How to Refresh Thrive Life Freeze Dried Cheese

REFRESHING FREEZE DRIED CHEESE INSTRUCTIONS

Drizzle 3 ½ tbsp. of cold water over 1 cup of cheese and stir until well combined. Let sit and occasionally stir for 35 minutes or until cheese has softened.

Fresh Equivalent

1 cup dry = 1 cup fresh grated cheese

Click here to view the THRIVE to Fresh Equivalents Chart.

  • Use it in quesadillas, burritos, tacos, soups, dips, salads, pizza, breads-anything that could use some cheesy goodness!  If you like crunch, don’t even refresh it, just throw it on top!
  • If you’re melting cheese on top of a dish, make sure it’s had at least an hour to reconstitute in the refrigerator so that it will be the right consistency for melting.

Seafood Bisque

 

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Seafood Bisque

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Asian Fusion, French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Doris Rush-Lopez

Creamy and savory, this bisque will be the hit of your meal!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-low heat
  2. Blend the flour and garlic granules into the butter until well incorporated. Continue cooking, stirring, for about 2 minutes.
  3. Warm the water in another saucepan over medium heat, whisk in Instant Milk and tomato powder.
  4. Add Peppercorns, celery and green onion.
  5. Slowly whisk in the warmed milk and continue cooking and stirring until thickened.
  6. If desired, puree the soup in a blender or food processor** at this point and then return it to the saucepan.
  7. Stir in the seafood and the sherry. Simmer 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Finish: Replace the green onions with finely chopped shallots. If desired, garnish the soup with Thrive Green Onions, Thrive Cilantro, or Thrive Parsley.

Adapted from original recipe by: SOUHAIL LASLAMI

Nutrition Facts
Seafood Bisque
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 591mg 25%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 6g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 10.6%
Calcium 13.8%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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How Thrive Life Advertises

We have a massive advertising budget…

that goes right to our best customers.

Yes, you read that right! We don’t pay lots of money to gigantic super-rich media corporations so they can air a message that nobody wants to hear, or even believe. We know everyone is skeptical of advertising.

So we use a different model. We use word of mouth through our customers! We know that if you refer a friend to Thrive Life they are more inclined to buy, and you should get part of every order they make.

How does it work?

Be good. But more importantly, DO good.

About the Thrive Life Company

The history of Thrive Life

Jason & Lindsay Budge met Steve & Amy Palmer while going to college. They didn’t immediately realize the great and enduring partnership they would form, but they both felt the need to prepare for the future. The two families had always believed that the keys to happiness are self reliance and the balance of life’s priorities, including education, healthy diet, physical fitness, financial independence, family, and faith in God. However, there was something important missing in their goal of self reliance: a good supply of provisions to prepare for hardships or emergencies. The problem? They didn’t know how to start or what to store for a long term food supply.

In the summer of 2004, Jason and Steve felt a great responsibility to solve this problem. They were facing difficult decisions and challenges—including Lindsay staying in the hospital for 3 months before their birth to save their twin daughters − and they felt they could no longer wait to help everyone become self-reliant.  They turned down wonderful opportunities, took the leap of faith, and started Thrive Life.

Thrive Life has developed food rotation products which make food storage and organization manageable. The company also developed a line of food with over 90 super quality, delicious foods. While the decades of shelf life for the food makes it the best solution for long-term food storage, the convenience and great flavor of this easy-to-use food make the perfect ingredients for everyday meal preparation and best nutrition. Thrive Life is committed to having the best foods on the market and making them a part everyday life!

Through innovation, hard work, balance, the dedication of its founders, officers, workers and consultants, and an unceasing commitment to help people all over the world be prepared, Thrive Life has become the most trusted name in the food industry.

Here’s a short video to help you get to know Steve, Jason and Thrive Life better.

LEARN WHY THRIVE LIFE FOOD IS BETTER THAN FRESH

Fresh strawberries in bowl on table

Thrive Life Freeze Dried Food is Better Than Fresh!

Did you know that “fresh” produce in your grocery store isn’t really “fresh”?

Webster’s Dictionary defines “fresh” as “… Lately produced, gathered, or prepared for market…”  This connotates great flavor and nutrition, but that is as far from the truth as can be for what is sold as fresh produce in most grocery stores!

It takes from days to weeks to get produce to grocery stores! And even here in the Garden State of New Jersey where I live, I have found that in the summer, lots of roadside “farm markets” are importing produce from other states and even countries! And if it takes days to weeks, how can it be picked ripe, packaged and shipped and still be truly “fresh”?

