The inspiration for this light meal/pre-workout snack, I dedicate to one of my best friends, Melissa, who introduced a group of us to this amazing local restaurant here in Columbus called, La Fogata. Let me just tell you, that was the most tasty birthday-dinner-place-thing EVER.
This just goes to show that even people who strive to educate others about the importance of health and fitness, can splurge every once and a while to satisfy their cravings :)
So, this does not look like your average quesadilla right? Your probably thinking right now, "Great, Cheyenne is telling me I am only worthy of one tortilla...I am going to starve, fabulous." STOP! I promise that is not my intention! If you feel like that extra tortilla then by all means PLEASE grab one and slap it on your own creation! I am simply trying to mimic the awesome fajita quesadilla I had at el restaraunte de La Fogata. OLE!
|Here, grab as many as you want!!|
Shall we start with the ingredients for our masterpiece? :) I think so!!!!!!!!
Okay so the main component, the base, the play maker, the ingredient responsible for holding our piece together....I call it the Tortilla.
Feast upon your eyes ladies and gents, because this is going to be your new best friend during your journey of making this low-cal, veggie filled quesadilla.
As you can see, I am using a different type of tortilla then you maybe used to seeing in the big chain grocery stores like Kroger, Target, Walmart etc. This type of bread is called, Ezekiel 4:9, and unlike the typical tortillas we see in one of the stores above, it does NOT undergo the processing which means that it contains zero preservatives and additives. As a result, it is crucial for these bread products to be kept in the refrigerator or freezer (if you are planning on keeping it for long periods of time) until use to preserve its freshness. Not to mention, it tastes AMAZING!
Melissa, introduced me to this bread through her blog and I was ecstatic to try it!
To defrost this tortilla, I simply placed it on a skillet and after a flip or two, I began adding the rest of my ingredients!
Yummy!!!!!!!!!! I added a sprinkle of two killer cheese selections: crumbled feta cheese with tomato basil, and lactose-free cheddar cheese (for those of you who might be sensitive to lactose found in dairy products). Also, you may see that I added a 50/50 spring and spinach mix for extra antioxidants, along with sauteed mushrooms and onions! Fun Fact: Mushrooms and Onions are two known foods that may help prevent women from Ovarian Cancer. So ladies, stalk up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And after 5 minutes of melting that wonderful cheese, plop your meal on a plate and add aside of salsa and wala! You have a wonderful light meal that is perfect to eat an hour or two before your evening workout! Hope you try it out for yourself, ENJOY!:)