- 2 ounces of pre-cooked shredded chicken
- ½ cup of steamed broccoli, chopped up
- 1/3 cup of part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 whole grain tortilla
- 2 tbsp plain, no fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp red pepper sauce
Combine Greek yogurt with hot sauce and set aside.
Heat chicken and broccoli in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Once heated through remove from the pan and place in a medium bowl.
Toss chicken and broccoli with salt, pepper and garlic powder and then set aside.
Place tortilla in the hot pan and allow to heat through on one side. Flip the tortilla and sprinkle half of the cheese over one half of the tortilla. Top cheese with broccoli and chicken and then sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top.
Using a spatula fold the tortilla over on to itself (into a half moon) and top with something heavy (ie. A weighted pan or my personal favorite, a teakettle). Allow to cook for a minute or two OR until the bottom lightly browed. Flip the tortilla and cook for another minute or two on the opposite side.
Remove Quesadilla from the pan and allow to cool for a minute or so before cutting into wedges. Top with spicy yogurt and Enjoy!!
Calories: 390; Total Fat: 13.6g; Saturated Fat: 6.2; Cholesterol: 74mg; Sodium: 451mg; Carbohydrate: 29.1; Dietary Fiber: 6.1; Sugars: 1.7; Protein: 36
10 Reasons to Eat Breakfast
Building a Balanced Breakfast
- Breakfast restores sugar levels after up to 12 hours of not eating.
- It is extremely difficult to get all of your necessary daily nutrients without breakfast.
- Adults who skip breakfast are less mentally and physically efficient for longer periods during the day.
- People who eat breakfast are more successful at losing weight and sticking to a diet.
- Athletes who skip breakfast train less effectively.
- Eating breakfast can raise metabolism by as much as 10 percent.
- People who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to rate their health as “excellent” or “good.”
- Missing breakfast increases your chance of heavy machinery and factory accidents.
- Eating breakfast has been shown to increase concentration.
- Eating a bigger meal in the morning and a smaller meal at night optimizes your daily energy levels.
Breakfast should provide at least one quarter of the calories you need for the entire day. Most nutritionists agree that a good breakfast contains the following ingredients:
- At least one serving of fiber
- At least one fruit and/or vegetable
- Milk or another source of calcium
- Protein, i.e., from meat, cheese or eggs
If this sounds like a tall order, it’s not. A bowl of cereal with fruit, a cereal bar with a glass of milk or a pita pocket with ham and cheese all fill the bill, as do bigger, traditional breakfasts, like eggs, ham and juice or blueberry pancakes with bacon. And, yes, cold pizza (with a glass of milk) qualifies as a healthy breakfast alternative.
Never eat breakfast?
If your usual breakfast is a cup of coffee, start small by incorporating a glass of juice or milk into your morning routine for a week or so, and then gradually build up to a balanced meal. If you think you don’t have time in the morning, consider making breakfast the night before or buying ready-made alternatives, such as cereal bars and juice boxes.
my unanswered question will always be this: when do you have to eat for it to be considered breakfast? ^_^
You should eat within an hour of waking up to wake up your metabolism, otherwise it’s still in fasting mode.