The last supper (with cheese)

I’m really proud of my husband for many reasons.

One such reason is that he has tried to take control of his health throughout the course of the past year and a half.  He’s been eating healthier meals and no longer makes early morning biscuit runs to Bojangles.

(Off topic, but this is a photo of the one and only time that I ate Bojangles.  I was at a Jimmy Buffet concert and clearly wouldn’t have eaten that stuff if I was of sound mind…)

OK, back onto the subject…

As I was saying, I’m very proud of Michael’s recent efforts to get healthy.  Yesterday he even told me that he wants veggies with his lunches rather than chips!

And much to my delight, he has decided to go dairy-free for awhile to see how it makes him feel.

Of course, he needed to have one last dairy-filled meal before he quit cold turkey.

What could be more appropriate than turkey and cheese quesadillas?

Turkey Quesadillas with Cheese


1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8 slices turkey

Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.  Combine onion, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl; let marinate for 5 minutes and drain.  Add the onion mixture to the skillet and toss frequently.  Cook until the onions are opaque and softened. Cover and set aside.
Warm 2 tortillas in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for about 45 seconds, then flip. Remove tortillas and add cheese, turkey, and onion mixture.  Fold the tortillas in half, flatten gently with a spatula and cook until the cheese starts to melt, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Make 2 more quesadillas with the remaining ingredients.

Since today is Day One of Michael’s dairy strike, I replaced the cheese in Michael’s sandwich for lunch today with avocado.

Hopefully, he won’t miss the cheese at all!

Has your significant other adopted any healthy eating habits lately?  Has your lifestyle been an influence? Luckily for me, Michael is really open to trying new things, so he’s been more than willing to jump (partially) onto the healthy bandwagon with me.  Beer won’t ever disappear from his life though. 😉

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Good for Michael! I’m sure the switch will be relatively easy for him since he’s used to eating dairy-free meals with you!

    My husband is way healthier than me. He definitely indulges in his fair share of unhealthy foods but he exerciss so much that if he didn’t, he wouldn’t be able to keep his weight up.

    • thegrassskirt

      So far, this change is making my life easier because I don’t have to adapt our meals!

  2. My hubby’s trying to eat less meat…especially since he eats it with almost every meal. He’s also in for the no dairy thing (well, at home..who knows what he does at work haha). We usually only drink coconut milk and almond milk. We hardly ever eat cheese anymore, and I buy vegan butter!

    • thegrassskirt

      Do you use Earth Balance? That’s what we’ve always used, so thankfully I know that he already likes it! 🙂

  3. My lifestyle has changed my boyfriend’s! He has slowly backed down o the red used to be his favorite and he is always open to try new things! I don’t think he’d go dairy fre though he likes cheese a lot!

  4. Ooh, I love the addition of the balsamic vinegar! I bet that adds a nice flavor punch, and contrasts with the cheese nicely.

    If I HAD a significant other, you better believe he’d be eating healthy! 😉

    • thegrassskirt

      Well, if I find a cute, healthy eater, I’ll send him your way! 🙂

  5. Go Michael! I can’t wait to hear how he feels after going dairy-free! 🙂

  6. Wahoo Michael!

    Hubbs has lost a lot of weight since we first go together, and now it’s so much fun to have him interested in staying healthy and appreciating my healthy meals.

    Let’s hear it for the boys! 🙂

  7. YAY for Michael — that’s fantastic that he’s so willing to try eating healthier with you! I’ve found that my hubby is also adopting healthier habits lately! The other day at Chipotle he skipped the sour cream, cheese, and chose chicken instead of beef and said he didn’t miss anything at all and actually liked it better without all the cheese! Hooray for positive changes! 🙂


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