With the temps beginning to climb, my food desires are veering away from “hearty” foods and more toward simpler, lighter meals. Summer is the time of year I come closest to eating the 5 smaller meals spread throughout the day as recommended by many eating programs. When it gets really hot, it’s more like 3 smaller meals and lots of cold fruit. I wish I could channel my summer appetite to the cold, grey days of winter.
Yesterday was one of those weird meal days. I was working up until around 2:00 p.m., so lunch was delayed and I really didn’t want much because it was warm and muggy outside and I was out in it. Eating lunch so late meant I didn’t really want another meal until around 8:00 last night. I thought about just having a yogurt sundae and calling it dinner, but I felt like I wanted something a little more substantial, something like a peanut butter and banana sandwich. Only I didn’t have any bread. All I had on hand was a couple of fiber wraps…shoot.
And then a light bulb went off! I remembered that earlier this week, Beth at Budget Bytes posted a recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas! Bingo, three bars, jackpot! We have a winner!
Click on the previous link for the luscious particulars (Beth’s photos are MUCH more tantalizing than mine), but here’s my version:
My fiber wrap was a little large, I think, or maybe I’m just a lazy peanut butter spreader because I had a few tiny empty pockets. Still, it tasted great, it was very filling, and the addition of the chocolate chips made it feel as much like a dessert as a mini-meal. Efficiency, thy name is Cammy. Well, I suppose that would be Beth, and Copy-cat would be Cammy.
With my ingredients (subbing a tablespoon of peanut-flour mix for a tablespoon of regular peanut butter), the calorie total came to a little over 300. Not bad, and it had a nice balance of protein, fiber, fat, and decadence. I’ll definitely be having this again someday!
What do you think? Will you be trying a pb&b quesadilla? Subbing another nut butter or nutella? Running far, far away?