Quesadillas with Mango, Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From our skinny table to yours ...

Quesadillas ... one of those delicious, guilty pleasure foods we all can't seem to get enough of. But order them out and you're likely to receive a 1000 calorie portion of greasy cheese covered chicken! No thank you!

Our version transforms this calorie packed appetizer into a delicious veggie packed dinner you can feel good about eating & serving your family. We pack these quesadillas with sautéed sweet potatoes, bell peppers and onions and layer in fresh cut mango, roasted red peppers, tomato chunks and grilled chicken breast. Of course, it wouldn't be a quesadilla without the cheese :) We layer in a 1/4 cup of reduced fat cheese to melt each delicious quesadilla together but still keep the calorie count in check!

We make these quite often and always change up the fruit and veggie combinations. Feel free to do the same but definitely try this one as the flavors are absolutely delicious together!

Hope you enjoy :)

8 whole wheat tortillas
1 cup reduced fat Mexican style cheese
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 mango
1 sweet potato
1/2 red onion
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper roasted (feel free to use jarred!)
1 tomato
Extra virgin olive oil

Guacamole topping Ingredients
1 avocado
Juice of one lime wedge
1 tsp chopped white onion
1/4 tomato chopped
Small handful of cilantro
Pinch of salt

Let's get cooking!
1. Cut chicken breast into bite sized chunks and season with salt, pepper and cumin. Grill until cooked through.
2. Chop sweet potato, red onion and yellow bell pepper and sauté in 1 tsp olive oil until tender crisp.
3. Dice mango, tomato, roasted red pepper and mix with a small handful of cilantro.
4. Take one tortilla and layer 2 tbsp of cheese, sweet potatoe sauté, mango salsa, chicken breast and 2 more tbsp of cheese. Top with another tortilla. Continue until you have 4 quesadillas pre made.
5. Heat sauté pan to medium heat and cook each quesadilla for 2 minutes on each side.
6. While quesadillas are cooking, mix together the guacamole topping. Start with one avocado and season with a pinch of salt & juice of one lime wedge. Mix in onion, tomato and cilantro.
7. Slice each quesadilla into 4 wedges and top with 1/4 of the guacamole topping. Enjoy :)

Makes 4 healthy portions!

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