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Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla

This Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla is filled with spinach, cheddar, and egg whites for a tasty filling healthy breakfast!  

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Eggs, Gluten Free
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 1 quesadilla
Calories 323 kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place a medium size non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Spray the pan with cooking spray (I prefer avocado oil) and add ½ cup fresh spinach to the pan.  Sauté the spinach until it is wilted. 
  2. Once the spinach is wilted, then pour the liquid egg whites over the spinach, sprinkle with onion powder, garlic salt, and black pepper. DO NOT STIR EGGS.  I found it easier to make the eggs, omelet style.  Once they are almost set, fold one side over the other and continue cooking until they are fully set.  You can flip them if one side starts to brown too much before they are done the cooking.  If you break them, it’s okay, just try to keep them in as big of pieces as possible, this makes them easier to eat in the quesadilla.
  3. While the eggs are cooking prepare the tortilla. (See note for GF tortilla.)  Line tortilla with shredded or sliced cheese.
  4. When the eggs are fully set, transfer to the tortilla and fold the tortilla in half to cover the eggs. Spray the pan again and place the quesadilla on the pan until both sides are browned and cheese is melted. You will need to flip it to brown both sides! 
  5. Once both sides have reached your desired crispiness and meltiness level it’s ready! Be careful it will be hot, I like to serve mine with guac and salsa to cool it down (temperature wise) and because, guac and salsa, duh.

Recipe Notes

Note for Gluten Free Tortillas - I used Trader Joes Brown Rice tortillas (that is what is in the photos for this recipe.)  To make the tortillas more pliable I follow the directions on the bag which state to wet both sides of the tortilla and heat for 15 to 30 seconds.  Using this method there is typically only one broken casualty per bag. 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Breakfast Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving (1 full recipe)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.5g 18%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 25g 50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.