Chickpea and Seitan White Enchiladas

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 11, 2012

It was overcast and a little rainy today and I was feeling like some comfort food would be good. I found this recipe a few months ago and I thought it sounded so good but a little too rich for me. So today I took advantage of the cooler weather and decided to re-make this recipe into a lower fat, vegetarian version. This recipe is so quick and easy to make and pretty tasty if I do say so.

Inspired by: White Chicken Enchiladas by Joyful Momma’s Kitchen

  • 10 soft corn tortillas (taco size)
  • 8 oz seitan strips (I used West Soy)
  • 15 oz can chickpeas (drained)
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 TBSP earth balance
  • 3 TBSP flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used Fage 0%)
  • 7 oz can diced green chilies
  • Olive Oil  (for pan)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan with olive oil.
  2. Mix seitan strips, chickpeas and 1 cup of cheese. Roll this filling in tortillas, place in pan seam side down.
  3. In a saucepan, melt earth balance over medium heat. Then whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Cook until thick and bubbly.
  4. Add yogurt and chilies to mixture. Do not bring to boil, to prevent curling the yogurt.
  5. Pour hot mixture over enchiladas and top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 22 minutes and then turn on broiler to high for about 3 minutes to brown the cheese.
  7. Enjoy.

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WIAW the 13th!

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on July 10, 2012 


Hello Everyone! Happy “What I Ate Wednesday”. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW. These are my eats from Monday. It was a hot day that started with a headache.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:15am)

Started with the very necessary Excedrin Migraine followed by coffee and a chocolate NuGo bar. Simple but tasty.


AM Snack (8:30am)

Half a grapefruit.

Lunch (11:45am)

Cashew veggie-turkey curry with brown rice, chips and a small green salad from the secret spot. This is one of my favorite meals that I don’t have very often and I think it cured my headache. 🙂

PM Snack (1:00pm)

Vanilla honey latte from Javatinis was yummy.

PM Vitamins (3:00pm)

I normally take my vitamins in the morning, but with a headache sometimes my stomach is touchy. I am always changing the vitamins I am taking but at the moment I am taking: Evening Primrose, Omega-3, L-Carnitine, B-12, CO Enzyme Q10, and a Cal, Mag, + Vit D. I buy most of my supplements from Trader Joe’s.

Dinner (6:00pm)

I forgot to take a picture, so this is a recycled photo of my husband’s lemon and ginger kale with sesame tofu with a side of avocado. (recipe here) We make this dish so often because it is simple and tastes great.

July’s theme is “Food, Fun & Fitness” and here is a link to my exercise log for the month. I am busy this month studying for my DTR exam, so my exercise schedule is sort at a bare minimum for now. Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals.

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