The Mother of Invention

Case was up bright and early this morning for his flag football tournament so I took advantage of this and got up too.  I got the the farmers market before 11 am for once and got some really good produce.  I love that I can get:

  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • tomatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • peppers
  • onions
  • brussel sprouts
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • peaches
  • carrots
  • jalepenos

for 27 dollars.  That will be more than enough for us to eat good, healthy locally grown food for the week.  You can’t beat it.  Plus everyone there is so friendly and helpful there.

On my way home I found a lost German Shepherd, which of course melted my heart so I stopped my bike got the dog and started knocking on doors.  At the third house, the woman knew the dog was her neighbors and she took the dog back to them.  Definitely the best thing I have done all day. 🙂

When I got home, I headed out for my run (though in hind sight I should have done this before going to the market).  It was hot and sticky but I made it, all nice and sweaty, darting back and forth on sidewalks for shade.

After hanging out the rest of the afternoon, I was in desperate need of some food.  I wasn’t super hungry but I am going to babysit at 5:30 leaving me at yet another awkward time meal wise.  I opened the fridge and decided to experiment.  And quite a wonderful experiment it turned out the be!

Summer Fresh Quesadilla

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Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • whole wheat tortilla
  • Feta Cheese (to preference)
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or any flavor you like)

Directions:

1.  Heat olive oil in pan and add torilla shell.

2.  In pan, add sliced strawberries, blueberries and feta to one half of tortilla.  Drizzle honey over this side.

3.  Spread greek yogurt on opposite half of tortilla.

IMG_15334.  Fold tortilla down the center with greek yogurt side up.  Flip once berry side is golden brown.

5.  Slice and Serve!!

Such a great light meal or bigger post work out snack!

Swap It Out Sunday

Potato chips are one of the more popular snacks out, especially once barbecues start full force with the beautiful weather coming in.  However, chips are one of the more processed, fattening things we can put in our bodies.  I have even gotten to the point that I don’t even like them that much.  They just taste so fake.  I have appreciated some of the baked alternatives and tortilla chips aren’t bad, but the potato chip itself I tend to avoid.

As an alternative to a chip bowl, a fruit bowl can go right along with a barbecue as well.  And your bathing suit will thank you!

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One serving of chips can run you about 150 calories and 10 g of fat (and that is for 15 chips, I don’t know many people just eating 15 chips).  In one cup of pineapple there is 78 calories and 0.2 g of fat.  Plus, with pineapple you get nearly 100% of your vitamin C and manganese and plenty of other good nutrients.

So next time you go to a barbecue and you have to bring something, think about fruit instead.  I know fruit trays at the store can get expensive, but if you plan ahead and make your own you can get your own fruit (whatever is on sale at the store or at your local farmers market) and slice it up.  It is a lot cheaper that way and you know its is super fresh!!