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Sharing my Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs with you today! Perfect way to start your day.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs
Mornings can get somewhat hectic if you aren’t sure what you’re making everyone for breakfast.  Having these smoothie freezer packs ready to go in your freezer make for a simple and healthy breakfast choice.

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® to bring you new recipes for the whole family.  Having our newly remodeled kitchen with Frigidaire Gallery appliances has given my kitchen new life.  Can’t tell you enough how great it is cooking and baking now.  What a difference!  Be sure to check out the full kitchen remodel HERE.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

I selected some of my boys favorite smoothie fruits and place them into separate bowls for easy assembly.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

I always like to add a handful of baby spinach leaves for some extra greens.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Write down the flavor of smoothie and any special instructions to complete your smoothie.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Spoon your fruit and vegetable choices into your zip top bag, seal and continue preparing.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Get the kids involved too!  They’ll love creating their own special smoothie blends.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

For this batch, I prepared three different varieties. Create as many or few as your family prefers.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Ready for the freezer!

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Using our Frigidaire Gallery 2-in-1 Freezer has been such a lifesaver.  We use it for more freezer storage in our garage.  Some of my favorite features are that it can be easily switched to be used as a refrigerator if we choose.  I also love knowing that if we have a power outage my food will stay frozen for over 2 days with the ArcticLock Thick Walls.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

With all of the little fingers around my house, it’s also great knowing my freezer is Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

I like to place my smoothie packs where I can easily read the labels.  Also, low enough where the kids can grab them.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

It’s so great having all of this extra storage.  Makes all of my weekly grocery shopping trips less stressful knowing I’ll have plenty of room for my things.  Loving the bright LED lighting in the freezer.  Everything is easy to see and nicely lit.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Get creative with your smoothie packs.  Use your families favorite smoothie ingredients.  Other great add ins are chia seeds, kale, nuts, peanut butter and other nut butters.  You can also adjust your door bins and shelves to your liking for the different items you might have in your freezer.

 

Freezer Smoothie Packs

Hope you enjoy your convenient make ahead smoothie packs!

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie PacksPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 0 min

Ingredients

  • Strawberry Peach Smoothie
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 3-4 slices fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Bumbleberry Banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 cup losely packed spinach leaves
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Blueberry Peach Smoothie
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3-4 slices fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

Directions

    1. For each smoothie pack, place into high powered blender and add juice and yogurt. Blend until well combined and serve.

Makes 6 Servings, 2 servings per pack

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.
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Dinner

This Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal is perfect for taking dinner to a friend or having on hand for a last minute dinner!
Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meals

Having freezer meals are so great to pull out when time is short for is dinner.  Some nights I am scrambling to get dinner on the table, so I appreciate having freezer meals available.

Such a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® to bring you new recipes that the whole family will enjoy and saves you time in the kitchen.  I prepared a simple freezer meal with only a few ingredients that you can put together in no time.  I like to have freezer dinners on hand in case a friend is in need or when I run out of time during my busy week.  So nice to pull something out that you’ve prepared ahead of time.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

To start, spoon some enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of your disposable baking dish.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Warm your tortillas so they don’t break when you roll them and place into dish.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Layer each tortilla with some shredded cheese, chicken and black beans.  Be sure to not overfill the tortillas, makes rolling and transferring to dish difficult.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Transfer rolled enchiladas seam side down into dish, keeping as tight as possible.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Fill pan like so.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Spoon remaining enchilada sauce evenly over top.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Top with shredded cheese.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

At this point, cover tightly with foil or press and seal wrap.  Label and get ready for the freezer.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Using our Frigidaire Gallery 2-in-1 Freezer has been such a treat.  Love having the extra freezer storage in our garage.  What a life saver it’s been!  Love that we can easily switch from freezer to refrigerator if we choose.  I also love knowing that if we have a power outage, I don’t have to worry because my food will stay frozen for over 2 days with the ArcticLock Thick Walls.

With all of the little fingers around my house, it’s also great knowing my freezer is Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meals

Place your baking pan so the label is visible and easy to see.  Love how nice and bright the LED lights are in this freezer.  Makes it so convenient.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meals

Loving the adjustable door bins and shelves you can organize to your liking for the different items you might have in your freezer.  When you are ready to serve the enchiladas, thaw to room temperature and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until hot.

