Happiness is a warm quesadilla

23 Oct

LK says quesadillas can make everything better. That obviously doesn’t mean you should have them all the time, but it seems like you could if you made them yourself.  A few nutrient-rich add-ins can transform cheese-filled tortillas into a healthy meal — and the sky’s the limit. You can even serve quesadillas at Thanksgiving! Here’s how I know.

A few years ago my family began a tradition that led to some incredible flavor combos. The challenge:  base Thanksgiving recipes around a single ingredient. For sweet potato year, I wanted to serve something easy (preferably with cheese, because I love it so much). That led to me to black bean and sweet potato quesadillas, which easily passed my “Is it healthy?” test. The ingredients offer so many perks —  antioxidants, Vitamin C, fiber, iron… just make sure to use whole wheat burritos.

From around the web, ways to brighten your day with quesadillas:

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3 Responses to “Happiness is a warm quesadilla”

  1. Liz October 26, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Happiness is also a bowl of guacamole! Really want to try WW’s healthy asparagus guac http://whatscookingamerica.net/Appetizers/AsparagusGuacamole.htm

  2. amyzonline October 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    looks amazing! I can’t believe there’s no avocado involved!

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