Before we dive into this morning, I have to share with you guys the super simple and quick – yet sophisticated – dinner I made last night.
I didn’t get home from training last night until a little almost 7, and didn’t want to start the week off on take out for dinner, but I did want something quick. Luckily, as I was more or less meal planning for the week on Sunday morning, I tore out a few recipes from my Food Network magazine for easy week night meals.
What’s easier than a quesadilla? This has been a go-to easy meal of mine for years (as I’m sure it is for many others) – but mine typically involved Mexican shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and pinto beans. The recipe in the magazine was a little more sophisticated, and I knew I wanted to give it a go.
After substituting some ingredients for what we had on hand, the most delicious quesadilla was delivered to my plate in 15 minutes:
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tart apple
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 large whole wheat tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory’s low carb tortillas)
2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
2 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
Pour the olive oil into a pan on the stove and bring to medium heat. Thinly slice the apple and cook in the oil for about 3-4 minutes. Place the apples evenly on one side of each tortilla, and then sprinkle a 1/4 c. of the cheese on the opposite side of each tortilla. Fold in half, and place the quesadillas back in the pan, and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, mix together the yogurt, syrup, and mustard in a small bowl, and then brush onto the tops on the quesadillas. Sprinkle with the chopped bacon and serve.
This morning I woke up with my goal being to get to the gym an hour before I had to train a client in order to get my own workout in. For the first time in weeks, it actually happened! I woke up in time, planning to go to the gym and run – get some HIIT work in there – but my lower body was screaming at me from yesterday’s workout. Like I mentioned, it’d been for-ev-er since I’ve done a lower body only day, and it killed my legs – and especially my glutes!!
So instead, I stuck with the elliptical and stair master:
An easy hour of cardio worked much better than the high impact of running. Plus, I got some Kindle reading in
My goal’s to get to the BIC early today, so I made this morning’s breakfast to-go:
I cooked about 1/2 c. oats in some almond milk with an overripe banana, added some PB, and then put it in a near empty yogurt container. OIAYC? Sure
Super yummy. Oats and yogurt go so much better together when you add the yogurt after the oats are done cooking. I’ve tried adding the yogurt while the oats were cooking (even very near the end) and it makes it this yucky consistency. This way’s awesome, though.
On that note, I’m gonna grab my breakfast and GO! Have a lovely Tuesday, all
What was one of your very first go-to dinners when you first started cooking? Sloppy Joe’s was another one of mine!
PS – you can still get your entries in for the Aerobie Pro Ring giveaway until tomorrow morning!