Food Hero has a wealth of easy to make, nutritious recipes to liven up your summer days. Here is an easy summer lunch idea for the kids … or yourself.
Dietitian’s Tip: This recipe is a great addition to a healthy diet serving up dairy protein, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Come up with your own combination using different fruits and vegetables.
4 medium whole wheat tortillas
1 cup grated cheese (try cheddar, jack, or pepper jack)
1 cup pear slices (fresh or canned/drained)
½ cup finely chopped green or red peppers
2 tablespoons minced onion (green, red, or yellow)
Lay two tortillas on two plates.
Divide the cheese between the two tortillas.
Divide the pears, peppers, and onion between the two tortillas.
Top with remaining two tortillas.
Heat a skillet or griddle to medium (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Place one quesadilla in pan. Cook 2-4 minutes, or until bottom of quesadilla begins to look a little brown.
With large spatula, gently turn the quesadilla over and cook the other side until a little brown, 2-4 minutes.
Gently slide quesadilla onto a plate. Cook the second quesadilla.
Cut each cooked quesadilla into 4 pieces and serve.
Per serving: 250 calories, 8 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 31 g carbohydrate, 11 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 400 mg sodium
Recipe courtesy of Food Hero