Easy Chicken Quesadilla marries Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala

The crazy wedding planner is at it again. This time planning an unusual marriage. Yesterday’s Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala gets cozy with today’s Easy Chicken Quesadilla. You all know that I hate to waste food. So after pulling out my leftovers and satisfying my Cinco de Mayo Mexican craving, I came up with an odd match of flavors that actually work together.

But before we can get to this Easy Chicken Quesadilla:

We have to go back to the Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala:

Here’s what you’ll need to create homemade chicken tikka masala:

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Camera Disaster Averted

After a dip in the hot tub and several days drying out, my camera has survived.  I was really happy I didn’t have to spend the money on a new one right now, but kinda disappointed that I am not forced to upgrade right now.  Oh well, onward to my eats.  Here’s my dinner from the other night, pre hot tub swim:

Chimichurri steak with a lighter version of cheesy potatoes and broccoli.  It was great except I over did it on the chimichurri sauce.  A little goes a long way.  I lightened up the potatoes by using reduced fat cheese and milk.

Recipe is from Sept/Oct issue of Clean Eating magazine:

Chimichurri sauce:

-20 sprigs of parsley

-5 sprigs of cilantro

-4 cloves of garlic

-2 T red wine vinegar

-1 T vegetable broth

-1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

-1/4 tsp sea salt

Whirl it all up in a food processor.

Today’s breakfast was my usual:

I never used to like oatmeal until I discovered what peanut butter and bananas do to it.  Now I eat it like every day. (P.S. This is an old photo, as my camera was not working this morning).  And for lunch, no camera.  It was a low sodium ham sandwich on a bagel thin with low-fat swiss cheese, Smart Balance mayo, mustard and pickles with a side of carrots and hummus.

For dinner, I grilled up a cajun seasoned pork loin and served it with mango salsa and leftover cheesy taters, and a little broccoli.

For the mango salsa, I chopped a mango, tomato,avocado,  half a cucumber (no seeds), quarter of a red onion, 2 T of cilantro, and mixed it up with salt, pepper, the juice of a lime, and some diced jalapeno (from a jar cuz that’s what I had).

Events of the day:

Worked from 9:30-3:00.  Went to the gym and logged 3 miles on the treadmill.  Not the most eventful day I guess, but it was a good one.

After the gym, I snacked on 2 Wasa crackers with melted reduced fat swiss cheese.

Things I’m grateful for today:

My mom, my job, my family, my friends, feeling great, the ability to see possibilities.  What are you grateful for today??????