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Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe

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These Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes are simple to make – no fancy equipment required! For the crepes, you just whirl the batter in a blender and saute on a good non-stick skillet (here’s the one I use).

These breakfast Ham and Cheese Crepes are delicious and packed with protein to keep you feeling satisfied. I’ll be honest, they take time to make (about 1 1/2 hours total), but they are freezer friendly and you’ll be so happy with yourself every time you pull some out of the freezer for a quick breakfast! Also, because these are contained in a pocket, they work as an on-the-go breakfast.

These are seriously my son’s new favorite breakfast. He also requests them for lunch and dinner because he knows we have them in the freezer!

Make-Ahead Breakfast Crepes:

Big thank you to the FoodSaver® brand for sponsoring this recipe and creating such a cool product (the FoodSaver of course!)  It locks in nutrients and flavor that are ruined by air which is the enemy of freshness, and keeps foods fresh up to 5x longer. This saves us money (no more moldy wasted cheese or steaks with freezer burn!).

The average family of 4 can save up to $2,700/year (based on buying in bulk, on sale and preventing waste!) with the FoodSaver® System – now you can effectively stock up when meat is priced really well. This little chart surprised me ↓↓↓

FoodSaverChart We’ve been discovering so many great uses for it. It speeds up the process of marinating meat, plus its great for resealing chip and cereal bags, and storing items in coolers or suitcases. You can really get creative with it!

My parents and sister also have FoodSaver® Systems and love them. It is a great tool to keep things fresh, save time (by pre-making meals like these breakfast pockets), and save money with less wasted ingredients. My husband went through our pantry and sealed everything he could. I think he’s most excited about this doodad. 🙂 On to the recipe for our Son’s favorite breakfast:

Ingredients for Egg Ham and Cheese Crepes:

½ cup warm water
1 cup milk (any kind)
4 large eggs
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted, plus more to sauté
1 cup all-purpose flour (you can use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose)
1 tsp sugar
Pinch of Salt

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepe Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Filling:

1-2 Tbsp dijon mustard
1/3 lb Good quality deli ham, cut into strips
10 large eggs scrambled with 4 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
8 oz medium cheddar cheese, shredded

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Perfect Crepes (see notes in print friendly below):

1. In the bowl of a blender, combine all Ingredients for Crepes in the order listed. Blend until smooth (1 min). Scrape down the sides of blender with a spatula if you see any flour clinging to the walls.

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

2. Over medium/low heat, melt a dot of butter in a non-stick skillet. Add batter and quickly swirl to cover the bottom (I use a small lade and add about 3-4 Tbsp for a medium pan or 5-6 Tbsp for a large pan). Fill in any gaps with more batter as needed. Saute until golden on each side (1 min per side) then place on a cutting board to cool. Once crepes are at room temp, they can be stacked.

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Assemble Breakfast Crepe Pockets:

1. Melt 1/2 Tbsp butter in a large non-stick pan and saute your scrambled eggs. Cook until fluffy and still somewhat moist. Set aside to cool to room temp.

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2. Brush one side of a crepe lightly with dijon mustard, place a generous pinch of shredded cheese in the center then top with ham, eggs and more cheese. Fold the top over and tuck it under the egg slightly. Fold in the sides and roll to close. Repeat with remaining crepes.

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepe Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

Rescuing leftover cheese and ham after making crepes.

3. To serve right away, saute in butter 3 min per side over med/low heat until golden brown and warmed through. Careful! They burn easily. Serve plain or with diced tomatoes, avocado and hot sauce

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepe Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

Freezing and Thawing Egg Ham and Cheese Crepes:

To freeze, wrap each pocket in parchment paper then place in a single layer in a FoodSaver® Bag. Use the PulseVacTM option to pull out desired amount of air. Before serving, thaw in the fridge or microwave in a single layer on high 1-2 min for 2-4 pockets just until thawed, then saute in butter over med/low heat 3 min per side.

