I am no health nut (I might secretly want to be) but I do like to have purpose other than to “feed” when I am providing a meal to my family. What does that mean? I want there to be some sort of nutritional value when my family and I are eating our meals.
The main reason for this, to fill up those tummies and keep them full! If I feed them something that is just loaded with carbs or sugars they are bound to come back to me in one hour begging for something to eat. That drives me crazy! (I might have talked about this before but it is a real problem!)
To avoid the constant begging for food, I try my best to provide a filling and somewhat nutritional meal. That goes for all three, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
To make a meal count it doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive and I am on a mission to start providing some variety from my go to meals. But sometimes I get stuck on the same things. When you have something good why change it right?
That is what we have here with this quesadilla and fruit and yogurt smoothie. Its a super easy, cheap and healthy lunch idea! I don’t know what it is but for some reason when I am pregnant quesadillas and smoothies are my go-to lunch of choice. I think the reason is they are super easy to make, minimal ingredients, filling, and my kids love it! When you just don’t have any extra energy these are very important qualifications for a family meal!
You probably don’t need these instructions but here they are just incase:
Take your tortilla and start filling with any topping that sounds good to you. Pretty much anything you would put in a sandwich you can put here. But for this particular lunch we had avocados, cheddar cheese, and turkey on hand. Make sure to cover both halves of the tortilla with cheese. This will help it stay together better.
Heat your quesadilla over medium heat as to make sure everything gets nice and warm. Fold closed, slice it up, and serve it up. Easy, cheap, and tasty!
For the smoothie, this is usually what we have on hand and makes a really yummy side. (See the recipe bellow)
Add all ingredients in a blender, turn that thing on, blend completely, and serve. Mmmm! I think I know what I want for lunch today!
PS I am totally in love with our Vitamix that we actually got as a hand me down. Mixes smoothies to perfection! No lumps or clumps with bad boy. A little pricey but there are some good deals out there that are very much worth it! Look for refurbished ones (like the one I linked above) to save you money! (The link is affiliate but I really do love this thing!)
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- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen orange juice concentrate
- ½ cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup spinach (optional but adds some great nutrition)
- 1 ½ - 2 ½ cups milk (depending on how thick you like it)
- Add all ingredients except milk into a blender.
- Start my adding 1 ½ cups milk and begin blending.
- Add more milk depending on how thick you would like the smoothie.