Monday, April 20, 2009

Spinach, Vegetable Quesadillas

I'm all for quick convenience foods. I'm often tired when I get home from work, so quicker is better. I also grew up in Texas where Mexican food reigns, so that's pretty much a staple in my diet as well.

One of my favorite foods are quesadillas. Which, if not done right, can do you in! However, follow my instructions below and you'll have a quick, healthy, vegetarian dinner option.

Vegetable Quesadillas

fresh spinach
diced onion
fresh minced garlic (or garlic salt (optional))
diced red pepper
low fat cheese
small low fat/whole wheat tortillas (corn are even better!)
hot sauce

Using a no-fat cooking spray or a tablespoon of olive oil, saute the garlic and onion until lightly browned. Add the mushrooms and let cook a few minutes. Finally, add the rep peppers and spinach for a final two or three minutes.

Add the sauteed vegetables and a small amount of cheese to a tortilla, fold in half and heat in the same frying pan, just until the tortillas are warm and soft.

Weight Watchers Points
Points will vary depending upon the amount of cheese, oil and the type of tortillas you use, so please measure accordingly. However, points range from 2 to 4 per half quesadilla.

If you're really strict, you could even do a half quesadilla (ie: one tortilla folded) for one point (corn tortilla, a dusting of light cheese, no-fat cooking spray).

Adapt the vegetables to suit your taste. To shave some time off the cooking, keep the mix of veg simple.


1 comment:

  1. Yum! That looks really yummy and so does the soup!
    Good for you Heather! Gene and Austin have been focused on eating healthier and working out since christmas and it seems to be working great for them both. I obviously couldn't join them while pregnant but am looking forward to joining them soon. as soon as i utter the "D" word, i've already failed - so for me, i just tell myself that i'm going to eat healthier and be more active. when wanting a quick fix - subway sandwiches does the trick for me. also, drinking lots of water helps me feel good and helps me to stay on track. i like to set a water consumption goal for the day - feels good to meet an easy goal each day.
    good luck and great blog!