good meals

Mama Jess Clean Eating Broccoli Tots and our No Sugar Added Ketchup

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes | Comments Off on Mama Jess Clean Eating Broccoli Tots and our No Sugar Added Ketchup

We are knee deep in toddlerhood over here and one of my tyrants is refusing vegetables with amazing vigor.  He will reject broccoli over and over, even when it is sprinkled with cheese, dipped in hummus or homemade ranch or combined with his favorite food (yes I put broccoli on pizza; no he didn’t eat it). All the parenting experts tell me that if I let him have a hand in preparing it and I stay calm and emotionally neutral when he tries it (or doesn’t, as is our case) he will eventually come around. And so while I not-so-patiently wait for him to come around, I also make these. Broccoli tots. Because they are shaped nothing like broccoli and they get dipped in...

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Paleo Meatballs and Mama Jess Garden Pasta Sauce Over Yellow Squash Pasta

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes | Comments Off on Paleo Meatballs and Mama Jess Garden Pasta Sauce Over Yellow Squash Pasta

We have been neglectful on our blog as we’ve been busy cooking in the kitchen – literally and figuratively! Thanks for your patience friends. This is a most delicious recipe that you cannot go wrong! Please enjoy! Ingredients:  2 Tablespoons EVOO 1 cup Yellow Onion, fine dice 4 cloves Garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes 1 teaspoon Oregano, dried 1 pound Ground Beef, grass fed 90% 10 oz. (2 links) Milk Italian Sausage 1 Egg 1/2 cup Almond Flour 1 teaspoon Sea Salt 6 Yellow Squash, peeled 3 cups (1 jar) Mama Jess Garden Pasta Sauce – No Sugar Added   PREHEAT: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil and place a...

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a family meal with mama jess and heinen’s fine foods & 365 barrington – mexican veggie bowls: cauliflower rice, cilantro quinoa & cabbage salad

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in blog, good meals, recipes | Comments Off on a family meal with mama jess and heinen’s fine foods & 365 barrington – mexican veggie bowls: cauliflower rice, cilantro quinoa & cabbage salad

A Family Meal with Mama Jess by Jessica Grelle, Mother-of-two and founder of Mama Jess organic pasta sauces As a mom of active kiddos, I understand that dinnertime can often be sacrificed for sports and activities. We are all doing the best we can, but taking a little time out to re-commit to a family mealtime a little more frequently can be really beneficial. It doesn’t have to be all from scratch either; Heinen’s Prepared Foods counter makes it easy to prepare healthy meals in a snap.  Whether it’s on Sunday, or any day of the week, family dinners are not just a great time to connect.  They’re also a great time for parents to model healthy eating...

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mama jess good meals: sharing our family dinner – new monthly blog with YOU (featured readers)!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in blog, good meals, recipes | Comments Off on mama jess good meals: sharing our family dinner – new monthly blog with YOU (featured readers)!

  Hello friends,   The Mama Jess Team is very excited to bring you a new monthly blog feature: Good Meals: Sharing Our Family Dinners. We are putting an emphasis on veggies (like always!) and eating together as a family. In this day and age it seems the family dinner time together is happening less and less. We are all so busy but I think it’s time to campaign to get back together once a week at least – let’s start there and build on it. We recently posted this to our Facebook: We only have 940 Saturdays with our children from their birth till they are 18 (presumably leaving the nest). So do the math – if you brought your family together for a meal...

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