When I go grocery shopping, I have three goals in mind: 1.) Buy lots of whole, minimally processed foods, 2.) Buy as many made-in-the-U.S. (preferably Michigan!) products as I can, and 3.) Get in and out of there as fast as humanly possible. Let’s be honest – Goal #3 is the one that keeps me sane, but it’s totally possible to also meet Goals #1 and #2 if I know what to look for.
When it comes to dairy products, I’ve started looking for the REAL® Seal as I’m racing through the aisles. It was created by America’s Dairy Farmers to differentiate their products from imitations. When you spy the REAL® Seal, it’s an assurance that what you are buying is made entirely with U.S.-produced cow’s milk.
It’s a small emblem on most packages, but once you know what to look for, it’s easy to spot. It’s important to look for, as real dairy provides essential nutrients that keep our bodies in optimal health. As somebody who suffers from frequent sinus infections, it’s reassuring to know that the Vitamin A in real dairy will help strengthen my immune system.
It’s February, the month of love, and I’m in love with real dairy and comfort food. These Italian Enchiladas combine my two loves. I like to think of them as a lazy man’s version of stuffed shells. They have the same sort of filling I would make for that classic dish, but instead of boiling water and cooking pasta shells, I just grab a stack of flour tortillas. The filling is easily adaptable to suit your tastes and what you have on hand. Here, I used a combination of ground beef, spicy Italian sausage and chopped pepperoni, along with mushrooms, artichokes, chopped spinach (gotta get some veggies in there!) and creamy ricotta. I rolled it all up in tortillas, then topped it marinara and gooey mozzarella.
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Yield: 5 to 6 servings Adapted from Taste of Home.
Yield: 5 to 6 servings
Adapted from Taste of Home.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of REAL® Seal. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.