Monday, April 4, 2011

Recipe: Waffadillas

This week I decided to get creative with the waffle iron. I wanted to see if I could make dinner using a waffle iron! My mom thought it would be fun to try and make quesedillas. They were delicious! Here's the recipe:


  • 2 whole grain tortilla - small fajita size
  • 1 can all-natural refried beans (we used refried pinto beans with Roasted Chile and Lime)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, remove pit, slice into 4 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon diced onions
  • To taste fresh lime juice
  • For dipping: 1/4 cup all-natural salsa

Spread refried beans (about 1/4 cup) onto half of tortilla and top with avocado, small squeeze of lime juice, and cheese. Fold tortilla in half and place onto waffle iron. Cook as long as your waffle iron usually cooks a waffle, about 4 minutes. Remove tortilla and cook another tortilla. If you waffle iron is big enough to fit both tortillas at the same time, they can cook together. Serve with salsa on the side. Have fun with this recipe by adding your favorite cooked meats and different vegetable combinations.

A lot of people ask me if I like to bake. Baking is fun once in a while, but I don't like it as much as cooking. When you bake, you have to use precise measurements and you have to follow the instructions exactly. When I cook, I can add a pinch of this and a dash of that, and I can be so much more creative. Plus, baking takes a lot of time, whereas I can whip up a snack or dinner in a matter of minutes.

A recent food trend I've noticed is frozen yogurt shops. Lots of people think that because frozen yogurt is yogurt and not ice cream, that it's healthy. The truth is, it's not always. Frozen yogurt can be just as bad as ice cream, or even worse, when it's flavored with chemicals and topped off with tons of candy. I'm a big fan of frozen yogurt, but what I'll do to make it healthier is get vanilla yogurt and at least 2 types of fresh fruit, and one sweet topping, like chocolate covered sunflower seeds. What do you like to have on your frozen yogurt? Send me a Tweet: @TheLizzieMarie.

Thanks for reading,

Lizzie Marie

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