2013 February | mama jess

Posts made in February, 2013

mama jess’ favorite healthy lunches – part 2 – perfect for school or work

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in blog, recipes | Comments Off on mama jess’ favorite healthy lunches – part 2 – perfect for school or work

Hello Friends – We decided to do another round of Mama Jess’ Favorite Lunches because they were crazy popular & we feel we need some new motivation half way through the school year.  Now these are certainly perfect for our families and kids – but don’t exclude the work lunches. We think that a lot of these recipes are great for a re-charging, healthy lunch – at any age!   Please be sure to reference Mama Jess’ Lunch rules from August  – click here.   A couple additional rules this time:   Clean your lunch box without harsh chemicals or soaps. We don’t want our food to absorb artificial fragrances. Use the cleaning guide below and...

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mama jess quinoa bites (mini muffins) with garden good sauce

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in recipes | Comments Off on mama jess quinoa bites (mini muffins) with garden good sauce

Quinoa is a fabulous grain. It’s certainly Mr. Popular right now – we will expand on it in later posts, but for now we think you should try this delicious grain & recipe. Real quick – why we LOVE quinoa: It contains all 9 essential amino acids (building blocks of protein)  and it has two times the fiber of most grains. That is great news for those of us that are vegans & vegetarians. We can get plenty of the desired protein from grains & veggies – thank you Mother Nature!   quinoa mini muffins 2014-07-02 18:22:32 Serves 6 Write a review Save Recipe Print Total Time 40...

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mama jess cauliflower ‘bread’ sticks with garden good dipping sauce – double the veggies!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in recipes | Comments Off on mama jess cauliflower ‘bread’ sticks with garden good dipping sauce – double the veggies!

We did it – we hopped on the cauliflower bandwagon. We think these are about the healthiest recipe out there – you need the cheese but we tried to use it sparingly. Also – don’t exclude the fresh garlic! It’s a must for these Italian styled breadsticks. They take over 45 minutes to bake, but believe us, it’s worth the wait! Enjoy your veggies! cauliflower breadsticks with mama jess garden good 2014-07-02 18:30:20 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Total Time 45 min Total Time 45 min Ingredients 1/3 of large head of...

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mama jess roasted veggie & bean burritos with bien good enchilada sauce

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in recipes | Comments Off on mama jess roasted veggie & bean burritos with bien good enchilada sauce

Hi Friends – This is the perfect batch cooking lunch recipe. Make this on the weekend and you have a week’s worth of quick, healthy & economical lunches. Trust me,  eating organic & veggie based is not expensive! Plus with the fiber in the beans, sweet potatoes & whole wheat/grain tortilla you will be completely satisfied.   mama jess roasted veggie & bean burritos 2014-07-02 18:38:40 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Total Time 35 min Total Time 35 min Ingredients 2 whole organic sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1...

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spaghetti squash – mama jess veggie of the month by kelly van stone

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on spaghetti squash – mama jess veggie of the month by kelly van stone

Vegetable of the Month – Spaghetti Squash   February is upon us already!  Winter is in full swing where I live and my thoughts are already turning to warmer spring weather ahead of us.  Soon enough, I remind myself.  For now, I will embrace the winter wonderland in the Midwest!   Most of you with active school age children know how busy it is for families at this time of year.  There is always plenty of homework as wells as practicing school plays. Sports and gearing up for recitals (at least in my household).  Making time for nutritious, fast, and easy meals can be a challenge!  I am always looking for recipes that make mealtime...

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