Heart Healthy Quesadilla

I shared earlier this week how we are making diet changes at our home. One of my favorite quick meals to make are quesadillas. I can make plain cheese ones for the boys, ones with chicken bits for my daughter, and veggie ones for me! The key to a heart healthy quesadilla is to go light on the cheese. Add flavors with veggies, but use just enough cheese to hold it all together.

Heart Healthy Quesadilla from It Happens in a Blink


Heart Healthy Quesadilla
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • Olive oil
  • ¼ cup reduced fat cheese
  1. Pour a tad bit of olive oil in a hot skillet. Saute 1 cup spinach, 1 small diced onion, 1 clove of garlic diced, and 1 diced yellow pepper until vegetables are soft.
  2. Pour a tad bit of olive oil in a hot skillet. Do not pour too much oil or the quesadillas will be soft. Once the oil is hot, place a tortilla in the skillet. Top it with ¼ cup cheese.
  3. Add the desired portion of cooked vegetables and fold the tortilla in half.
  4. Press the tortilla with spatula and cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is a nice golden brown.

I hope you’ll follow along with me as I share my adventures this year with the Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association! Look forward to more healthy recipes to come!



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