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Our Story

The Family Freezer (formerly New Leaf Wellness) started as a blog dedicated to healthy crockpot recipes and freezer meals. We currently average over one million page views per month and have over 100k email subscribers, 70k Pinterest followers, 30k Facebook fans, and 10k Instagram followers. We are a small team of family members and friends who are passionate about food, creativity, and hard work. Your support and encouragement mean the world to us, so please reach out anytime.


We have sold over 85,000 eBook cookbooks focused on healthy crockpot recipes and easy freezer meals. Our eCookbooks are printer-friendly pdf files that can be read on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Inside every cookbook, you’ll find easy and healthy recipes, full nutritional information, printable grocery lists, freezer cooking tips, and more. Our goal is to show you how healthy eating can be delicious and budget-friendly too.

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Meet the Team
Kelly McNelis
Creator of New Leaf Wellness

Kelly is the wife, mother of five, and crockpot addict behind The Family Freezer (formally New Leaf Wellness). She is committed to sharing healthy, simple, and budget-friendly recipes through the website’s blog and nine freezer eCookbooks (more coming soon!). Besides cooking and eating, Kelly loves spending time with her family, reading fiction, and running outside.

Jill Rogers
Contributing Writer

Jill is Kelly’s cousin and most-trusted recipe developer. She started sharing recipes on the blog in 2014 and helped create recipes for some of our eCookbooks. Jill lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two energy-filled boys. She’s an artist at heart who enjoys painting, renovating her farmhouse, and everything related to books.

Andy McNelis
Co-Founder of New Leaf Wellness

Andy joined The Family Freezer (formally New Leaf Wellness) full-time in January of 2016 to help grow the business with his wife, Kelly, and their five children; four amazing girls and one little man. Andy ensures The Family Freezer  is up and running, focusing on the technical site development and dabbling in analytics, web design, and marketing. Up at 3 a.m. on weekdays, he is a morning CrossFit addict who enjoys time with family and his unofficial role as recipe taste-tester.

Jana Kachmarek
Virtual Assistant

Jana joined The Family Freezer (formally New Leaf Wellness) team in 2015. With an eye for detail, she creates our printable recipes, grocery lists, nutritional info, and more. Jana lives in Minnesota with her husband and two daughters where she is a massage therapist and portrait photographer. When she’s not working, Jana enjoys sunshine, warm weather, and palm trees, and dreaming of moving to Kauai.

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