Let’s face it, we always don’t have the time to make lunch! It’s smack dab in the middle of the (work) day, and it’s convenient to just reach for something easy. However, for the most part, reaching for something easy, doesn’t always mean the healthiest options end up in our hands.
I pride myself on giving my readers healthy options that are not only delicious, but simple to make as well.
Here is one of my favorite recipes that can be used for that quick lunch, but also for a snack or dinner as well: The Goat Cheese Quesadilla!
As I try to eat mostly dairy free, goat cheese is an option of cheese I do tend to still eat. Not only is it just too good to give up, it actually isn’t as hard on my tummy as most other cheeses. This is due to the protein structures in goat’s milk compared to cow’s milk (Time). A global cheese buyer for Whole Foods, says that the fat does not separate in goats milk, meaning it’s easier for us to digest it (Time).
In cow’s milk, there are two different types of proteins that break down when digested, A1 beta casein protein and A2 beta casein protein (Livestrong). When the A1 protein is broken down, it causes digestion discomfort. However, goat’s milk only contains A2 beta casein protein, which is not like its counterpart, A1, that gets broken down to a protein that causes negative reactions (Livestrong). A win for us! Livestrong further reports of other health benefits of goat’s milk such as it containing high amounts of calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, and more.
Something to note is goat’s milk does contain lactose, like cow’s milk. Therefore, if you are lactose intolerant, the consumption of goat cheese should be thoroughly thought about (livestrong).
I don’t know about you, but that furthered my excitement for this recipe! Enjoy!
*This recipe makes four*
3 onions, cut into eighths
11 oz crumbled goat cheese
5 oz granola
4 x 8 inch wraps
Goat Cheese: Is it Healthy?- time.com
What are the Health Benefits of Eating Goat Cheese- livestrong.com
Written by: Clean Beauty Babe