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepe Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepe Pockets

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Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com
These are delicious and packed with protein to keep you feeling satisfied. They are also freezer friendly and kids love them!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$12
Keyword: Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepe Pockets
Cuisine: American, French
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 10 -12 Breakfast Crepe Pockets

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for Crepes:
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 cup milk, any kind
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted. Plus more to sauté.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, you can use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch salt

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 1-2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/3 lb Good quality deli ham, cut into strips
  • 10 large eggs scrambled with 4 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 8 oz medium cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

How to Make Perfect Crepes:

  1. In the bowl of a blender, combine all ingredients for crepes in the order listed. Blend until smooth (1 min). Scrape down the sides with a spatula if you see any flour clinging to the walls of your blender.
  2. Over medium/low heat, melt a dot of butter in a good non-stick skillet Add batter and quickly swirl to cover the bottom (about 3-4 Tbsp for a medium pan or 5-6 Tbsp for a large pan). Fill in any gaps with more batter as needed. Saute until golden on each side (1 min per side) then place on a cutting board to cool. Once crepes are at room temp, they can be stacked.

How to Assemble Breakfast Crepe Pockets:

  1. Melt 1/2 Tbsp butter in a large non-stick pan and saute your scrambled eggs. Cook until fluffy and still somewhat moist. Set aside to cool.
  2. Brush one side of a crepe lightly with dijon mustard, place a generous pinch of shredded cheese in the center then top with ham, eggs and more cheese. Fold the top over and tuck it under the egg slightly. Fold in the sides and roll to close. Repeat with remaining crepes.
  3. To serve right away, saute in butter 3 min per side over med/low heat until golden brown on both sides and warmed through. Serve plain or with diced tomatoes, avocado and hot sauce.

Freezing and Thawing Instructions:

  1. To freeze, wrap each pocket in parchment paper then place in a freezer safe bag. Before serving, thaw in the fridge or microwave in a single layer on high 1 to 2 min for 2-4 pockets just until thawed, then saute in butter over med/low heat 3 min per side.

Recipe Notes

Don't use a nonstick pan that is scratched up and looking like it should be retired for camping use. Also, the first crepe always turns out ugly for me - I'm not sure why, so don't panic and consider this your taste test!
Its ok to freeze without the parchment paper but you have to keep them in a single row, do not stack without parchment paper.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

 

Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes Pockets - Our son's favorite breakfast and they are freezer friendly! | natashaskitchen.com

Enjoy these yummy, make-ahead breakfast crepes pockets my friends!! I hope you fall in love with them also 🙂

Q: Do you have a Foodsaver? Do you have any additional suggestions for getting the most out of this amazing tool?

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    October 6, 2015

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    October 6, 2015

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  • Dorina
    October 6, 2015

    I would like to use a FoodSaver for wraping left overs, also saving cheese from getting dry, cut up veggies, and of course freezing meats, berries, etc.

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    October 6, 2015

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  • Jeffrey
    October 6, 2015

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  • Larissa S.
    October 5, 2015

    I would use it to wrap all our leftovers and opened foods like cheese. I always use ziplock freezer bags to freeze meats that I buy in bulk and I think using the foodsaver will keep it more fresh and better tasting.

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  • Kent
    October 5, 2015

    I would use it for preserving garden veggies mostly. =)

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  • Carol G
    October 5, 2015

    I would use it to prepare quick meals for my daughter and son in law when I provide the daycare for granddaughter.

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  • Amy Tong
    October 4, 2015

    love your recipe and how easy to use this Food Saver. I know I’ll be using it for seasonal fruit and fresh herbs. 🙂

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  • Shannon
    October 4, 2015

    This would be great for leftovers in our family!

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    October 4, 2015

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    October 4, 2015

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/650789008600104960 Thanks again

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  • Margaret Smith
    October 4, 2015

    I’d like to use this for leftovers and for freezing fresh veggies from our garden. Thanks so much.

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    October 4, 2015

    I would use it to vacuum seal meats, cheeses and everything else!!!

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    October 4, 2015

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    October 4, 2015

    i wold buy meat in bulk and portion it, using the food saver to package the portions so the meat will last longer

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    October 3, 2015

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    October 3, 2015

    I would use my food saver to store baby food, meat and seafood.