One example is strawberries. They won’t ripen after they are picked, and only last a few days after being picked before they rot and/or mold, even refrigerated. So if they are grown in Georgia or Florida (2 of the closest Southern States known for growing strawberries in our off season, which is only about 2 weeks in May here in NJ), and it takes who knows how long to wash and package them, then another day to truck them to NJ, how can they really be “fresh”? If you have bought strawberries that are white or green inside, they were NOT picked ripe! And they were NOT red outside when picked either! They were injected with food coloring to make them look more palatable!

The first issue is flavor. Did you ever taste a strawberry ripe right off the vine? It was sweet, right? How about those red outside, white inside strawberries? Did they ever taste sweet? I think not…

The other issue is nutrition. The point of highest nutrition of fruits and veggies is when they are at the peak of ripeness. Before that point they don’t have all the nutrition, and after that time, nutrition degrades. Thrive Life produce is picked right at that peak of ripeness point, then flash-frozen, which locks in all that flavor and nutrition!

Well there you have it! Thrive Life Freeze Dried Food is Better than “Fresh”!

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Tuscan Quinoa Bowl

Feel like your relaxing in an Italian café while munching on this hearty quinoa bowl! Infused with the flavors of Tuscany, you’ll get a mix of Italian herbs, balsamic vinegar, tomato dices, asparagus, zucchini, broccoli, spinach, and onions without chopping a single veggie.

SERVING TIME:  20 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  330 Calories, Fats 20g, Protein 9g, Sodium 750mg
ALLERGENS:  Dairy

For details on this and other meals and to shop for your meal kits visit Simple Plate Home Deliveries

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Cut 2 hours of cooking into 20 minutes with this simple but savory dinner! Get a bowl of tender shredded beef drenched in the sweetness of pineapple and a zing of rice vinegar for the perfect combo of sweet and sour over a bed of fluffy white rice and sautéed veggies. It’s a restaurant classic served by yours truly!

SERVING TIME:  20 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  400 Calories, Fats 7G, Protein 18G, Sodium 1110MG
ALLERGENS:  Dairy

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SERVING TIME:  20 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  350 Calories, Fats 16g, Protein 13g, Sodium 770mg
ALLERGENS:  Dairy, wheat, egg, soy

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Butternut Squash Pesto Bucatini

Twirl your fork into this one-of-a-kind pasta drizzled with a creamy pesto sauce! Finish it off with a mix of savory veggies, and you’ve got an Instagram worthy dinner! Go ahead and snap that pic. We don’t blame you.

SERVING TIME:  23 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  590 Calories, Fats 35g, Protein 13g, Sodium 640mg
ALLERGENS:  Tree nuts, Dairy, Wheat

For details on this and other meals and to shop for your meal kits visit Simple Plate Home Deliveries

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Garden Veggie Lasagna

Some nights you just need to load up on carbs, but it’s easy to justify when those carbs are stuffed with hearty veggies! Take a bite into this creamy lasagna loaded with zucchini, spinach, cauliflower, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers…ready in just 35 minutes with no chopping required.

SERVING TIME:  35 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  530 Calories, Fats 17g, Protein 27g, Sodium 1420mg
ALLERGENS:  Dairy, Wheat

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Remember when you were a kid and loved making your own pizza? You may have grown up, but everyone knows making your own pizza is still a hoot and a half! So whip out those old pizzeria skills and customize a “grown up” pizza with an array of hearty veggies and savory sausage for a dinner that’s fun to make and fun to eat!

Classic makes one 12 inch pizza. Family makes two 12 inch pizzas.

SERVING TIME:  1 hr 30 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  470 Calories, Fats 26g, Protein 21g, Sodium 890g
ALLERGENS:  Dairy, Wheat

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Tex-Mex without the drive-thru? Yee-ha! Whip up this bowl of southwest flavors in just a few minutes with a creative mixture of fluffy quinoa, hearty veggies, and tender chicken slices! Will you feel like a Pinterest mom? Absolutely. Who knew healthy could taste so awesome?

SERVING TIME:  20 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  280 Calories, Fats 13g, Protein 13g, Sodium 490mg
ALLERGENS:  Dairy

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No cold feet here! Dip your homemade, cheesy focaccia bread into a sizzling soup that perfectly blends tantalizing veggies, sweet basil, and peppery sausage! A staple in Italian restaurants, each sip is one to remember.

 

SERVING TIME:  90 min.
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  150 Calories, Fats 12g, Protein 9g, Sodium 810mg
ALLERGENS:  Wheat, Soy, Milk

For details on this and other meals and to shop for your meal kits visit Simple Plate Home Deliveries

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Turn pizza night into veggie night with our Veggie Infused Pizza Simple Plate! Get thick slices of cheesy pizza loaded with savory veggies and a homemade red sauce! Oh, and that fluffy crust? We put veggies in there, too. The kids are eating vegetarian tonight!

