Mamma Chia Giveaway, Roasted Veggie Enchiladas & Rice Krispie Balls

Happy New Year Everyone !

I was so ready to get back in the swing of things this week…kids back in school….gym routine…healthier eating…and then my family gets hit with the flu bug ! My son had it last week…hubby and I had it Tuesday and my daughter has it now ! Nice way to start the year :)

So while I was stuck at home yesterday with a sick daughter (and really craving some veggies after the last few weeks’ indulgences!) I came across a recipe for Stacked Roasted Veggie Enchiladas.  After realizing I had all the ingredients, I went to work !   The great thing about this dish is you can customize it to your taste in veggies.  I also made a few changes in the sauce.  Her’s calls for jarred salsa mixed with some fresh cilantro but I had a ton of tomatoes to use so I decided to roast them with some garlic cloves to make the sauce…I LOVE the flavor of roasted tomatoes and garlic…can almost put it on anything.

Anywho, here’s my modified version of her recipe using vegetables I had on hand.  Just try to cut your veggies in the same size so they roast evenly :)

  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, and cut in cubes.
  • 2 carrots, cut in bite sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 6-8 baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup black beans (I used black lentils because I had some cooked ones on-hand)
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used Monterey jack)
  • Garnish with avocado and sour cream
  • *Jar of Salsa
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

*If you want to make the roasted tomato sauce instead of the salsa, just roast about 5-6 large sliced tomatoes and 4 cloves of garlic (drizzled in olive oil and S&P) on a pan on 425 for about an hour (checking after 45 minutes)  … once cooled, add cilantro and blend.

Roasted tomatoes and garlic

Blend Away !

Preheat oven to 425 and place your cut up veggies (minus the spinach, corn, beans) in a bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cumin and salt and pepper and bake for 35 minutes.  Toss with the spinach, corn and black beans.

Spray a 9×11 baking dish and lay 5 tortillas (you can tear them to make them fit) on the bottom.  Spread half of your salsa/tomato sauce on top.  Top with half of the roasted veggies and half of the cheese.  Repeat ending with cheese.  Cover in foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes.  Enjoy !

Roasted Veggie Enchiladas

 

I was also browsing Oh She Glows in which she featured her “Top 21 Vegan Dessert Recipes of 2011” … this particular one is a healthy version of rice krispie treats and I was so excited that I had all the ingredients (only 5!!!) :)   They are so yummy and I love that they aren’t sugary tasting like the original marshmallow and butter-laden treat !  I actually felt good about giving my son a second one when he asked for it!  So here goes….(I doubled her recipe)

Rice Krispie Balls

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rice crisp cereal
  • 6 T brown rice syrup
  • 2 T cacao nibs (or mini chocolate chips)

In a saucepan, stir together almond butter, brown rice syrup and vanilla until melted.  Add cereal and chocolate and stir until well blended.  Wet your hands and shape into balls and place on parchment or saran wrap until cool.    Makes a dozen.

Rice Krispie Balls

And last, we are doing a giveaway with Mamma Chia.    All of us Healthy Mammas have raved about the benefits of Chia…and we’re so excited it comes in a drink now :)   I’ve tried all 4 flavors and they are all great…I have to say the Cherry Lime is my favorite…I think because it reminds me of the cherry limeades I drank as a kid…great flavor combo :)   All you have to do is COMMENT on this post to enter …one lucky winner with win 4 VIP Free product coupons !! Giveaway open to US residents only.

You can also go “Like” their facebook page   www.facebook.com/MammaChia1

To find a Mamma Chia store near you : http://www.mammachia.com/find-us

One bottle of Mamma Chia contains:
* 2500mg Omega-3
* Excellent Source of Fiber
* 4g Complete Protein
* 95 mg Calcium
* High in Antioxidants
* Lightly Sweetened with Organic Agave Nectar-less than 1 tablespoon
* Gluten-Free & Vegan

Mamma Chia

Mamma Chia comes in 4 delicious flavors:

Blackberry Hibiscus
Cherry Lime
Cranberry Lemonade
Raspberry Passion

Thanks and hope everyone has a great weekend !!!!

Jenn

 

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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!

Comments

  1. Misty says:

    Tried Mamma Chia once long while back ;)

  2. Indira says:

    Keeping my fingers cross I’ll win and will finally find out what all the hype is about :)

  3. Christina says:

    I’ve never tried the Mamma chia drinks before, but they look yummy!

  4. Ali says:

    My daughter and I tried Mama Chia at Whole Foods a couple of weeks back. It was fun to drink/chew :)

  5. Nicole says:

    I’ll make your veggie enchiladas this weekend. Thanks for the recipe- we need something new! I’ve passed by the Mama Chias at Whole Foods and never picked one up. Maybe next time?

  6. Kristy says:

    Would love to try the drink. Great recipes in your post. I am trying to find great vegetarian recipes my family will like, and with some tweaks (aka dicing some veggies really small) I think my family will like both recipes!

  7. Holly says:

    Never tried it but would love to!

  8. susan says:

    I’ve made chia muffins and chia pudding. Would love to try the drink

  9. Kristin E. says:

    I LOVE Mama Chia, especially the Cranberry Lemonade, so yummy!

  10. Tiffany A. says:

    Enchiladas look yummy. Gonna make those soon.
    I would love to win this giveaway, I love chia!!!

  11. Jen says:

    Mmmmm! I have recently started plant-based living and I’m always looking for new things to try. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Cindy says:

    Yes, I would love to try the Chia drinks. Love Chia seeds on oatmeal!

  13. Karen says:

    these recipes sound really good, I’ll be trying them today. The weekend is a great time make a huge pan of something for the week
    !

  14. Maura says:

    Happy New Year! I have seen this but never tired it. Looks interesting! Hope everyone feels better!

  15. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I’d love to try it if you picked me.

  16. Randy Sherman says:

    I think my wife would like this.

  17. Kim Dennis says:

    I haven’t tried the Chia but I would like too now, it looks like it would taste good.

  18. Simone says:

    Looks like a great product, I would love to try it!

  19. MELISSA NUYENS says:

    I love Chia seeds! Can’t wait to try Mamma chia beverage!

  20. kris says:

    Love to try it

  21. Kielts says:

    Just saw this in the store this weekend and wondered what it tastes like.

  22. Joslyn Worsham says:

    Wow! I’m new to chia and can’t wait to get started using this fantastic little seed!

  23. Wehaf says:

    2500 mg of omega 3s? I’ve got to try this!

  24. Sara P. says:

    Yum! Would love to try this.

  25. Debra L says:

    I would love a chance to try this product!

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