Cindy Lane

Your Independent Consultant

I became an independent consultant with Shelf Reliance in July of 2010, and it couldn't have happened at a better time for us.  One year earlier my husband was laid off from a pretty good job.  We knew it was coming, but it still took him a few moths to find another job.  We have five kids and went several months with no income.  It was tough, but I had a decent supply of food stored up from sales and special offers I'd taken advantage of from the supermarket.  Food is a valuable commodity, especially when you don't have resources available to get more and have to make due with what you already have.  
Having that food supply was a tremendous blessing, and it taught me many things.  I learned that being prepared with food and supplies kept us from experiencing even more stress as a family, and allowed us to focus on other important things.  I learned that just because I saved money by purchasing groceries on sale, didn't make them taste any better; we quickly discovered that we had many things in storage that we didn't really like at all.  Lastly, I learned that we actually enjoyed the convenience of shopping for groceries in our home. It was very nice and extremely convenient to walk into the room full of food and pick out what we need from our "home store".  This is why I'm excited to be able to teach others about this concept.  THRIVE foods by Shelf Reliance have become a delicious and nutritious addition to our home store.  Besides being extremely convenient and versatile, not having to worry about waste has saved us lots of time and money.  
An equally important benefit to being a consultant is the money.  I help supplement our income by teaching people the benefits of building their very own Home Store and I get paid to do it.  It's the best of both worlds - food and money.  I love what I do!

Cindy's Blog

Lentil Beef Sloppy Joes

January 19, 2013

Lentils add a hearty healthy addition to traditional Sloppy Joes. 1/4 cup Thrive Carrots 3/4 cup Thrive FD Onions 1/2 cup Thrive Mixed Bell Peppers 1/2 cup Thrive Green Chiles 1 cup ketchup 1 cup Thrive Lentils, rinsed 2 cups Thrive FD Ground Beef 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 tsp dried oregano 2 Tbsp Worchestershire... Read More…

Sausage Corn Muffins

January 19, 2013

I don't know why Thrive Sausage has been on my radar lately, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make these muffins.   1 1/4 cups Thrive Cornmeal 1 /14 cups Thrive Flour 1 1/2 cups Thrive FD Sausage Crumbles, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and drained 1 cup Thrive FD Sweet Corn, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes and drained 1/3 cup... Read More…

Sausage Potato Breakfast Bake

January 15, 2013

This is a wonderful warm breakfast with sausage, egg, and veggies.  Yum! 1 cup Thrive FD Sausage 2 cups Thrive FD Potato Dices 1/2 cup Thrive FD Red Bell Pepper 1/4 cup Thrive FD Onion 1/2 cup Thrive FD Spinach 1 Tbsp canola oil 8 Tbsp Thrive Whole Egg Powder 1/4 cup Thrive Instant Milk 3/4 tsp dried basiil 1/4 tsp Thrive... Read More…

Strawberry Banana Muffins

December 18, 2012

We love muffins!  I have been making this yummy recipe for a few years after  finding it online and decided it would be super easy to make using Thrive ingredients.  The wheat flour adds a nice hearty texture and and great nutrition.   3 Tbsp Thrive Whole Egg Powder, reconstituted in 6 Tbsp water 3/4 cup Thrive Applesauce, reconstituted with 1 1/2 cups... Read More…

Fruit Oatmeal

November 15, 2012

I grew up on instant oatmeal packets that I THOUGHT were pretty good - until I started making my own oatmeal from scratch.  This Fruit Oatmeal recipe is insanely delicious and healthy!  There is absolutely NO added sweeteners - it's sweetened from the naturally occurring sugars in the fruit.  Delicious! 4 1/2 cups water 2 cups Old Fashioned (or Regular) Rolled Oats... Read More…

Crunchy Veggie Nuggets

November 15, 2012

I admit, I'm always trying to find new fun ways to prepare veggies.  It's not that my family doesn't like them, it's just that they are more excited about eating the same veggies if they are served in a different form.  These nuggets were fun for all - even the adults! This recipe makes a lot, depending on the size of nugget you make.  These are perfect for... Read More…

Split Pea Potato Soup

November 14, 2012

Winter is the perfect time to pull out that soup pot and make something warm and hearty.  That's exactly what you'll get from this perfectly delicious soup made from Thrive ingredients. 2 Tbsp Thrive Chicken Bouillon 12 cups water 2 cups Thrive Split Peas 1 cup Thrive Potato Chunks 1 1/2 cups Thrive Sweet Potatoes (if you still have some in stock) or 1 medium... Read More…

Cherry Barley Breakfast

October 9, 2012

As the weather cools every year to make way for fall, I look forward to making warm, hearty breakfasts for my family.  I recenty stumbled upon a healthy recipe combining the chewy goodness of barley with the sweetness of cherries.  I knew I could make this a Thrive sensation. 1 cup Thrive Pearl Barley 2 cups water Combine barley and water in medium pot and bring to a... Read More…

Corny Chicken and Rice

October 3, 2012

I saw a recipe a friend pinned on Pinterest and thought, "that would be a deliciously easy Thrive recipe."  Well, I was right!  In fact, this Thrive version saved me tonight.  I was stuck in traffic and running late for a training call.  By the time I got home all I had time to do was throw the ingredients together in dish  and shove it in the oven.  My... Read More…

Macaroon Mania

October 1, 2012

I love Thrive Macaroons as much as the next coconut lover, but sometimes it's fun to mix it up a bit.  Here are some fun recipes I came up with while playing around in the kitchen.   *Each recipe requires 2 cups Thrive Macaroon Mix, and bakes at 350' for 12-14 minutes.   Garden Macaroons 1/2 cup Thrive FD Strawberries 1/3 cup Thrive FD... Read More…