My Best Mom Hack: #2 Tastier

I love it when someone tastes one of our fruits – or even veggies – for the first time. There is this look of utter shock on their face that turns into a smile, usually followed by “Wow!” I am a Thrive Life Independent Consulant (see Disclosure).

I’ve shared with you about how nutritious our freeze dried food is, but it’s also jam packed with flavour! I love having my own veggie garden in the summer, but I live in Canada where it isn’t possible to grow veggies outdoors year round. That’s why I so appreciate the full flavour of Thrive Life’s food. Because it is picked at peak ripeness and goes through that gentle freeze drying process, the full FLAVOUR is locked in too!

Have you ever had garden fresh green beans? I grow them every summer. But these green beans taste just like I pulled them from my garden today!

image source: Thrive Life Corporate Facebook page

This food is also fun and versatile! My kids love it too! This is my daughter when she was only 2 years old climbing up to the top of our refrigerator to try to grab strawberries!

My kids will even happily munch on cauliflower and broccoli right out of the can.

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Try our cherries or our pineapples – they are like candy! But it’s only the natural fruit sugars in there, plus it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes that aid with digestion, and more!

Quote source: Thrive Life corporate website

But let me show you some fun examples of how you can use the food in your baking and cooking too.

Here’s one of my favourite “mom hacks” for getting my kids to drink boring water. You can use flat or sparkling water – the sparkling water is a little more fun – and drop a few Thrive Life blueberries in there. Ta Da! It’s purple!

Here are a few more images of things I’ve made in the past. You can powder our fruit to make amazingly colourful and delicious frosting! And bonus, you get to use less powdered sugar because the fruit powder replaces some of it. I’ve had people tell me it’s the best frosting they’ve ever tasted!

You’re really only limited by your imagination. I’ve infused powdered fruit into pancakes and waffles.

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When it comes to kid lunches, I’ve powdered spinach, peppers mushrooms and more and hid it in spaghetti sauce or macaroni and cheese.

Or for this classy sous vide steak, I pureed our cranberries to make a chocolate cran steak sauce.

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And as an alternative to Panko crumbs, I’ve used crumbled cauliflower, broccoli and zucchini to bread chicken.

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Want to see more recipes? Check out the “Foodies” section of my blog, or join my “Taste and See the Thriving Life” community on Facebook.

I know you’re just seeing this through the screen, but I hope you’re getting a sense of how versatile, fun and tasty this food really is! In the third part of the series, I’m going to delve deeper into what makes it stand out from a food safety and freshness perspective.

Are you starting to think of ways you could use it at home? Let me know in the comments!


Or go back to the beginning of the #BESTMOMHACK Series.


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  1. Jeara Dawn underwood

    August 11, 2019 — 2:06 pm

    I can see many ways to incorporate the fruits and vegetables into our meals. I believe this would help me trick my one child into eating healthier and also help his brother and sister.

  2. I really notice the concentrated punch of flavors in the fruit. Green apples, peaches, grapes, and pineapple are on the top of bold flavors for me.

    • Yum, I love all of these ones too! It’s funny, I think between gardening and Thrive Life, I’ve really become a “food snob.” So much typical grocery produce tastes so bland to me now!

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