12 Days of a THRIVING Christmas - Day 5

Its Day 5 and we are talking about THRIVE Fruits!  I love our THRIVE Fruits.  They are just amazing.  They are the perfect snack or dessert.  The flavors and smells and colors are so rich. Toss your favorites in a blender with a little yogurt or milk or juice and ice and you have a delicious smoothie.  Powder it dry in a blender to make baby food or use to color and flavor cookies or cakes.  Most of the time I just eat them dry or add them to cereals or oatmeal. Reconstitute them and use them just like fresh in any recipe, like this one.  My kids sneak into them, so I recommend keeping them our of reach of children unless you are ok with them eating the whole can in one sitting.

My Favorites:
Fuji Apples


One of the more difficult items to store long term is the fats/oil group.  But some fruits can be substituted for oils in recipes.  For example Applesauce can be easily substituted for the oils in cakes and muffins.  Bananas are another great fruit that can be used in place of eggs in many recipes.  So I recommend storing a little extra of these items in your long term storage.


Apple Pie Oatmeal in a Jar

Here is a fun way to get a great breakfast in, without a lot of work.  Just make up a dozen jars or so and keep them on hand for those busy mornings!

Layer in an 8 oz glass jelly jar:
To prepare: Mix all ingredients with 1 cup off water, adding more slowly for desired thickness. Microwave for 1-1:30 minutes. Stovetop: Bring water and oatmeal mix to a boil.. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until oats are tender.

Note:  Change the flavor and adjust the sweetener to entice your taste buds.  How about Strawberries and cream?  Peaches and cream.  Berry medley.  Banana split.  Substitute for the sugar using honey, stevia, or maple syrup.  The possibilities are endless!
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