Posts by mamajess

Veggie & Protein Packed Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in blog, blogs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Veggie & Protein Packed Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Happy Thursday, Mamas! I am so excited to share this less-than-30 minute pasta recipe with you today, it’s packed full of veggies, protein, and Mama Jess pasta sauce of course! I have always joked that one of my special talents is turning anything in the fridge into a delicious pasta dish, and I am proud to say that I have succeeded once again. Which means I’m sharing it with you! The special part about this dish, though, is in the sauce! I chose to take our no-sugar added, veggie-based pasta sauce and add in a dash of heavy whipping cream to create a luscious creamy tomato sauce and it was such a treat! PS: the leftovers are even better because the pasta has...

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Roasted Cauliflower “Nachos”

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Roasted Cauliflower “Nachos”

Here at Mama Jess, we are constantly trying to think up new ways to make our old favorite snacks and meals healthy. With school back in session in less than two weeks (we are almost there!) we wanted to provide you with some kick-butt snacks to have in your arsenal for when everyone gets home hungry (husbands included). So today, we bring you roasted cauliflower nachos. Cheesy, savory, packed with veggies, topped with classic nacho toppings, and oh so simple…you can’t go wrong with these! I used a full head of cauliflower rather than frozen because it will crisp better when roasted if the cauliflower is dry. This recipe is quick to pop in the oven for a...

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Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

I received the gift that keeps on giving for Mother’s Day: an Air Fryer! This thing is practically magical. I have been making french fries, crunchy veggies, and even crispy chicken nuggets for my son who can’t have grains…it’s the best! It has essentially replaced our toaster oven and I think we all like it better…Quick plug: it’s from Costco and you can find it HERE. This week I took on a family favorite: Eggplant Parmesan because it’s eggplant season! Top it with Mama Jess Garden Good Organic Pasta Sauce and you have a no sugar added, veggie-packed, low carb meal! Xoxo, Jess and the Mamas at Mama Jess Air Fryer...

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Butternut Squash Fries with Fry Sauce

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Butternut Squash Fries with Fry Sauce

I have a confession: I am obsessed with French fries. Waffle fries, steak fries, frites, curly fries…I don’t have a type. Lately, though, I have been exploring recipes for a cleaner, healthier version of the French fry. First, I settled with a sweet potato fry (using this recipe, just with sweet potatoes!), but I wanted to go even healthier. Enter the Butternut Squash Fry. A simple recipe both in the instructions and in the ingredients, and I love squeezing in another veggie serving for the day while still feeling like I’m indulging. The only thing missing was a fantastic sauce to dip these in. (Pro tip: when de-seeding the squash, keep the seeds to roast! Such a...

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Vegetarian Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in blog, blogs | Comments Off on Vegetarian Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes, two simple sets of ingredients come together and make the most delicious dish. Case in point: honey mustard sauce, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and in today’s recipe, Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes. A perfect blend of spices, veggies, and natural sweetness…you will be craving this for days to come. First, you start with the veggies. Roast the corn with only salt, cumin, and chili powder in a sauté pan and stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes until it has browned a bit. Set aside in a bowl with the rinsed black beans. Next sauté the onions in the butter until they are translucent. Add them to the bowl. While those are sautéing, use a...

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