A delish breakfast offering: Apple Cheese Quesadilla


Here’s a speedy recipe from my book, The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide, to help you make 2013 your year of eating breakfast.  It doesn’t taste like typical breakfast food, is portable and is a snap to make. Double, triple or quadruple this recipe. Everyone will want a bite.




Apple Cheese Quesadilla

Serves 1

Vegetable oil cooking spray
1    8-inch (20 cm) whole wheat flour tortilla
1 teaspoon (5 mL) honey mustard
1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1/2 apple, cut into quarters, cored and sliced

Spray  the tortilla with vegetable oil cooking spray; place tortilla sprayed side down in a large non-stick skillet. Spread honey mustard on one half the tortilla.  Layer remaining ingredients using 1/4 cup/ 50 mL cheese. then apple slices overlapping and finishing with remaining cheese. Fold   other half over and press firmly to spread filling evenly to edges.  Place skillet over medium high heat; cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden. Carefully  turn quesadilla over and cook another 3 – 4 minutes.

Per serving nutritional information:
Calories: 229
Protein: 14 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrate:  34 grams
Dietary Fibre: 4 grams
Sodium: 299 milligrams

What’s your breakfast favourite? Please share in the comment section below.

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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