My husband is a big fan of burritos! I'm leaving town for about a week so I decided to make & freeze burritos for him to heat up in the toaster oven. He has all different kinda! Breakfast burritos some has sausage & egg and others chicken & egg. He has a variey of lunch/dinner burritos that have chicken, beans, & rice, burger & beans, burger, beans & rice, etc. Below I post a simple tutorial on how I make the burritos. They are very inexpensive to make as well!
This is the tutorial for the chicken, black bean, & rice burritos
Start by roasting a whole chicken! Feed your family and then take the left over chicken & shred it in the bowl
Pour in some fresh salsa- if you don't have any of your own just buy some at the store no worries!
Next strain your beans! I only buy dry beans & then cook them myself. They taste much better & are much cheaper. So once you have cooked your beans, strain them, and rinse them.
Take about 1 1/2 cups and put them in the food processor. Process on low until smooth
Next lay out a tortilla. You can make your own or buy some organic ones at the store. Put a small amount of beans - spread them about 2 1/2-3 inches.
Add some rice
Add some chicken
Add some cheese
Next fold the sides inward
Then the end forward. Carefully pull the bean/ meat mixture towards your body while securly rolling the burrito the rest of the way.
Wrap them, label them, and freeze them! Pull them out the night before and toast them in the toaster oven!
My husband and I discovered Nutella about 4 years ago and it's been the best and worst thing that has ever happened to us! My husband will eat Nutella on everything haha! When I have a sweet craving I usually had a spoonful- knowing it wasn't good for me!
Since I make everything else myself I thought I would try to make Nutella myself. I have had many trial and errors via Pinterest and decided to do my own thing and see how it would work- and it worked very well!
Always use organic ingredients when possible
1 1/2 Cups of Hazelnuts
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp hazelnut oil
3/4 Cup of melted chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Brand you can find it on amazon)
3/4 Cup honey (if you are transitioning from Nutella to the homemade kind add the honey plus 2 tbsp coconut sugar to help transition for the first batch)
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
- set oven to 350 and roast the hazelnuts for 15 minutes
- let the hazelnuts cool- this is very important
- once the hazelnuts are cooled, try to remove the skins- I don't remove all of the skins just some.
- put them in a food processor and process until it is a thinner consistency.
- add the honey and oils - blend
- melt the chocolate chips on the stove and then add them to the food processor
- begin to blend- it will have a watery part that comes to the top, pour this into a cup and don't throw it away.
-continue to blend the mixture & you will notice that it is very thick and starting to be hard on the food processor, this is when you add the milk and a tbsp of the liquid you drained off.
- keep processing until very smooth (of it's your first batch add the coconut sugar)
- put into a glass jar with a kid and then put it in the fridge!
Enjoy it! It tastes nuttier than the store bought kind but I enjoy it much more!
I always cook my own beans. I buy them dried in the bag and then cook them! They taste much better and are way cheaper than the canned kind- not to mention healthier without the chemicals from the cans (buy glass if you can!)
I posted a picture to Instagram and Facebook and got a lot of feedback on it about how to cook your own beans so they don't taste dry. I even got questions from my post about saving money while living a healthy lifestyle. Well here is my tutorial!
In a large stock pot combine a 16 oz bag of beans and 11 cups of water
Set the burner to about 7-8
Wait for it to boil. Boil it for about 5 minutes and then turn the burner off and cover the pot. Let them soak for about 3-4 hours. Then turn them on about 4-5 heat and let them simmer for about 20 minutes. Then cover them and let them sit for another hour or so.
Pour them into a colender & then rinse them! You will have soft and yummy beans! Cook with them, put them in salads, make "refried" beans, freeze them, the possibilities are endless :)
I have often heard from clients and fans, "I want to live healthy- but it is just too expensive". I will be the first to admit that sometimes - especially when you are transitioning from the old way to the real food & no harsh chemicals way.. things can get a little pricey. My husband and I have had about 3 years of getting used to eating real nutrious foods and living as chemical free as possible. Here are some tips that I would like to share with everyone!
1- Learn how to can your fruits and vegetables.
2- Learn how to dehydrate meat (jerky)
3- Trade the microwave for a toaster oven! Microwaves bring down nutritional value of foods. Plus they are a big temptation to buy frozen meals that are not good for you.
4- Make your own convenience foods! Click here to find a list of foods you can make on your own.
5- Make your own laundry detergent- or buy good laundry detergent from me that will last you months and will get your clothes super clean. Buy it here.
6- Start a garden. It doesn't have to be big or small. To the right you will see a cinder block garden I made last summer. The small holes were all herbs & kale. In the middle I had okra, cabbage, and peas!
7- Drink water- if you don't want to drink water, brew your own tea! You can find a recipe for spiced peach tea here.
8- Ditch cable and get hulu & netflix.
9- Stock up on dry goods like rice, flour, and oats.
10- Get a clothes line!
11- Make sure your home is insulated well to keep the heat or cold in. (depending on the time of year).
12- Support small businesses
13- Get comfortable at the farmer's market.
14- Everyone is good at something.. Find something you are good at making and try trading with local farmers for goods! I traded my infinity balm last year with a farmer for boxes of produce!
15- Invest in a chest freezer.
16- Look into buying a half of a cow or pig.
17- Join a CSA.
18- Bring your own bags with you to the grocery store! A lot of stores will give you 5 cents back per bag. It doesn't seem like much, but it adds up!
20- I always take 10... what I mean by that is, every time you pay with your debit card at the store, ask for $10 cash back. Put it in savings place in your house and save it for Christmas time or emergency money.
21- Instead of buying canned beans, buy dry beans, soak them, cook them, and then freeze what you don't use.
22- Buy bags of rice and learn to cook it.
23- Learn how to make kombucha for much cheaper than $3-$4 per bottle!
24- Learn how to ferment foods
25- Go berry picking in the summer.
26- Go apple picking. A lot of times, orchards will charge you less when you pick your own apples & pears.
27- Waste not! Save all your glass jars and find uses for them.
28- Save all of your eggshells, put them in the food processor to grind them into a powder and use it in the garden.
29- Don't throw out dry bread. Save it and make crutons.
30- Meal Plan! Make a shopping list... stick to that list.
31- Instead of buying pizza from a restaurant, make it yourself
32- Go on cheap but fun dates.. like to the dog park!
33- Make your own household cleaners! Baking Soda, Vinegar, Dawn Dish Soap, and Peroxide can go a long way!
34- Download apps like cartwheel to your smart phone to save extra money.
35- Shop local whenever possible.
36- Learn the ins and outs of the dollar tree.
37- Brush your teeth with baking soda and peppermint oil- much cheaper.
38- Find a naturopath or naturopath student instead of going to the doctor.
I will list various foods that my husband and I make ourselves. Some have links to them. Good luck and let me know how it worked for you!
1. Peanut Butter
4- Vegetable Broth
5- Chicken/Beef Bone Broth
6- Flavored Teas
8- Chai Tea (or another type of tea) Latte
11- Roasted Almonds
12- Granola Cereal
13- Granola Bars
14- Healthy No-Bake Cups
17- Flavored Water
18- Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.