Goat Cheese Quesadillas (& Finding Balance)
It makes me sad when people think grains, carbs, and cheese are the devil and completely stay away from them. Mostly because they taste so good, but also because they are completely welcome as part of a balanced diet. It’s becoming more and more common today to follow crazy fad diets that set people up for failure. Yes, you may lose weight originally, but it’s most likely going to come back and you’re most likely not going to feel your best.
Rather than trying diet after diet, find a healthy balance and stick with it. Make it a lifestyle. Take care of yourself. Eat every time you feel hungry, but don’t overeat until the point where you are uncomfortable. Drink mostly water, but a glass of wine a day is great too. Pack your diet with fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats- but when you want the bowl of ice cream, have the bowl of ice cream. Sleep as much as you can, but also go out with your friends. Make it a lifestyle. You will set yourself up for long term success. I cannot wait to graduate get into the field of helping people with their diet, which I KNOW can be a daily struggle. But until then, I encourage you to find your balance. Make it a lifestyle.
On a lighter note, another thing that makes me sad is the fact that I fell running last night and ripped my FAVORITE Lulu Lemon leggings. Thats a lack of balance right there, folks. I blame the sidewalk. So to make me feel better I made this absolutely delicious dinner. Plus a bowl of ice cream for dessert.
- 1 15-ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 avocado
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 4 whole grain tortillas
- Optional (for topping)-
- plain greek yogurt
- chili powder
- Add white beans, avocado, and salt and pepper to a bowl.
- Mash with a fork until well mixed.
- Spread bean mix on two tortillas, half on each.
- Spread the spinach and goat cheese over the bean mix.
- Top each tortilla with another, and grill.
- To grill- I used a panini press, but you can also use a hot pan over the stove and press with another pan.
- Optional- stir as much chili powder as you like into plain yogurt and top.