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Chocolate Protein Shake and A Greek Quesadilla with Dipping Sauce

This weekend was fairly calm. Saturday I woke up and got through a 5.5 mile run, which was pretty exciting considering that was the farthest I have run in the past 2 years 🙂  My legs though were DEAD by the end of it. Seriously. My wind was fine for the run, it really was my legs that didn’t seem to have it in them to pump out 5.5 miles.

After I got back, I was starving and needed something cool. It was 90 outside, which can really get to you after that distance. A protein shake seemed right up my alley. And good Lord, did I make a protein shake. It tasted like a Chocolate Shake based with ICE CREAM. Absolute YUMMO.

It really hit the spot. I ended up spending the weekend cleaning for the most part. Just getting some regular chores done that I don’t normally have the chance to do. BOORRRING. But at least it’s all done.

I took Sunday off from working out because my legs were still sore. I was planning on getting a yoga DVD to try out, but never got around to it. For dinner lat night, I had something that did real good things. A Greek Quesadilla with a Yogurt Dip. I am not a big fan of olives, but without them…the quesadilla wouldn’t have tasted so good. It was really quick and easy to make both the quesadilla and the yogurt, but it tasted like I put a lot of effort into it.

 

Ingredients:

2 Wraps 1/2 Cup Cucumber, Chopped
1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese 2 Tablespoons Feta Cheese
2 Tablespoons Sliced Olives

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

2/3 Cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt 1 Tablepsoon Fresh Dill
1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
2 Garlic Cloves, Diced

 

Directions:

1. On one side of the quesadilla, fill with all of the ingredients. Top with other wrap and place  on preheated skillet, or in quesadilla maker.

 

 

 

 

If you are using a quesadilla maker, you don’t need to flip it over and it will take about 4-5 minutes total. If you are using a skillet, you will need to flip it once it gets browned to toast the other side.

2. Mix up all of the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small bowl.

 

 

 

 

And there you have it! It was really simple but packed with flavor. The dipping sauce really makes the whole dish. It’s perfect for any night that you are starving and just want to sit in front of the TV, relax and eat some finger food. Well, because that’s exactly what I did 🙂

 

 

 

There were no leftovers. I’ve got to get my butt moving for the day, so stay tuned!

 

What’s your favorite food for a TV night??

 

Cantaloupe Smoothie

My AC DIED! I’m not kidding. When I was making my panini yesterday the kitchen was starting to get really hot. But I figured it was just because I had an open griddler actively heating up the kitchen. Well, I’m sitting at my computer, on the other side of the house, sweating. Legitimate sweat. I checked on the temp in the place, sweltering 90 degrees. I literally just heated up my house with an open griddler to an seriously uncomfortable temperature. I also only have one smaller fan that I’ve just been carrying around the house with me.

The AC guy is supposed to come fix this sucker at 10 this morning, it’s now 11. Obviously. So my original plan of an little twist on the traditional oatmeal, will have to wait. The only real option was a smoothie. And the creamy, deliciously COLD cantaloupe smoothie was born.

I really do recommend this to people. I had some cantaloupe already chopped in the fridge just begging to be used, and it was a perfect fruit to add because it’s so light and refreshing. It was extremely refreshing and FILLING!

Ingredients:

2 Full Bananas (Frozen)                                               1/2 Cantaloupe, Chopped

1 Tablespoon Honey                                                       1 Cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

4 Tablespoons Orange Juice                                       2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

2 Tablespoons of Fat Free-Milk

Directions:

1. Put all ingredients into a blender.

2. Pour into a glass and Drink Up!

My bananas were not frozen, so I just added about 10 cubes of ice to make the drink more frozen. You don’t want to add too many ice cubes because you will end up changing the texture of the smoothie and this is a very creamy smoothie.

Brent and I both had two healthy glasses and there was still leftovers. Perfect for an afternoon snack. store practically all of my leftovers for ANYTHING in a MASON jar. They are air sealed and allow everything to be stored for a much longer period of time. You would be amazed at how long you can get fresh vegetables to last in one of these things. There are all different sizes, and they cost just about 10 bucks for 10 of them at Target. Much cheaper than Tupperware.

Also, when your food, especially the health food, is in clear containers that are right in the front of the fridge, you are more likely to pick up that item than the ice cream behind it. It just looks more delicious! True life.

Happy Eating!