Quick Avocado Quesadilla

http://greenlitebites.com/2009/05/06/quick-avocado-quesadilla/
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Both the toddler and I ate avocado and liked it! Can you believe it?! Here’s a little secret I learned today. If you replace or add a healthy ingredient into a food item your toddler already likes, he’ll eat it no questions asked. That’s what I did with the avocado. I simple put it in the quesadilla as I would chicken or beans (2 things he’s used to in quesadillas) and he happily ate it. GOSH! I love getting good stuff in the boy! :)

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Quick Avocado Quesadilla

  • 1/2 avocado chunked
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • about 1/4 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/4 -1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 oz fancy shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 low carb/whole grain tortillas
  • Salsa for dippin’!

Toss the avocado, tomatoes, peppers, lime juice, cilantro, chili powder, and cumin.

Heat a non stick skillet over medium high heat. Place one of the tortillas, top with half the cheese. Add the avocado mixture, the rest of the cheese and top with other tortilla. Press down with a pot of water or tea kettle. Cook for 1-2 minutes until bottom tortilla browns. Flip, press again and cooke for 1-2 minutes.

Click here to see a (a very old) video of this technique.

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The nutritional info in a bit sketchy as it really depends on the tortillas you use. Look for whole grain/low carb varieties and you’ll be fine. If they are large or burrito size simply use once and fold over on itself.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 1 Quesadilla
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
375 23g 15g old: 9 new: 11
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 5g 37g 20g
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  1. Sarah

    Hey Roni! Recipe sounds great – but I’m not sure about the WW points you listed – 375 cal, 23g fat, 15 g Fibre – 3 points? Is that right?

  2. roni

    Sarah – THANKS! I totally didn’t update the point column from my last recipes. All fixed.

    Unfortunately avocado is high in points which is a problem with WW I think. This is the kind of stuff I avoided when losing because of that.

  3. Bonnie

    Yep….the toddler is definately not looking toddler’ish these days….I think you’re gonna have to rename him…the son, the child or the boy. :)

  4. Kristina

    Looks delicious! My daughter also likes eating avocado in the ‘avocado bowl’ (score it and keep it in its half)…you could try that next and mix in the foods he likes in the ‘bowl’! Then again I specialize in ‘selective eaters’ with my job so i live for this kind of thing! Love your recipe and cant wait to try it, mmmm!

  5. Allison K

    <3 avocado. When I was “hardcore WW chick” I’d eat half or a quarter.. I had to have it!!! Quesadillas look awesome!

  6. Josie

    Roni, you are so lucky! my 3 year old daughter Ava is a good eater when it comes to eating whole wheat pasta, barley and quinoa and loves all fruit but when it comes to veggies she is impossible! Corn and peas shes all about, other than that i have to puree the others into her food. I’ve been trying to hide veggies shes not use to in her everyday favorite foods so she can still see them and start to get use to them but she is so slick! I made her a chicken/cheddar quesedilla and mixed in some sautee spinach, she took one look at it and said “Chicken is not green mommy!” blew me away lol I guess i’m just going to have to keep pureeing ::sigh::

  7. roni

    Well it’s not all luck.. there’s a A LOT of persistence in there as well. :)

    We have a rule in my house. I will never force anyone to eat anything they don’t like but everyone must try at least one bite of everything on their plate. I refuse to allow Ryan to tell me he doesn’t like something until he tries it.

    I started the rule around 2 and believe me there were some REAL tough nights that involved crying and yelling. lol

    But now he will try just about anything and yes.. there are something things he just doesn’t like and I respect that.

    That being said I do sneak extra stuff in when I can! Did you see my pizza sauce? link to greenlitebites.com

    I’m sneaky too. :)

  8. Aly

    Mmmh these were delicious!!! I used the other half of my avocado to make your Guacatuna Salad for lunch tomorrow, I’m expecting that will be just as delish! Thank you =)

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