Are you curious how to start using Thrive in your everyday cooking? Thrive makes it easy to start cooking with freeze dried food.
When I first started experimenting with freeze dried food knowing exactly where to start was very overwhelming. Looking back, I wish there was more information out there on how to use it in everyday meals.
When I am interested in something I research the heck out of it. So naturally, that is what I did with Thrive. I gathered as much information as I could before I took the leap.
Finally, I felt confident that I could cook with it just like any other food.
Many of my friends and family are asking the same questions I had about Thrive and how to use it. These are my tips for ways to use Thrive every day.
What do you toss in the trash most often?
For our family it was mushrooms, celery, carrots and onions. Just starting out with the items you throw away the most would be a valuable investment.
There is no waste when you use Thrive in your everyday cooking. Measure out exactly what you need for a recipe and store the rest in your pantry until next time!
What do you dislike most about cooking?
Do you hate browning and draining meat? Do you dislike touching raw chicken? Hate chopping onions or other vegetables?
Then the meat or veggie products would be where you might want to consider swapping with Thrive products.
I personally hate chopping onions so this swap was life changing!
Do you despise cooking or simply just don’t have the time?
Saving time was a huge factor for me when I finally decided to take the leap and invest in freeze dried food.
Being a work-at-home, full-time college student with 3 kids and as many dogs stretches me pretty thin. When dinner time rolls around I just don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen anymore.
That being said, I still wanted to give my family wholesome meals. Thrive makes it possible for me to give my family nutritious meals while cutting down on the time I actually spend cooking.
Get started with family favorites.
My kids LOVE freeze dried strawberries and bananas in their cold cereal. Toss some fruit and a handful of freeze dried spinach in with some yogurt and milk for a tasty smoothie.
We also make a quick trail mix out of freeze dried fruits, yogurt bites and pretzels.
It is easy to make baby food out of Thrive food as well. Just put some freeze dried fruit or veggies into a small food processor to powder it, then add a little water to reach the consistence you are looking for.
Freeze dried veggies are very easy to use in homemade soups, casseroles and stews.
Don’t be afraid to use it!
I believe that you should store what you eat and eat what you store. One day you may need to rely on your food storage and if you are used to cooking and eating it already not much will change.
Trust me when I say that familiarity is key to keeping spirits up during a time of crisis.
Hopefully this helps demystify freeze dried food a bit! If you have questions or comments please leave them below!