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    October 3, 2015

    I like the idea of sealing all of our plastic bags in the pantry.

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    October 3, 2015

    meats leftovers etc
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    October 3, 2015

    I would use these bags to finally organize my fridge. It’s a mess. #SweepstakesEntry

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  • sheri
    October 3, 2015

    I would use the food saver for everything, I make ahead meals to freeze, and buy in bulk, and this would save me lots of freezer bags.

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  • Olga
    October 3, 2015

    I would use the FoodSaver System to preserve leftover lunch meat. Those packages usually don’t close very well once you open them, so I would use the system to keep the meat from spoiling. 🙂
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    October 3, 2015

    Would use to freeze meat that I get on sale but cant use at once! #SweepstakesEntry

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    October 3, 2015

    We have used the food saver system when we buy value packs of meat. We repackage into smaller portions to make dinner time prep easier to manage. I would love to see how it could help for baking ahead of time, especially with the holidays approaching.

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    October 3, 2015

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    October 3, 2015

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    October 1, 2015

    I would use the FoodSaver for ground beef. My local store has a sale about once a month and I stock up, but it doesn’t keep very well in plastic bags in the freezer. This would come in handy. #SweepstakesEntry

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  • Lyuda
    October 1, 2015

    By the way, the crepe pockets look delicious *drool* Need to definitely try these!

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  • Lyuda
    October 1, 2015

    I would practically use the FoodSaver everyday! I try to be frugal and buy bulk items on sale, but need a better way to store them. I would also use it for fresh produce (especially fruits for smoothies) and things from my garden. Since both my husband and I are full time students, it would be nice to prepare food on the weekends, freeze them, and let them be emergency food for finals. It would make my life a life way easier!!

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      October 29, 2015

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  • Lauren E.
    October 1, 2015

    We’d use the foodsaver to preserve meat that the hubby has hunted for.

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  • Angie K
    September 30, 2015

    I would love one of these because my husband catches a lot of fish and this would help us keep it fresh longer. Also would use it for meats and the crepe pockets is an excellent idea as well. Cant wait to try them!

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  • galina
    September 30, 2015

    i would use this to store fruits and meats.

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  • Nella
    September 30, 2015

    I would use it for meats, to store them in freezer better, and veggies and fruits!

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  • libby rouse
    September 29, 2015

    I would buy large packages of chicken, beef, etc and then divide out in portions for my family, would save me money!!

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  • Natalia
    September 29, 2015

    I would use it to freeze strawberries for smoothies and tomatoes from my garden(I sliced them )

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  • Erin R.
    September 29, 2015

    This would be good for freezing individual chicken breasts since we often only use one or two at a time.

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  • Alla
    September 29, 2015

    We eat a lot of fish in our family, but it can be expensive. I would love to stock up and freeze, when it is on sale! And we buy grass-fed beef from a farmer and it would be great to store it in these bags as well. #SweepstakesEntry

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    September 29, 2015

    We love to buy chicken in bulk then clean it, cut it and freeze it for easy week night use. I would love to use this to store our poultry.
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    September 29, 2015

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  • sunshine
    September 29, 2015

    I’m in the process of looking into buying grass fed beef from farmer this would work perfect in keeping the expensive but good for you meat fresh

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    September 29, 2015

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  • Sharon
    September 29, 2015

    I would use it to store meat that I bought in bulk at a better price than buying small portions, and I would also use it to store and freeze berries for cooking out of season.

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    September 28, 2015

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    September 28, 2015

    I made an entry but forgot the hashtag so I will do it again.. I would use the food saver to purchase in bulk to save money and store or freeze items #SweepstakesEntry

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    September 28, 2015

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    September 28, 2015

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    September 28, 2015

    I would use it for baby food.

