I noticed something the other day. Shane was home for lunch hour and after eating his lunch he sat back and closed his eyes. He looked…sick. He didn’t look like that before he ate lunch. And on his plate…grease smears leftover from his lunch. Gross. He came in feeling good then I fed him something that left him feeling gross, heavy, tired, and even sick.
I have been spending so much time lately focusing on healthy snacks and healthy suppers but I had never even thought about healthy lunches for Shane. He loves fries, chicken fingers, wings, etc (don’t we all?) so I assumed these would make good lunches. Quick, easy for me to make, too. Mistake.
Since then I have been actively searching and experimenting with healthy lunches that can still hold a man over until supper time. Something that will leave him feeling energized and ready for the last half of his day. The Cheesy Quesadilla is by far his favorite. And guess what…it’s still quick and easy 🙂
3 boneless skinless chicken breast
shredded cheese (type and amount is up to you!)
jalapeno lime sauce (aka magic sauce…optional but highly recommended. This makes it taste just like Taco Bell’s chicken quesadilla)
Cut chicken into cubes and either fry them or boil them(I boil them in the beginning of the week and have them in the frig on hand for any lunch). Heat up frying pan (cast iron works best but use what you have!) and lightly spray it with oil. Once it is heated but not too hot put the tortilla in the pan and sprinkle the cheese and chicken on one half of the tortilla.
If you are using magic sauce, put it on also. Once you start to see the cheese melting grab your favorite spatula
and flip the empty side of the tortilla onto the chicken and cheese.
Let that sit for a minute…just long enough for the melted cheese to stick to both sides then flip it over. One minute on that side and it is ready!
I have made this with regular flour tortillas and also gluten free corn tortillas. It worked great with both. I would like to fill my recipe box with a lot of healthy lunch ideas. Share your favorites with me!