Happy Marvelous Monday! Today is truly marvelous, as my parents are here! I have not seen my mum in 10 months (longest ever!), and dad in 3, so I am going to make the most of them being here!
Have you seen this video? Watch it, I promise you will not regret it. INCREDIBLE! Just inspires me to keep going towards my dreams, and you should too 🙂
Meatless Monday seems to be doing well, and we are hoping it continues to grow. Please remember to add a back link to our blog to support us when you add your recipe, and check out the other bloggers in the linkup, especially my cohost Confessions of a Mother Runner 🙂 Thank you!
As much as I genuinely do like eating vegetables, I would still rather eat a bowl of cereal, or a giant cupcake than a bowl of vegetables, but there is one vegetable that I do eat for pleasure. Pure pleasure. It is just a bonus that it is also very good for you, and packed with nuritents to keep you strong. Did you read my post about the Changing Body Image of Female Runners yet?. I was impressed by the positive response to this post, just shows how we are all thinking the same thing, we just need to come together to make it happen!
At this time of year, I like to throw butternut squash in just about anything, and now my training is starting back up, it is time to rein in the sugar intake, and fill my body with fuel that will help it to recover. That is where this super quesadilla comes in. Full of goodness, and very easy; a great meal when time is a factor.
Butternut Squash Quesadillas
Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
4 wraps of choice, I used whole wheat
1/4 cup roasted butternut squash, recipe HERE
1/8 cup chickpeas
1/8 cup edamame
1/4 medium tomato, diced
1/2 avocado, cut into small chunks
1/8 cup sweet corn
2oz fresh mozzarella, broken into small pieces
Spread 1/2 the ingredients onto one of the wraps, making sure the mozzarella provides a barrier for the liquids to stay inside the wrap. Place on quesadilla maker, cover with another wrap. Cook for 3 minutes, and serve.
If using a frying pan, heat up 1 tsp butter in pan over a medium-high heat. Add the wrap with ingredients, cover with another wrap, and press down. Cook for 3 minutes, carefully flip, and cook the other side for another 3 minutes, until both sides are golden brown, and cheese has melted.
441 calories, 18g fat, 654mg sodium, 64g carbohydrates, 22g fiber, 4g sugar, 22mg cholesterol, 23g protein
What is your favorite healthy food? What are YOU doing to change the perception of females in our society?