Friday, May 17, 2013

Black Bean Quesadillas

Happy Friday! Let's Eat!

I went to see Star Trek - Into the Darkness in 3D last night with the boy. I am NOT a Star Trek person, I don't think I've ever watched a whole Star Trek movie, but I really liked it. We haven't been to a movie in months, so it was nice. This weekend I am going to try out Shaun T's Focus T25 Workout again. It's 25 minutes of high intensity for those people that don't have the hour to workout. I tried it a few weeks ago and loved it. I also need to clean, go grocery shopping, and meal prep. We are showing our townhouse this weekend as well, we will be getting a roommate to help with rent and to ease some financial stress. I'm pretty excited to save some monayyy and pay off some debt! :)

Ok, here's  a yummy recipe!

Black Bean Quesadillas:
Black Beans (rinsed & drained)
Reduced fat cheese (optional)
Hot Sauce (optional)
Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Take two tortillas and layer with the above ingredients and grill on each side until cheese is melted. - Makes two servings! YUM!

Also- Summer is coming up, I was reading my Women's Health magazine and came across this gem of lower calorie cocktails for summer. Alcoholic drinks/cocktails pack a lot of calories, so if weight loss is your goal, fruity sugary drinks can ruin your hard work, so be smart and drink sparingly. Here are a few lighter options:

Also, make sure you are limiting your sugar intake. All sugars are not created equal. So read your labels. If it says HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, RUN! Fructose should also be avoided, the Journal of the American Medical Association states that "Fructose consumption may lead to overeating because the brain may not get the signals it needs to suppress hunger." - Kathleen Page, M.D. Processed foods contain fructose. Cut back on foods with more than 10 to 15 grams of added sugar per serving.

Women- if you're feeling extra cranky during your time of the month- it could be PMS, but it could also be that you are low in iron therefore contributing to your moodiness. Low iron levels negatively affect the production of serotonin production. This can contribute to mood swings and PMS related pain. Get your iron from plant based sources and you are 40% less likely to have PMS. 20 milligrams of iron per day can help reduce these sympoms (i.e. 3 cups of cooked spinach).

That's all I have for today,


Xo, April

No comments:

Post a Comment