Recipe of the Week!

I’m sorry that last week’s posts got neglected, but it was a crazy crazy week and I let time get away from me. The recipe for this week is Chicken and Veggie Quesadillas with salsa, refried beans, guacamole, and fresh lime. This might be one of the easiest dinners and it never disappoints! You can add your favorite veggies without altering the calorie count very much. An easy way to save time is to have the chicken already made for this recipe. Some nights when making dinner we’ll make an extra piece of chicken just to have on hand for a salad, pasta, or in this case, quesadillas

Red Bell Pepper and Sweet Onion

Quesadillas in progress!

Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla with beans, salsa, guacamole, and lime.

Dinner is complete!

Chicken and Veggie Quesadillas with Salsa, Refried Beans, Guacamole, and Lime (serves 2)

Ingredients: (For the quesadillas)

4oz cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast

4 Low Carb tortillas (I used La Tortilla Factory Sonoma Carb Cutting Tortillas)

Non-stick cooking spray

1tsp olive oil

1/2c Reduced Fat Shredded Colby Jack and Sharp Cheddar

1/2 Red Bell Pepper

1/4 Sweet Onion

1c Spinach

1c low-sodium refried beans

4tbsp salsa

Ingredients: (For the guacamole… I only used 2tbsp per serving.)

1 small avocado

1 clove garlic

1tsp cilantro herb blend… it’s cilantro in tube form! I love using fresh cilantro, but we can never use a whole bunch before it goes bad. This tastes great!

1/4 lime

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Sautee the vegetables in the olive oil. Once the veggies are finished, heat a second pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Place one tortilla in the pan, add cheese, 2oz of chicken, and half the veggies. Top with a second tortilla. Let it warm on medium-high or a couple of minutes and flip. Repeat for 2nd quesadilla.

Once I had my plate together I squeezed fresh lime over everything. Yum!

Nutritional stats (per serving):

515 calories, 16g fat, 41g carbs, 6g sugar, 11g fiber, 25g protein

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2 thoughts on “Recipe of the Week!

    • thanks! the plate shown is one of our salad plates (our plates are on the larger side!), and we were full from just one! lots of good fats and protein, too. :o) tex isn’t crazy about the low carb tortillas, but will make an exception for these. there are just too many benefits to pass up!

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