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Hi! Each day in June I am going to be telling you about some of my favorite Shelf Reliance Products as part of the 30 days of faves blog party!

My pick for today: Thrive Freeze Dried Blueberries

Blueberries are such a yummy treat! But did you know blueberries have lots of health boosting qualities?

Blueberries have been shown to help boos memory. They are a great source of vitamin K, Vitamin C, and fiber. Blueberries are great for heart health and may prevent UTIs.

Blueberries also have the highest capacity of antioxidants of all fresh fruit.

Blueberries may even fight cancer!

Want to learn more? Read the Top Ten Health Benefits of Blueberries here.

Thrive Freeze Dried Blueberries are delicious! We eat them by the hand full right from the can! At just 40 calories per serving they are the perfect snack! These yummy little blueberries almost taste like candy! They are great with yogurt or granola. We also love them in out cereal.

I am working on a recipe for Blueberries Cheesecake Ice Cream using Thrive blueberries and other Thrive ingredients. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss the recipe!

Blueberries are a yummy healthy treat, and with Thrive Freeze Dried blueberries, you can have fresh blueberries on hand anytime of the year for up to 25 years!

Here is Kelsey Nixon for Shelf Reliance telling us a bit about Thrive Freeze Dried Blueberries.

Ready to order your blueberries? Hop on over to my online store TawnysThrivingHome.com.

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Around here, heart health is a number one concern. Because of this, we attempt to eat lots of Mediterranean Foods as they tend to be very heart healthy. We loosely follow the “Red Wine Diet“.

In any healthy diet, Veggies are a substantial portion of your food needs.

We are always looking for creative and new ways to serve our veggies. One of our favorite recipes is Classic Greek Spinach. I decided to make this yummy and nutritious dish using items from my food storage, or Home Store.

~*Classic Greek Spinach From Your Pantry*~

For this recipe You will need:

2 tbs – 1c Olive Oil

1c Rice

1 can Stewed Tomatoes

1 1/2 c Thrive Spinach

4 tbs Thrive Onions

2 tbs Thrive Bell Peppers

1 Beef Bullion Cube

4 c water

1 tbs Garlic (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste


Place spinach and water into bowl. Cover with water and allow to soak for at least 5 Min.While spinach is reconstituting, pour 2 tbs – 1 c Olive Oil into pot. (Adjust oil to your family’s need and taste. Use more oil if you are planning on serving this as a main dish, or on a day you are not serving meat.) Over low heat, add onions, peppers, & optionally garlic to oil. Stir. When flavors have infused with oil, add spinach and water to pot. You may need to add a little extra water. The water needs to cover the spinach.Add bullion cube. Mix ingredients well. Bring to boil. When water is boiling, add rice. Cook until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Empty one can Stewed Tomatoes into pot. Salt and pepper to taste. Return to low heat and allow to simmer 5-10 min. Serve warm.

My family loves this dish! Even those who aren’t fans of spinach! The olive oil is a wonderful source of Omega 3 and healthy fats. Spinach is a “super food” and using the Thrive Freeze Dried spinach means we get the same nutrition as using fresh spinach! Tomatoes are an incredibly nutritious food and add an interesting flavor to this dish. And using stewed tomatoes makes this recipe both easy and food storage friendly. The rice adds a great color and texture to the dish. You can also use whole grain rice or brown rice depending on your family’s preferences.

Happy Eating!!

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