butter powder, and cinnamon. Place baggy in Jar. Add Fruit on top. Place oxygen pac on top close lid.

    Recipe Making the Meals in a Jar 

    Open lid, take out oxygen pac. Dump out fruit into a microwave safe bowl, add contents of baggy with the fruit.  Add 2 cups of water, stir well. Place Bowl into microwave,cook for 5 min, stirring occasionally. Place contents of bowl into a an 8'8 baking dish. Add the contents of the rest of the jar on top, stirring very lightly,just enough to incorporate some of the extra juices. If you feel like the top is a bit Dry still drizzle some more water or butter on top. Bake At 400 for 25 minuets or until fork comes out clean 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Golden Cornbread

1 Cup Flour
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Thrive Cornmeal
1/2 Cup Thrive Butter Powder
2 Tbs Thrive Powdered Milk
2 Tbs Thrive Whole eggs
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Assemble the jar. Put the oxygen absorber on top when your finished assembling the jars and quickly put the lids on. 
To see how to Assemble Jars go Here Meals Is A Jar Assembly


Add the contents of the Jar into a bowl with 1 1/2 Cups of water. Whisk until fully mixed. 
Bake on a greased 8'8  pan at 375 for 30-35 min or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool 15 to 20min before cooling. 

And your End Result is this. Best Corn Bread I'v ever made and eaten. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Minestrone Soup

Everyone needs to do this soup! Its so good and great for a "Soup kind of Day"


  • 1/2 T garlic powder
  • 1 T butter
  • 1⁄4 C thrive sausage crumbles (fd)
  • 1⁄4 C thrive ground beef (fd)
  • 1⁄4 C thrive instant red beans
  • 1⁄4 C thrive mushroom pieces (fd)
  • 1⁄2 C thrive chopped onions (fd)
  • 1⁄4 C thrive celery (fd)
  • 1⁄2 C thrive tomato dices (fd)
  • 1⁄4 C thrive carrot dices
  • 1⁄4 C thrive broccoli (fd)
  • 1⁄4 C thrive red bell peppers (fd)
  • 1/2 to 1 T thrive italian seasoning blend(depending on your taste)
  • 1⁄4 C thrive green chili peppers (fd)
  • 2 T beef bouillon
  • 3⁄4 C thrive elbow macaroni
  • 1⁄4 C thrive chopped spinach (fd) + 1/4 c. thrive green onions (fd)
  • 1⁄2 C thrive tomato sauce

Jar Assembly
Add ingredients to the Jar starting with the powders and seasoning. Pack them down tight because this recipe fills the jar quickly and you need room. Put oxygen pac in jars and put lids on quickly after oxygen pac is put in. Lasts up to 7 years. 

Cooking Instructions

Add 8 Cups of water to pot on medium/high heat with the contents of Jar(taking out oxygen pac). Stir well. Add 1 tbs of worcestershire sauce Put lid on until it starts to boil, simmer until noodles are fully cooked,stirring occasionally. About a 20 min. cook time.

This soup is full of Great flavor and its a good hearty soup. And the best part is you don't have to spend hours preparing it! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Creamy Tomato Pasta Primavera

  • Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C egg noodle pasta
  • 1/2 C Thrive zucchini                                                                              
  • 1/2 C Thrive mushroom pieces
  • 1/4 C Thrive celery
  • 1 T Thrive chopped onions (fd)                                                        
  • 1⁄4 C Thrive green beans
  • 1⁄3 C Thrive chopped spinach
  • 1/4  C Thrive sweet corn
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Thrive butter powder
  • 1 T Thrive chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 C Thrive tomato powder
  •  2 T heavy cream powder
  • 1/2 T basil
  • 1/2 T parsley 
  • 1⁄3 C Thrive shredded mozzarella cheese

Add ingredients to Jar, I usually like to start with the powders and seasonings then the heavier food on up to the lighter ones. Or if your like me and want them to be pretty try the way I did in the picture. Don't forget to add the oxygen pac when your finished filling all the jars. If you can't remember how or this is your first time doing Meals In A Jar click here Meals In A Jar Assembly to go back and learn 

Instructions on cooking the meals in a jar

(a good idea would be to put the instructions on the jar)

In a sauce pan add 3 1/2 Cups of water with the contents of the jar ( don't forget to remove oxygen pac), On medium/high heat. Stir well. Cook until sauces thickens, and noodles are done, stirring occasionally, about 15 to 20 min. The sauce will thicken more once removed from the heat. 

After feeding this to my kids my little girl shouts " Holy Cow this is better than I thought!" May you all get the same reaction, because it truly is tasty. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chicken Salad in a Jar

2 1/2 C Thrive Chopped Chicken
1/2 C Thrive Chopped Onions
3/4 C Thrive Celery
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper or Thrive peppercorn seasoning
1/2 tsp Thrive Chefs Choice seasoning

Jar assembly:
Add ingredients to jar, top with oxygen pac and seal lid. Everything needed to assemble meals in a jar and instructions click Here

Mix in Ingredients:

2 Cups water
3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Tbs Dijon Mustard

How to cook your Chicken Salad in a jar:

Open Jar, take out oxygen pac. In a bowl add all jar contents with 2 Cups water. Stir and refrigerate for 10 min. Mix remaining ingredients until well incorporated, it will be slightly runny but it will thicken. Cover and refrigerate 1 1/2hrs before serving.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chipotle Corn Chowder 

This recipe is full of flavor! When I first saw the recipe I thought this looks great then I saw ALL the ingredients I thought maybe this was to intense but I gave it go anyways and was amazed at how easily it all came together. I loved it!!!


1 cup Thrive Bechamel sauce 
2 tbsp heavy cream powder (or 1 cup of heavy cream when making)
1 tsp garlic
2 tbsp Thrive Butter Powder
1 tbsp Thrive Cilantro 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp Chicken Bouillon
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Thrive Chefs Choice Seasoning

Pack the ingredients down as much as you can to make more room in the jar.

1/2 cup Thrive Diced potatoes
1/4 cup Thrive Chopped onions 
1/4 cup Thrive Red bell peppers
1/4 cup Thrive Celery 
1/4 cup Thrive Green chili Peppers 
1 1/4 Cups Thrive Corn 

To Make: Add 4 1/2 cups of water to pot add ingredients, remember to take oxygen pac out, and simmer until thick and veggies are tender. Optional: add 1 tbsp of lime juice. Serve with sour cream and chips