Monday, 18 November 2013

Healthy Chicken & Veggie Quesadilla

Who doesn't love a quesadilla? And if made with the right blend of  ingredients, you can get loads of veggies in your dish and still enjoy that classic quesadilla flavor. 



You'll start off by drizzling half a teaspoon of olive oil into a heated frying pan. Add a third cup of diced yellow bell peppers, a quarter cup of diced white onion, one minced garlic clove and one cup of chopped baby spinach. Cook until veggies are tender, then add in 4 chopped up slices or lean chicken deli meat or half a cup of chopped chicken breast. Cook until the meat is warm, remove from heat and set aside.


With a spoon, spread out one quarter of a small avocado on half of a small whole wheat tortilla. Do this, and the next steps, on two tortilla. 



On top of the avocado, add chicken and meat mixture. Top with one tablespoon of salsa (I used my Fresh Homemade Salsa) and a quarter cup of shredded light cheddar cheese. 


Fold both tortillas in half and fry in a frying pan until each side has browned, or cook in a George Forman Grill for 5 minutes. Slice in half and serve. 


Healthy Chicken & Veggie Quesadilla
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Yellow bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup White onion, diced
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 cup Baby spinach, chopped
1/2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
4 slices of Lean chicken deli meat, diced, or 1/2 cup of chopped chicken breast
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 Small avocado
2 tbsp Salsa (I used my Fresh Homemade Salsa)
1/4 cup light cheddar cheese, shredded
2 Small whole wheat tortillas

Instructions:

  1. Drizzle olive oil into a heated frying pan. Add yellow bell pepper, white onion, garlic and spinach. Cook until veggies are tender. 
  2. Add in chicken and cook for a few minutes until until it's warm. Add sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. 
  3. Spread avocado onto half of tortillas (1/4 avocado per tortilla).
  4. Add turkey and veggie mixture to tortillas. Top with salsa and cheese. 
  5. Fold tortillas in half and fry in a frying pan until each side has browned or place in a George Forman Grill for 5 minutes. 
  6. Slice in half and serve. 

Makes 2 servings. Each serving is approximately 310 calories.