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meals

Chicken Black Been Enchiladas Freezer Meal

When you are ready to bake, top with your favorite ingredients.  These are fantastic!

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer MealsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • two 10 ounce cans mild red enchilada sauce
  • 12 white corn tortillas, taco size
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, optional
  • 1 cup sour cream, optional

Directions

  1. Spoon enchilada sauce into bottom of 9×13 inch disposable tin baking dish. Should be enough sauce that covers the bottom evenly.
  2. Warm tortillas in microwave until softened and hot. Layer each tortilla with cheese, chicken and black beans. Be sure to not overfill tortillas. Carefully roll tortillas with filling and place seam side down into baking dish. Continue filling tortillas to fill pan. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas and top with shredded cheese. Cover tightly with press and seal or foil. Label with title of recipe and date prepared. Freeze until ready to serve, up to 3 months.
  3. When ready to serve, thaw then bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes, until hot. Serve warm and top with chopped fresh cilantro and sour cream if desired.

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.
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Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Jul 26, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , ,

This Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner that is done in no time. Be sure to add it to your menu this week!

I love partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new quick and simple Mexican-style dinner recipes.  I created this taco seasoned chili rice bake recipe that I’ve baked over rice.  Top with your favorite taco ingredients and the family will go nuts for this dinner.  This also makes a great meal to take to any friends, family or neighbors in need.  Hope you enjoy!
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Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel

Jul 21, 2016 | Tags:

Sharing my Picky Palate Kitchen Remodel today!  We’ve been anxious to do this for a couple years, so excited.

Wow, this was our very first remodel of any kind.  What an adventure.  We moved into our Arizona home in 2013 after living in Southern California for 5 years.  We rented the home first to make sure we enjoyed the area and home.  Needless to say, we fell in love with our neighborhood, schools, church, neighbors and the home.  We decided earlier this year we wanted to purchase the home and start some remodeling projects.  The kitchen was our first project, can’t wait to share the before and after

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Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Jul 13, 2016 | Tags: , , ,

These Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars could not be more delicious and perfect for a back to school weekend dessert!
Sponsored by General Mills.

What a pleasure partnering with General Mills Cereal to bring you a fun Back To School Weekend Dessert! This time of year is so exciting as our kids start a new school year.  With so much going on, getting used to new schedules, things can get hectic too.

We want to help put you and your family first during this exciting but hectic time of year. One of the biggest things that has helped me for back to school season is organizing and preparing the kids school … Continue Reading »

Gooey Almond Cookie S'mores Bars

Gooey Almond Cookie S’mores Bars

Jul 7, 2016 | Tags: , ,


These Gooey Almond Cookie S’mores Bars make the perfect sweet summer treat!

Summer baking is so much fun and s’mores ingredients are some of our favorites.  Sugar cookie dough layered with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.  These are great for bringing to parties to treat your family and friends.   With just a few ingredients you’ll have this dessert prepared in no time.
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Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Jun 29, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , ,


This Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle is the perfect dessert for summer fun entertaining! Your family and friends will love the colorful layers.

It’s a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® this year to bring you new fun recipes for your family and friends.  Summer is such a great time to entertain.  You’ll generally find us around the pool with friends daily enjoying great meals together.

I put together a beautiful summer trifle that’s super easy to make.  Gorgeous berries layered with sweet whipped cream and soft vanilla cake pieces make for a delicious dessert to serve all summer long…. Continue Reading »

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers

Jun 22, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , ,


These Taco Bacon Cheeseburgers could not be more perfect for your summer grilling. Packed with great flavor and stacked nice and tall, everyone loves them!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican-style recipes.  I’ve developed a giant cheeseburger that is so flavorful, it’s about to become your new favorite burger.  Love having Old El Paso taco seasoning on hand for simple weeknight dinners.  We use it in so many great recipes.

Isn’t grilling season the best?  So fun spending time outside, swimming and grilling with family and friends.  Even though it’s so warm in Arizona, we still take advantage of this great time of year!  Bring on the grilling recipes!
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