Melissa's Food Freedom@melissasfoodfreedom

Melissa Herbst ✨
🥑 real food with a real life approach.
🦅 ravenclaw.📍wisconsin.

www.melissasfoodfreedom.com/

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Melissa's Food Freedom

UNSWEETENED DAIRY-FREE WHIPPED CREAM 🙌🙌🙌 the ONLY ingredient is unsweetened, full fat coconut milk 😍 after 5 (5!!) attempts I finally figured it out 😂 so all 5 times I used @daniellewalker ‘s method, but with a way less expensive whipped cream dispenser (mine is linked in my Stories today and also at amazon.com/shop/melissasfoodfreedom) ❤️
WHAT WORKED: the target brand “simply balanced” unsweetened coconut milk, refridgerated in the dispenser for about 30 hours
WHAT DIDN’T WORK: coconut cream (too thick), nutpods (too thin), and thrive market brand coconut milk (althoughhhh I did wait 48 hours for that attempt which might have been too long and flattened it, I have another can of it so I’ll try again). Long story short, the brand of coconut milk seems to matter with how fluffy the whipped cream turns out!
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Again my method for marking it is @daniellewalker ‘s IGTV episode titled “coconut milk whipped cream” and the video icon is a picture of her with cupcakes.
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(Coconut milk whipped cream shown here with homemade decaf cold brew and caramel nutpods topped with penzey’s cinnamon 😍
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**posting meal prep from 2 weeks ago because I didn’t meal prep this week** LOL but I wanted to show this to you guys anyway 😁— it’s @eatbanza chickpea pasta RICE (not on @thrivemarket yet so I got it at Whole Foods). TBH on its own it’s more like orzo than rice, but it totally works great mixed into things like this fajita chicken + peppers! Perfect if you eat legumes but not grains (I do eat regular rice but wanted to try this for something a little different) PS check my stories from today to see what I made for lunch with zero meal prep or ingredient prep ❤️
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THEY’RE HEEERE!!! 🍑🍑🍑 one case of Georgia Peaches + 5 lbs. of Michigan Blueberries 😍😍😍 I’ve never bought my fruit this way (via produce truck straight from the source in-season) and of course I need to freeze a TON of this, but I also plan on making ALLLLL the recipes I can!! Comment below with your best PEACH and BLUEBERRY recipes!! Plus any good freezing techniques! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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#produce #blueberries #peaches #blueberryrecipes #peachrecipes


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another week of meal prep! 🥒🥓🍳🍅 this “cobb bowl” has hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken, cucumber, cherry tomato, and bacon. I drizzled @tessemaes avocado ranch on it and ate for lunch today: SO good! 🙌🙌🙌
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@THRIVEMARKET GIVEAWAY! 🛒 Y’all asked me for this one!! I’m giving away a free $50 GIFT CARD to thrivemarket.com to one lucky winner! 🍀
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER 🚨🚨🚨
1)follow me, @melissasfoodfreedom
2)enter your email address into thrivemarket.com/melissasfoodfreedom.
That’s it! Thrive will pick one email address out of everyone who enters between now and next Tuesday, 7/9. You have to enter an email address that hasn’t been entered at the link before (but you don’t have to make an order). also keep in mind that they only ship to the contiguous United States!
Good luck!!! ❤️


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UNSWEETENED ICED MOCHA 🍫 okay tbh I think you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like this new @nutpods flavor “classic chocolate”. 🙈 Unless there’s someone out there who doesn’t love chocolate, in which case I’M CALLING THE POLICE. jk. All I’m trying to say is that this flavor is good. Just really good. Plus it’s equally good hot AND cold and it has a nice chocolatey flavor: more than cocoa flavor but *chocolate* flavor. Which is pretty great considering it’s dairy-free and unsweetened 🙌 You know I love the caramel flavor iced (but don’t make it hot much) and I love the cinnamon flavor hot (but not as much iced). this chocolate flavor works equally great BOTH WAYS 👏 it doesn’t froth very well because of the cocoa (I never get my cocoa-based drinks to foam right so I’m sure it has to do with science or whatever). But all in all it’s just easy to love. Right now you can only buy it in a variety pack with cinnamon and caramel but in August it’ll be available in 3-packs and 6-packs on its own at which time I am going to stock UP because it’s not a permanent flavor, just a seasonal one. (UN)OFFICIAL PETITION TO MAKE CHOCOLATE A PERMENANT FLAVOR: COMMENT WITH “✅” IF YOU AGREE!!
🏷 also first-time orders get 15% OFF plus always free shipping with affiliate code “melissasfoodfreedom” at nutpods.com . I know it feels easier to just order on amazon but it’s $2.09 cheaper and still free shipping to order direct from their site with my code. Just sayin’. 👍 #nutpodsquad
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YES PLEASE 😍
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papa filins sourdough • @medlieveggies tomato tahini veggie mash • radish sprouts


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MEAL PREP NEWBIE 🙋‍♀️ so I pretty much always “ingredient prep” every week: shredded chicken, hard boiled eggs, etc— but I’ve literally never ever MEAL prepped. So Monday I made 3 different meals and portioned them out for the week to serve as my breakfasts and my lunches (dinner I’ll make and eat w/ my husband). I kind of really really LOVE being able to toss this into a glass bowl and reheat not just a part of my meal, but my WHOLE meal!! But I’m not going to lie, that Monday prepping everything was EXHAUSTING... I was like sweating by the time dishes were done!! TELL ME YOUR MEAL PREP SECRETS + FAVORITES. What meals are good to make? Who on Instagram does it well that I should go follow? How can I make meal prep cooking days less exhausting?? Tell me everything in the comments!! ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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*closed* @VITALPROTEINS GIVEAWAY ‼️‼️‼️ my favorite brand of collagen released their new collagen lattes— and there’s 4 FLAVORS! I haven’t tried them all yet but I can’t wait to give y’all a chance to try them too! Four (4) winners will win one canister of collagen latte— winner chooses which flavor! 🏆
To enter:
1)Follow @vitalproteins
2)Follow me, @melissasfoodfreedom
3)Like this post
4)Tag a friend in the comments!
Entries are UNLIMITED and this giveaway is open to US 🇺🇸 only. I'll close the giveaway at 5p (CST) on Sunday 6/23 and announce the winner in my Stories later that night. Good luck, and happy tagging!
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GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE FROZEN TREAT 🍦 my husband and I took our son to the zoo today with my sister-in-law and her three kids, and we had so much fun! 🦁🐒🐙🐍🐯 I packed some @squareorganics bars and @chomps sticks in case I got hungry but instead had THIS strawberry dole whip 😍 I was not expecting to see a gluten-free dairy-free option, so I had to try it! SO GOOD. Not too sweet and very creamy 👍 I checked the dole website for ingredients when I or home tonight and obviously it has some ingredients I don’t usually eat at home but I am 1000% okay with that these days 😌 Summer is here and I’m all about it! 😎 .
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