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    September 28, 2015

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    September 28, 2015

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    I am going to make me a crepe in the morning such as this one while the kids are off to school because this is a grownup breakfast deluxe meal

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  • Vesna Ilnitski
    September 28, 2015

    I live in Alaska. I would surely use a food saver system to vacuum seal our smoked salmon, smoked hooligan, bear and caribou meats! Really hope to win!

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  • Kim Henrichs
    September 28, 2015

    These look so good! I would use it to package my meals for my workweek. I harvest a lot of fresh food so this would be a great saver.

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    September 28, 2015

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    Being an empty nester now , I would be able to portion out packages of food , and save the leftovers , since I am still cooking for more than 2

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    September 28, 2015

    I would use it to seal meat so it didnt get freezer burned.

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    September 28, 2015

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    would use to make food & send to my boys in college

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  • Lilianna Juhasz
    September 28, 2015

    like this idea of freeing premade filled crepes It’s discouraging to make a batch of crepes if you only have to cook for one or two and I really like making them and eating them, but don’t want to stuff myself just because I made so many. I do have a suggestion for the ham and egg crepes. I find that if I add sour cream to my scrambled eggs instead of milk or cream, they stay moister and fluffier, even after reheating. This might also work with greek style yogurt, but I have never tried it that way. If you freeze and reheat the ham and cheese crepes, the extra moisture from the sour cream might keep the filling closer to the consistency of freshly scrambled eggs.

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  • Galina
    September 28, 2015

    I freeze a lot of food for my family, so I would use it a lother for better freeze.

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      September 28, 2015

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  • Cindy M.
    September 28, 2015

    I can think of many ways that I would use it – one is that I buy chicken breast in bulk & have noticed a fair amount of ice crystals that form in regular freezer bags, so it would be great for all of my bulk meats!

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  • Elizabeth Cardenas
    September 28, 2015

    I would use the Foodsaver system to freeze food prep items (chopped veggies, cut fruit, etc.) to make breakfasts/dinners and kids lunches easier during the week!

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    September 28, 2015

    I would like to use to stock my freezer with delicious food that always made on Saturday and eat it during week.

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    September 28, 2015

    Freezing all the fish we catch!! Salmon Season! “#SweepstakesEntry”

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    September 28, 2015

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    September 28, 2015

    Shoot I forgot the #SweepstakesEntry I would use it to store my crock pot freezer meals. 🙂

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    September 28, 2015

    i would use it to freeze and save meals for later 🙂

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    September 27, 2015

    #SweepstakesEntry We are going to buy a share in meet from local farmer, so this machine is a must-have in helping us to keep meet fresh and free of freeze burn!

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  • Jordan D.
    September 27, 2015

    I’d definitely use this to make large batch meals to freeze and save for when I don’t have time to make dinner, or need a lunch to grab to take to work!

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  • nadia
    September 27, 2015

    I’d like to try food saver to store meat in the freezer

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    September 27, 2015

    I would love to use it to make freezer meals and be able to pull one of them out on a busy night.

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    September 27, 2015

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/648042214640250880

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  • Elle
    September 27, 2015

    I would use this to freeze leftovers as well as pre-made meals, especially ones with meat/chicken.

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  • KP Kwan
    September 26, 2015

    Hi Natasha,

    I just tried your recipe for breakfast this morning and post in FB, and hashtag you too #natashaskitchen .

    You can see my photo image there 🙂

    KP Kwan

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 26, 2015

      I just saw it!! Thank you so much for sharing your picture! I’m so happy you liked it 🙂

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    September 26, 2015

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  • CR Williams
    September 26, 2015

    I would use it to freeze my meals so that I can save time when it comes to daily dinner.

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    September 26, 2015

    I tweeted about this promotion! https://twitter.com/mmstarla/status/647944034313482240

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  • Starla
    September 26, 2015

    Can I first start off by saying holy! That looks SO good! That machine is so awesome! I have always wanted a food saver machine, but I never took the plunge. I would definitely use it for nights that I am at work so that my Nana can thaw and heat up meals like crock pot meals. I would also love to make smoothie packs and then just blend them and I’m good to go! Perfect for meal prep and healthy lifestyle changes! #SweepstakesEntry

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