Jumpstart your morning with nutritious Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas.
Anybody else have kids who don’t like eggs? Bridget is the non-egg-eater in our house, and her egg aversion makes getting a quality, protein-filled breakfast in her belly before school even more challenging. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; I wasn’t an egg eater as a kid, either, so I’m hopeful her palate will grow with her over the years. In the meantime, my school day dilemma consists of jumpstarting her morning with enough breakfast fuel to last through ’til lunch. Fortunately she’s a cheese lover, so Bridget and these (mom-approved) Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas are now breakfast besties.
Tart Granny Smith apple slices, extra sharp cheddar cheese and crisp bacon strips are all you need to make this quick and easy back to school breakfast. Although Bridget prefers juice over milk first thing in the morning, I don’t haggle over it. I just slip a yogurt tube on her breakfast plate to make sure she’s well on her way to the recommended three servings of dairy every day. On average, each serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides eight grams of high quality protein, so I can feel good that I’m jumpstarting her day with a nutritious breakfast that will help her put her best foot forward in school.
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- 2 large flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 medium Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
- 4 pieces cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
- Canola oil spray
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
- Spray the pan with canola oil when hot. Place one tortilla in the bottom of the pan. Quickly layer cheese, apple and bacon on the tortillas. Place the other tortilla on top and then spray the top of that tortilla with canola oil.
- Cook until toasted, flip quesadilla and cook until toasted on second side. Remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly and then cut into pieces.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 676mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 20g