 

SERVING TIME:  1 hr 30 min
NUTRITION PER SERVING:  410 Calories, Fats 21g, Protein 17g, Sodium 770mg
ALLERGENS:  Wheat, Egg, Milk, Soy

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Dripping in a warm balsamic glaze and a creamy tomato sauce, take a dip into this savory dish of tender chicken slices and a variety of veggies including cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, kale, red bell peppers, and onions…no chopping required! So quick, it’ll make your head spin!

SERVING TIME:  20 min
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Green Chile Mexican Soup

Image courtesy of Natalie Riley, on Thrive Life website.

Ingredients:

1/4 c. Thrive Onion Slices (if you want smaller pieces, substitute Thrive Chopped Onions)
 clv. garlic, minced
2 c. Homemade Salsa Verde (or 1 lg can of salsa verde from the store)
 large can green chilies
1/3 c. Thrive Bechamel Sauce mix
 tsp. THRIVE Chicken Bouillon + 2 cups water

Chips, cheese, and guacamole as desired

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot.
  2. Bring pot to a boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until beans are soft. Garnish with Thrive Cheddar cheese (if you put it on top of the soup right out of the pot, it will melt nicely!), dollops of guacamole and tortilla chips.

 

Adapted from Natalie Riley’s original recipe.

Homemade Salsa Verde

Ingredients:

1 c. Thrive Chili Peppers

1/4 c. Thrive Sliced Onions

3 cloves garlic

4 peeled and halved Tomatillos (looks like green tomatoes with a lacy green skin over them.)

1 t. Thrive Cilantro

1/2 t. Thrive Chef’s Choice Seasoning

1/2 t. Thrive Peppercorn Blend

2 T. Olive Oil

1/2 c. water

 

Directions:

Cook tomatillos in water until they are soft. Put all ingredients in blender and process until as smooth as you desire. I like it a bit chunky. This will store in the fridge for a few days.

Best Chicken Salad Ever! Recipe picture showing dry and prepared salad in 4 oz canning jars.

Best Chicken Salad Ever! Meal in a Jar

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Thrive Chopped Chicken

1 T. Thrive Chopped Onions (FD) (not dehydrated version, they won’t refresh as fast)

1 T. Thrive Chopped Celery

1 T. Thrive Sweetened Cranberries or you can skip this or substitute Thrive Red Seedless Grapes (I like the sweet/tangy contrast!)

1 t. or 1 personal packet of mayonnaise (you can use any mayo, but Olive oil variety is good for Keto or Paleo diets!)

1 t. or 1 personal packet of Dijon Mustard (you can sub the mustard, but Dijon gives it the best flavor IMHO!)

Pinch of Thrive Chef’s Choice Seasoning

Pinch of Thrive Peppercorn Seasoning

 

Instructions:

Put the ingredients in 4 oz canning jar, shake gently to mix, then put the condiment packets down the side or on top.

When ready to eat, remove the packets, add their contents to the jar with 1/4 cup water, shake well, then let rest for 5-10 minutes in fridge or ice bucket. It may seem too watery at first, but that will thicken up during the rest time.

Voilà! Instant lunch!

It’s even better if you mix it first thing in the morning and let sit in fridge until lunch time!

 

Original recipe by Chef Todd Leonard

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Social Seller Consultant Starter Kit Gluten Free

Social Seller – Free of Gluten Kit

$135

This kit is for those who are looking for some additional income without a large time commitment. The Social Seller kit provides all the supplies needed to get started, including our best selling foods for customers to sample.

SIMPLE PLATE*

Classic Southwest-Style Chicken Quinoa (x2)
Classic Thai-Style Coconut Beef with Rice Noodles (x2)

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Chopped Chicken (FD)

SNACKIES

Strawberries (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Coconut Bites (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Cranberry Crunch

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Join Us Brochure
Simple Solutions Flyer
Thrive Guide
Order/Application Form
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer
Thrive Life Product Catalog

Don’t forget, you get Fan perks on the amount of your starter kit, including the Double Dip!

Self-Management

Peter Drucker said:

“In a few hundred years, when the history of our time will be written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time — literally — substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And society is totally unprepared for it.”

How can we prepare to manage ourselves? Here are some ideas I have garnered in my recent reading and listening:

