Wholesome Meals

My Favorite Enchiladas!

Hi loves! I hope you’re all having a magical day! I’m so happy to be sharing this recipe with all of you. I have been making it so much lately. Generally my family isn’t as into healthy living as I am but this recipe is such a great compromise! You’re getting your classic Mexican food fix while still get lean protein from the chicken and black beans! I love it because it is so versatile, if you don’t eat meat you can leave out the chicken, you can substitute basically anything in it that you don’t like. Personally I’m not a fan of meat but my family is so I will add chicken to the majority and leave a few without for myself. Need a recipe for your super bowl party? This is perfect for any party:)

I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients

White Sauce

  • 3 tbsp kerrygold grass fed butter or coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup organic light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp organic green chilies or chopped jalapeño
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin

Enchiladas

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup rinsed black beans
  • 1/4 cups sliced scallions for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch or crushed red pepper if you like it spicy!
  • 2 cups organic shredded Mexican cheese
  • 8 gluten free tortillas



Directions

Cooking the chicken

  • Place 2-3 uncooked bonless chicken breasts in a pan and cover halfway with water
  • Turn stove on medium heat
  • Add coconut oil
  • Add 1 tsp paprika, 1tsp cumin and  salt and pepper
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked and white on the inside (5-8 min depending on how thick your chicken breast is) drain remaining water and shred chicken with a fork and knife
  • Place chicken in a bowl for later use

White sauce directions

  • Melt the butter or coconut oil on low heat, add the flour and whisk until smooth
  • Add the milk, turn heat to medium and whisk until thick
  • Add the chicken broth and sour cream and whisk
  • Add the remaining cumin, salt and pepper to taste and diced chilies
  • Turn off the heat and set aside for later

Enchiladas directions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add 2 spoonfuls of white sauce to a casserole dish
  • In a large mixing bowl add chicken, 1 cup cheese, black beans, remaining paprika, salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 cup white sauce, mix together
  • Disperse filling evenly between tortillas, roll them up then place touching each other in the baking dish
  • Pour remaining white sauce evenly over enchiladas
  • Add remaining cheese to the top
  • Bake 25 min
  • Add scallions to the top for garnish



Wholesome Treats

Raspberry Lemon Zuchinni Bread

 

Hello loves! Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like nothing is going right? Unless you’re superman, I know you understand. Well about half way through the day during one of my way too frequent visits to Target, I was browsing around the office supplies isle and I found just what I needed! A cute little notebook that has a reassuring quote on each page, so everyday you have a little something just to let you know that everything will be ok. Sometimes a little reminder is all we need. When I finally got home I got started on this recipe and it turned out wonderful! There is something so satisfying and fulfilling in knowing that you created something delicious. So try it out with me! Let’s get started loves!

Ingredients

  • 2cups organic all propose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cage free organic eggs (my favorite brand is Vital Farms from Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 medium grated zucchini
  • 1 cup smashed rasberries

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbps almond milk
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan
  • In a large bowl blend flour, baking powder and salt
  • In a medium bowl combine eggs, oil, (The coconut oil may become thick again while mixing if you use cold eggs and milk. Don’t worry, it will melt again while baking.)  zucchni and sugar
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together
  • Fold in raspberries
  • pour into loaf pan and bake 45-47 min or until tooth pick comes out clean

Glaze Directions

  • Combine milk, sugar and lemon juice until smooth
  • After bread has cooled about 5 min, drizzle on top and let the cool before serving

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Wholesome Treats

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Loaf 

Hello everyone! If you are ready for your house to smell like sweet apples and spicy cinnamon this recipe is the one for you. This apple bread is so warm and delicious, it will make you want to turn on your favorite show (Keeping Up with the Kardashians 😋) grab a cup of chai tea and cozy up on the couch for the night. This recipe is perfect for an easy quick breakfast, bring it to a party, or just for a snack throughout the week! We will be using mostly organic ingredients, also feel free to use gluten free flour.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed organic dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple (finely chopped)
  • Cinnamon and coconut sugar for topping

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl mix sugar, cane sugar and cinnamon
  • Add butter, eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined
  • Add all purpose flour, baking powder and coconut milk
  • Fold in chopped apple
  • Pour batter into a greased bread pan, sprinkle coconut sugar and cinnamon on top (the coconut sugar gives it a carmel flavoring, trust me you will love it)
  • Bake for 50 min or until there is no gooey spots in the center

I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do!

Wholesome Treats

Fluffy Baked Cake Donuts

This is so exciting! My first recipe blog post and we’re making donuts! When you think of clean eating, typically donuts aren’t the first thing to come to mind and rightfully so, normally they’re loaded with refined sugar, deep fried in greasy oil, all of the things we don’t want! I’m happy to tell you the recipe i’m about to share contains none of those things. Now you really can have your donut and eat it too!

I love this recipe so much because it is so flexible. If you’re gluten intolerant, you can substitute in a gluten free flour. If you want to limit your sugar intake, you can use stevia, just as a few examples. Well enough talk, let’s make these donuts!

Ingredients
Donut

• 2 cups all purpose or gluten free flour
• 3/4 cup coconut sugar
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp salt
• 3 tbsp plain or vanilla greek yogurt
• 1 cup dairy free milk
• 2 tbsp coconut oil
• 2 eggs
Glaze (optional)
• 1/3 cup earth balance or preferred butter
• 2 cups confectioners sugar
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 4 tbsp dairy free milk (more if needed)

Directions
Donut
• preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
• grease your donut pan with baking spray ( I use coconut oil spray)
• In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
• In a separate bowl combine the milk, yogurt, eggs, and oil
• With a rubber spatula combine the wet and dry ingredients (the batter will be quite think but that’s ok, if too think to combine add a splash of milk)
• Spoon the batter into an icing bag with a large round tip (a sandwich bag will also work)
• pipe the batter into the greased donut pan
• bake for about 8 minutes (the donut should bounce back when you touch it)
• flip donuts onto a cooling wire wrack allow to cool at least 5-10 minutes

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Glaze
• in a medium bowl mix together softened butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and milk
• dip both sides of donut into glaze and place back on cooling wrack to dry

I hope you love these donuts as much as I do! My husbands favorite dessert is donuts and he is a huge fan of these. As I said before, feel free to make any substitutions you like. That is the great thing about baking and cooking, you can make it your own, everyone has their own personal touch. I will tell you my biggest secret, the most important ingredient is always love.