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Pear and Cheese Quesadillas

The best snacks are those with a variety of nutrient-rich food groups represented. This quesadilla f...

Filled with fiber, calcium and protein, quesadillas are a snap to make anytime. Leave the skin on the pear for more nutrients and fiber. Any pear variety works great -- Bosc, Bartlett and Anjou. Try different varieties of cheese, too. Just make sure it’s reduced fat so saturated fat is kept under control.

Makes 1 quesadilla (2 servings, half a quesadilla per serving)

2 whole-wheat or multigrain flour tortillas (8 inches)
4 tablespoons apple butter
¾ cup reduced-fat shredded Monterey Jack Colby blend cheese
¾ cup finely diced pear

1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat.

2. Divide apple butter between tortillas and spread almost to edge.

3. Divide cheese and diced pears between tortillas, placing ingredients only on half of the tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half to completely enclose filling.

4. Heat in skillet for 2 to 4 minutes on each side, or until tortilla is browned.

Nutrition information (per serving)
325 calories
16 g protein
39 g carbohydrates
11.5 g fat (5 g saturated)
23 mg cholesterol
553 mg sodium
450 mg calcium
1.2 mg iron
290 IU vitamin A
2 mg vitamin C
5 g fiber



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