Gosh, I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted to my blog. My apologies. Between the twins’ birthday, the weekend and a busy work week, I haven’t had the chance to think, let alone cook for anyone. However, while riding on the Bart train to San Francisco for a meeting, the other day, I read an article that mentioned how people use the excuse that we don’t have enough time to adopt a healthier lifestyle. We all know how convenient it is to drive our cars to the drive through when we are starving and don’t feel like cooking. I thought I would share a few easy ways toward that healthier lifestyle that will also add years to your life.
At least once an hour. If you sit behind a desk all day, stop once an hour. Get up and move. Walk and count your steps. Weight Watchers has a great pedometer that you can buy, but smart phone apps have many to choose from too. Try to see how long it will take for you to reach 10,000 steps.
No, not just eat! This is to get a quick jump-start to your day. Start with an egg. Protein is great fuel for your brain.
With that in mind, I came up with a quick and satisfying recipe for you all to try.
This chicken quesadilla recipe is easy to throw together, especially if you use leftover cooked chicken or even buy one already cooked.
7 PP per serving (two quesadillas)
- 8 La Tortilla Brand Fiber and Flax white corn tortillas
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup of low fat Mexican cheese blend
- 8 ounces chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
Coat the chicken in the taco seasoning.
Cook chicken in a skillet until done. Shred the chicken. You can slice it or just tear up pieces.
Place one tortilla on an oiled non stick skillet. Layer cheese and chicken on one side of the tortilla . It will be done when the tortilla is brown and the cheese is melted. Fold and flip. Continue cooking until the bottom side is browned.
Serve with one cup jasmine rice for an additional 5 PP. Or better yet, throw together a tossed salad for minimal pp. Eating a salad with this meal is a great way to get in your daily veggie allowance. Other side items ideas would be a corn salsa, or black beans.
“We never repent having eaten too little. ~ Thomas Jefferson