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Quinoa Muffins – great snack and lunch! with Mama Jess Garden Good Pasta Sauce

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on Quinoa Muffins – great snack and lunch! with Mama Jess Garden Good Pasta 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 min...

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mama jess’ super bowl picks: healthy & veggie-packed appetizers and party food

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on mama jess’ super bowl picks: healthy & veggie-packed appetizers and party food

Veggie-packed Super Bowl Sunday! We are busy preparing our grocery list for this weekend’s Super Bowl. Super Bowl sometime means a bit of indulgence but it can certainly be done in a healthy and veggie-packed fashion. Here are our top picks: (food picks that is!) Veggie Loaded 7 Layer Dip by Katya at Little Broken Veggie Spring Rolls by Lena at My Pure Vegan Food Bien Good Bites – Mama Jess fav recipe Brussels Sprouts Sliders by Grace at Food Fitness Fresh Air   Also – be sure to check out our past Super Bowl round up here. It includes my absolute favorite Mama Jess taco dip! AND – don’t forget the most delicious Paleo Nachos...

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mama jess bien good bites – healthy and fast appetizer!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on mama jess bien good bites – healthy and fast appetizer!

Happy & Healthy Holidays from the Mama Jess Family to Yours! We hope your holidays are festive, fun & balanced. Balanced? Hard to be balanced when we have a million things on our to-do lists but I always appreciate the reminder to focus on what matters during this holiday season. At the top of my list is cooking homemade comfort foods for my loved ones. I love to whip up a quick, healthy little appetizer for guests, parties or just a cozy Sunday afternoon movie. You’ll appreciate the quickness of this recipe and your guests will appreciate the homemade touch. And a side note – as my recipe tester, these have become my husband’s favorite...

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mama jess back to school tips: batch cooking and healthy muffin recipe for school lunches

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in blog, recipes | Comments Off on mama jess back to school tips: batch cooking and healthy muffin recipe for school lunches

mama jess is preaching about batch cooking again…   Hello friends – Our Back to School Tip today is BATCH COOKING. I cannot say enough about batch cooking and how easy it can be and incredibly helpful it truly is to a busy families schedule. Batch cooking is simply taking a recipe (I prefer recipes that can be frozen) and scaling it up by doubling it or tripling it. For my growing boys, I always batch cook at least 40 meatballs a month! It’s a time saver and I hate the kitchen mess, so this way it’s messy once for multiple meals! This also works fabulous for items like: Soups Muffins Cupcakes Pancakes Waffles Cookies Quinoa...

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mama jess back to school lunch plan

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in blog | Comments Off on mama jess back to school lunch plan

mama jess back to school lunch plan Hello! Today we are doing a simple exercise with our kids. Give them 4 food categories: Veggie/Fruit/Good Grain/Good Protein and make a list of the items they like for their lunch in each category. They must pick one thing from each food category every day in their lunch. Make this a goal (it’s okay if you are working towards fulfilling one category). This is a great start to our grocery list for the first week of school. Remember that every kid will be different and have different likes and dislikes. By planning ahead there are no surprises and we will be prepared to fill our children’s tummy with healthy...

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