I Thrived it up with my favorite dynamic trio from Thrive...celery, carrots and onions! They are perfectly sized, no time and no tears involved. This seriously took me less than 30 mins from start to finish and when I say finish...I mean cleaned UP!!!! The divineness behind already washed and chopped healthy veggies...gotta love this stuff!
Of course if you are missing one of these Thrive ingredients just remember, freeze dried measurements are equal to fresh & dehydrated are equal to 1/2 of a fresh measurement.
- 2 cans clams
- 2 tsp. "Chicken" Bouillion (MSG-Free)
- 1/2 Cup Thrive FD celery
- 1/2 Cup Thrive dehydrated carrots
- 1/2 Cup Thrive FD onions (so, if you have dehydrated onions only use 1/4 cup!)
- 1 Cup Thrive FD Potato Dices
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 3/4 Cup Flour (OR, 1/4-1/2 corn starch if you want it to be Gluten free)
- 1 Qt. half & half
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
If you want to make it fun and feel like you are down on Pier 39 in San Francisco throw it in a bread bowl!! I found these small ones (perfect kid-friendly sized) at Safeway for .99! I have to say the bowl sold the meal...they weren't excited when I told them I made Chowder (yes of course I left out the clam part in the name cuz I'm smart!) for dinner, until I served them each a bowl made of bread...how cool of a mom am I know?!?!? Sometimes it's all about the presentation...
This meal cost me about $5 (not including the bread bowls), less than 30 mins to make which was mostly just simmer time. The 2 reasons I love Thrive...it's saves me time and money!