  1. Know what is happening! Take stock of your personal weaknesses and strengths. Keep yourself notified of current events, for your family, community, country, world. Realize that changes are going to happen all your life.
  2. Take time for you every day! Do something that you need to take care of for you or your business, and don’t let anyone interrupt!
  3. Listen to others!  People need to know they are important, so really open your heart and mind and listen to them. Only then will you know how to communicate with them!  Others also see you in a different perspective than you see yourself, so they can give you insight that you might not otherwise receive.
  4. Be an example!  Do what you want to see the world do, be the first if necessary! Don’t follow in others’ footsteps, make the trail yourself!
  5. Set goals! This is very important, as without them you will have only dreams. Read up on S.M.A.R.T. goal setting, set your goals, then work on them daily! A great way to keep the goals is to give yourself prizes when you reach milestones.  Don’t forget to review and analyze them every 6 months or so, and make any changes necessary.
  6. Keep a growth mindset!  Realize that everything we do is based on our own efforts and choices, not on how/where we were born. Make your focus point # 7.
  7. Constantly progress!  In other words, better yourself. Learn a new skill, take up a new hobby, take a class, be a volunteer, work on a weakness, etc.
  8. Find a mentor!  We all need to be taught things, so find someone who is experienced and successful at what you want to do, and ask them for help!
What does this have to do with Thrive Life? I wouldn’t be doing all this if not for the people who have come into my life through my affiliation with Thrive Life! I am working toward a better me!

 

And you can too!

 

Business Builder Consultant Kit - Best Value!

Business Builder Consultant Kit – Best Value!

BUSINESS BUILDER KIT

$265

 

For those who want to start thriving immediately, and who love a great deal, this is the kit for you. It’s full of enough great Thrive products and materials for your first few tastings. And it has free shipping too!

CONTENTS

SIMPLE PLATE

Classic Tuscan Style Beef Pappardelle (x2)
Classic Southwest-Style Chicken Quinoa Bowl (x2)
Classic South Pacific Stir Fry with Pulled Pork (x2)
Classic Butternut Squash Pesto Bucatini (x2)

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Chopped Chicken (FD)
Sausage Crumbles (FD)

SNACKIES

Strawberries (FD)
Coconut Bites (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Cranberry Crunch
Pineapple (FD)

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Sample Cups (50)
Thrive Life Apron
Thrive Guide
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
Postcard Invitations (100)
Order/Application Forms (20)
Join Us Brochure (20)
Simple Solutions Flyer (20)
Recipe Cards (3 pack)
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer (20)
Thrive Life Product Catalog (10)

Don’t forget, you get Fan perks on the amount of your starter kit, including the Double Dip!

Want a taste? check out my tasting event!

What are Tastings?

You may ask, what happens at a Tasting?

I am glad you asked! This is where the magic happens: you get to taste our extraordinary food!

I will come to your home, job or whatever location you choose, cook up a Simple Plate meal or something even simpler, and show you and your guests how you can overcome many issues revolving around “food stress”.

These issues can include: baby meals, what to make for dinner, no time to cook, wasted fresh produce, special diets, food storage, emergency preparedness, low budget, meal prep, eating healthier and many more!

Book your tasting today!

 

 

Why is Freeze dried food so Amazing?

What are Preferred Items?

Preferred Items are Freeze-Dried single ingredients, Snackies or Simple Plate meals. They are  lighter in weight, hence the status of Free Shipping for our Preferred Customers.

Here is a list of most of the non-Preferred Items (no free shipping on these):

  • Accessories (non-food items, including Consultant supplies like catalogs, etc., can opener, shelving)
  • Applesauce
  • Bakery Items
  • Carrots (dehydrated)
  • Express Meals
  • Grains and Cereals
  • Kits, except for the Consultant Starter Kits.
  • Onions (dehydrated, not to be confused with the freeze-dried chopped onions and onion slices!
  • Pasta
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Social Seller Consultant Starter Kit

SOCIAL SELLER KIT – Lowest Cost

$135

This kit is the lowest dollar investment for someone who is looking for income without a large time commitment. It  provides all you need to get started, including our best selling foods for customers to sample.

SIMPLE PLATE

2 Person Tuscan Style Beef Pappardelle (x2)
2 Person South Pacific Stir Fry with Pulled Pork (x2)

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Chopped Chicken (FD)

SNACKIES

Strawberries (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Coconut Bites (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Cranberry Crunch

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Join Us Brochure
Simple Solutions Flyer
Thrive Guide
Order/Application Form
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer
Thrive Life Product Catalog

Special Diet Options also available!

Social Seller Consultant Kit Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Dairy Free

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VEGETARIAN STARTER KIT

Free of Gluten & Dairy

$135

This kit is for those who are looking for some additional income without a large time commitment. The Vegetarian kit provides all the same supplies as the Social Seller kit, including best selling foods that are free of gluten and dairy.

PANTRY CANS

Chopped Onions (FD)
Mushroom Pieces (FD)
Celery (FD)
Sweet Corn (FD)
Broccoli (FD)
Blueberries (FD)
Strawberry Slices (FD)
Pineapple (FD)
Peach Slices (FD)
Fuji Apples (FD)

MATERIALS

First Things First Flyer
Join Us Brochure
Simple Solutions Flyer
Thrive Guide
Order/Application Form
Thrive Refresh Tips Fridge Magnet
A Tale of 2 Bananas Flyer
Thrive Life Product Catalog