And boy is this recipe perfect for a sugar OD (overdose) reversal. Because it's full of veggies and healthy goodness.
These veggie quesadillas are really, really good. I promise you that you will not even notice that there is no meat in them.
Speaking of meat, I have recently decided that I want to eat far less meat in my diet.
I am a student at ASU studying nutrition and we recently learned all the details about how we get meat/poultry. I have always been a meat lover but since that class, I honestly can say that I do not look at meat in the same way. The few days following last week's lecture, I have found meat to almost appall me- it didn't even TASTE good. Now, I'm sure that this is probably just a phase that I will outgrow. However, the following day I read a post on The Healthy Apron called "Meat-Less May." I was really intrigued to learn that a lot of people are going to try eating vegetarian either partially or completely for the month of May.
Do I dare say I might do it?? I am very curious at how hard it will be. Will my body will start to crave meat or will I accustom to a meat-less diet? And how will my body feel? I know that if vegetarians do not cleverly plan their diets, they can be at risk for low protein and iron intakes. I will definitely have to get my protein and iron from other foods like milk and nuts and iron-supplemented cereal.
I am very interested in this meat-less May idea and am going to do it! Do you dare try it as well?
Start with this Veggie Quesadilla recipe and you'll find that meat-less cooking is: a) inexpensive, b) delicious, and c) healthy!
from Favorite Family Recipes
1 c. frozen corn
1 c. grated zucchini (juices squeezed out)
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp. diced jalapeno (or more if you like it hot)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1-2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
2 c. Monterey Jack cheese (or cheddar or Mexican blend), shredded
flour tortillas (I recommend whole-wheat tortillas)
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the cheese (and tortillas of course). Place mixture in a large skillet and fry until hot. In the meantime, heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan. On half of the tortilla add a few large scoops of the corn/bean mixture and a little cheese. Fold tortilla over, then flip sides. When cheese is melted, cut in half and serve!