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Creamy Apple & Fig Quesadilla

Posted by LoveandZest
September 20, 2013
Featured in: Athlete Eats
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This Creamy Apple & Fig Quesadilla recipe is a quick, healthy lunch or dinner option that's full of flavor.

 

For many athletes fueling right comes down to time management. A common road block, aside from “eating healthy is so expensive” which is whole other topic for another post, is “I don’t have time to eat healthy!”

But the truth is, it’s not just athletes that make this statement. This is a shared among busy people. With best of intentions, people with tight schedules find it difficult at times to not resort to take out. Myself included.

Not to say you can’t eat healthy when dining out, but it isn’t easy. There are very few restaurants that are up to par, nutritionally. All too often restaurant meals are overloaded with fat and skimping in vegetables.

Routine dining out is expensive, and it’s also hard to keep a healthy body composition with the oversized portions and misbalance of nutrients in restaurant food.

This Creamy Apple & Fig Quesadilla recipe is a quick, healthy lunch or dinner option that's full of flavor.
But not to worry, it can be easy to make simple & healthy meals in minutes. All you need is a few “go-to” meals when you’re pressed for time and a well-stocked pantry and fridge. Try these Creamy Apple & Fig Quesadillas. They are sweet and savory with a nice balance of creamy and crunchy textures. Serve them with a mixed green salad and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Go for whole-wheat tortillas for an extra fiber boost.

But not to worry, it can be easy to make simple and healthy meals in minutes. All you need is a few "go-to" meals when you're pressed for time and a well-stocked pantry and fridge. Try these Creamy Apple and Fig Quesadillas. They are sweet and savory with a nice balance of creamy and crunchy textures. Serve them with a mixed green salad and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Go for whole-wheat tortillas for an extra fiber boost. 

Do you find it tough to eat healthy when you're pressed for time? Do you have any go-to meals that you make when you feel tempted to eat out?

Try these Creamy Apple and Fig Quesadillas for a quick, healthy lunch or dinner!
This Creamy Apple & Fig Quesadilla recipe is a quick, healthy lunch or dinner option that's full of flavor.

Creamy Apple & Fig Quesadilla

Yield

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large (10-inch) flour tortilla
  • 1 teaspoon fig preserves
  • 3/4 ounce Cabot Alpine Blend Italian Cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 ounce creamy Havarti cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces low-sodium deli turkey breast
  • 1/4 honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Lightly coat nonstick skillet with butter.

  2. Place tortilla on skillet and heat over medium heat.

  3. Evenly spread preserves onto tortilla.

  4. Place cheese slices on tortilla to cover evenly.

  5. Place apples on one half of tortilla and turkey on remaining half to allow pieces to stick to melted cheese.

  6. When tortilla begins to turn golden brown, fold it in half and press down with spatula to form quesadilla.

  7. Remove quesadilla from heat and place on cutting board; cut into 4 even triangles.

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Kristina LaRue is the author of the ATHLETE EATS on HealthyAperture -- a feature that hopes to inspire creativity in the kitchen to fuel active lifestyles! As a board certified sports dietitian, Kristina cooks up healthy menus for collegiate and professional athletes in her day job. In authoring Athlete Eats, she shares simple, energizing recipes designed for the athlete and hopes readers will learn sports nutrition tips along the way so that they can be their best self and fuel for performance. Kristina is a Registered & Licensed Sports dietitian for the Orlando Magic and University of Central Florida Athletics. She provides nutrition services for Tara Gidus Nutrition Consulting and works in the treatment of eating disorders with Joyful Nutrition. She is a co-author of The Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies and the blogger behind Love & Zest where she shares recipes, life, and nutrition. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Oakwood University in 2011. She loves running and training for marathons and triathlons, gardening, creating (mostly healthy) recipes, decorating, blogging, photography, and volunteering with the women’s recovery ministry at her church. On the weekends you can find her at the Farmer’s Market or a local coffee shop spending quality time with her husband, Eric.
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