5 Layer Fiesta Roll Ups

Looking for an easy snack or appetizer to make for your next get together? Here you go! Ditch the traditional 7 layered dip and get creative with these tasty bites! They have all the of same ingredients as your favorite layered dip except this is bite-sized and it can be on-the-go. You can also add as many different “layers” as you would like–just remember it may get tricky if you add too many more toppings when rolling your tortillas up. These take only a few minutes to assemble and when they are finished they look amazing!

image

5 Layer Fiesta Roll Ups

5 Layer Fiesta Roll Ups

This is a unique twist of the traditional 7 layer dip in a delicious bite!

Ingredients

8 spinach tortillas ( you can also whole regular)

1 can of refried beans

1 cup Pico de gallo

1 cup shredded mexican cheese

1 cup whole corn

1 cup black olives

Instructions

  1. Place tortillas on a hard surface. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of re-fried beans to each tortilla. Spread evenly to ensure whole tortilla is covered. Repeat with every tortilla, then sprinkle tortilla with about 1 tablespoon of pico de gallo, shredded cheese, corn, and black olives. Roll tortilla tight to make sure everything stays inside. Wrap up rolled stuffed tortilla with either foil or plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for about 20-30minutes. This will make everything stay together when you cut it into pieces.
  2. Unwrap tortilla and slice into about 1/2 inch slices with a serrated knife. Serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Enjoy
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/04/5-layer-fiesta-roll-ups/

image

Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix

You just can’t go wrong with good old fashioned Chex Mix, it even gets better when it’s flavored with ranch seasoning and spicy buffalo sauce! The fun part about making Chex Mix is you can add your favorite fixins’ to it–the possibilities are endless.. Add this to your next Super Bowl party!

image

Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix

Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat chex cereal

2 cups corn or rice cereal

2 cups of pretzels

2 cups of garlic flavored pita chips (or bagel chips)

2 cups of gold fish

1 cup Spanish peanuts

1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce

1 package of Ranch seasoning mix

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

6 Tbsp butter; unsalted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place chex cereal, pretzels, pita chips, gold fish, and peanuts in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, microwave wing sauce, ranch mix, Worcestershire sauce, and butter for about 30-40 seconds until melted, then stir.
  3. Pour over chex mix until well coated. Pour mixture onto baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/02/buffalo-ranch-chex-mix/

Sweet Winter Kale Power Salad

image
I have been making this yummy salad for lunch and I love it! Instead of beans, I also use rotisserie chicken breast. This salad is filling and hearty just like a salad should be. I love this because it is so clean, healthy, and every bite is packed with anti-oxidants. You can add your favorite salad toppers to this so there is no wrong way to make this. I also add feta or blue cheese to this occasionally for even more of a perfect salad!

Ingredients:
1 package of cut kale; pre-washed, ribs removed (about 5 cups)
2 tsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1 lemon
1/4 cup raisins
1 shallot; finely chopped
1/4 of your favorite nut mix (I used pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, and walnuts)
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of corn; drained
1 cucumber; peeled, seeds removed, and chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:
1. Place kale in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lemon and add 2 tsp of olive oil. Massage kale )with your hands)  with olive oil and lemon until it feels tender. This is extremely important because it softens the kale so it is easier to eat. The color of the kale will also turn bright green and look very fresh. Continue to massage for about 3-5 minutes.

2. Bring a frying pan to medium heat. Add 1 tsp of olive oil and shallots. Sauté for 2 minutes and then add raisins. Sauté for another 2 minutes until shallots look cooked and raisins look plump. Pour mixture over kale and stir until combined.

3. Add your favorite nut mixture, beans, corn, cucumbers, cranberries, and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

****Another great alternative for a salad topper instead of beans, is rotisserie chicken.
*****This is great for make-ahead lunches, the longer the kale sits; the better!
image

Annie’s Giveaway–What’s your favorite Annie’s Product?

image
We have another fun giveaway all thanks to Annie’s Homegrown! You may have been familair with Annie’s Homegrown products the same way I was…by the little bunny/rabbit shapped Mac N Cheese, crackers, and even fruit snacks! As I became more familiar with healthy eating, I started buying Annie’s salad dressing (I think I may have tried every flavor by now!). Annie’s Homegrown products are all natural, wholeseome, and organic. They are also launching all kinds of new and exciting products such as: new salad dressing flavors, frozen pizzas, entrée meals, and mini snack size treats! You will all have to and try at least one of these products out, so be sure to look for the little bunny logo the next trip you make to the grocery store!

One lucky winner will be receiving the following:

• 1 box each of mac + cheese (white cheddar, aged cheddar, GF pasta)
• 1 box of cheddar squares
• 1 box of fruit snacks
• Chino Bag (so cool!)
• Annie’s Homegrown Coupon
• Spork

HOW TO ENTER: enter the Giveaway Widget on the right side of my blog and be sure to let us know what your favorite Anne’s product is! 1 random winner will chosen next Monday August 11th. Go enter!

Below is one of my favorite Annie’s recipes to make:
Asain Sesame Kale, Mushroom, and Aspargus Quinoa Salad:
image
image

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 bunch of aspargus, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 bunch of kale; coarsley chopped
1 cup mushrooms; sliced
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Annie’s Homegrown Asain Sesame dressing

Steps:
1. In a medium sauce pan bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until water is absorbs and quinoa is fully cooked.

2. In a medium frying pan add in olive oil asparagus, kale, mushrooms, and sprinkle salt and pepper. Saute for 7-10 minutes and then add to cooked quinoa. Pour dressing onto salad and mix until everything is combined to perfection. Optional: top with avocado! Easy peasey! 🙂

Annie’s Homegrown

Team Annie’s
Join Team Annie’s, a fun social community where fans get special access to the world of Annie’s and can share their love for Annie’s delicious products (did someone say “Mac and Cheese”?!).
#TeamAnnies

 

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Annie’s Homegrown. This could include Annie’s providing me w/ content, product, access or other forms of payment.

Banana Almond Protein Bars

image
We all love treats so these come in handy so perfectly! The make a great grab-n-go snack or breakfast. Also, I love the additional protein and fiber that comes from Silk Almond Milk Protein and Fiber plus.

Yield: 16-20 servings

Ingredients:
5 Tbsp butter; softened
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large bananas)
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup Silk almond milk protein & fiber plus, origanal or vanilla flavor
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chocolate chips..or a little more 🙂

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, honey, and brown sugar. Once butter is creamed with honey and sugar, slowly add in vanilla, egg, and egg whites.

2. In a small seperate bowl, mash together bananas with a fork until well mashed. Add bananas to batter mix until combined. Whisk in flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup chocolate chips, and almond milk until batter becomes smooth (batter will be a bit thick).

3. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter. Pour mixture in baking dish and smooth out with spatula until batter is completely even. Sprinkle with leftover chopped almonds and chooclate chips..I added a little more ;). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes and then cut into squares. Let cool on cooling rack for best results. Enojoy!
image