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21 Day Fix Approved Quesadilla

July 1, 2015

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21 day fix quesadilla recipe

21 Day Fix Approved Quesadilla

You know when you have a great idea for a recipe, let’s say you bought a magazine at the grocery store that had some great clean eating recipes in it and you actually took the time to go and read through them and make notes on the ones you were going to make?  Let’s say, for example’s sake only of course, that you even had all of the ingredients on hand, and you were ready to go and make this awesome sounding recipe.  Oh wait what about that time you forgot to marinate the chicken for 8 hours according to the recipe?!?  Its no secret to my family and friends, I am TERRIBLE at reading directions, I always have been.  I would much rather prefer to do it my way and then fix what I missed later.  That seriously may be the worst habit I’ve ever heard.  I’ve been trying to slow down and read things through but let’s face it, its just not in my nature.

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Always gotta have a backup plan!

So when I bought Clean Eating Magazine‘s summer special I was pumped!  Baked Honey-mustard chicken thighs it was going to be!  Well I didn’t have chicken thighs but did have chicken breasts so I figured its a go!  Well, the chicken never made it to the marinade and I only realized this about 5 minutes before I was going to start cooking.  Which is also why my photos are OBVIOUSLY from my iPhone!  I had no plans to blog this recipe but once my gears had switched I grabbed my phone and here goes!  So plan B.  Luckily enough I consider myself pretty creative when it comes to making up recipes based on what’s in my fridge!  Plus that is the best way to use up what you have!  My love of quesadillas is like no other so of course I had some Trader Joe’s low carb tortillas and I figured voila!  Some sort of southwest quesadilla it is.  I sprinkled the chicken breast with two tablespoons of 21 day Fix smoky southwest seasoning and cooked it in a pan until it was all cooked up!

Clean Eating Southwest Quesadillas

Farmer’s Market for the win!

I happened to have some amazing Cinco de Mayo salsa I got at a local farmer’s market and there was only about a 1/4 cup in there so I threw that in to cook around with the chicken while it was finishing up cooking!  After the chicken was done, I set it aside and sautéed one yellow of frozen corn, one green of mixed sweet peppers and a healthy dose of cilantro in some cooking spray.  I then threw this all together and put one blue of Trader Joe’s lite shredded cheese blend on top.  Since one of these types of tortillas counts as one half of a yellow, i topped this puppy off with a second tortilla and grilled it up!

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Clean Eating Southwest Quesadillas

The end product… served with a tablespoon of nonfat greek yogurt and serious yum.  I should forget to marinate my chicken more often 🙂

Clean Eating Southwest Quesadillas

21 Day Fix Approved Quesadilla


Two chicken breasts
2 Tbsp 21 day fix smoky southwest spice
1/4 cup organic salsa
Four taco sized, low carb tortillas
One green mixed veggies (I used peppers)
One yellow frozen corn
1/4 cup cilantro
One blue mixed light shredded cheese


Cook chicken and spices in a pan lightly coated with cooking spray until chicken is cooked and juices run clear.  Mix in 1/4 cup salsa and   Set aside.  Sauté veggies, corn, cilantro until cooked and add to chicken.  Mix to incorporate.  On a griddle or pan heat one tortilla and layer one half of blue container and half of the chicken mixture.  Add in second half of cheese.  Once bottom of tortilla is browned,  add second tortilla to top.  Use your best pancake flipping skills to turn that sucker over.  Some of the inside may come out, just lift up the tortilla and spoon it back in.  Cook until cheese is melted and other tortilla is brown.  Serve with 2 Tbsp greek yogurt.

Makes 2 servings (1 1/4 red, 1 1/2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green)

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  • Courtney

    July 2, 2015 at 1:35 am

    These look fantastic! Aldi has gluten-free tortillas so I can adapt them to be husband-safe. When you say “green” and “yellow,” is that a portion control system?


      July 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Courtney!
      Aldi has an awesome line of gluten-free items! And of course I love their prices!! Greens yellows, and other colors! are all part of the 21 Day Fix program! It is an awesome Beachbody program that helps to teach portion control and nutrition balance to optimize weight loss and better health! Check out this link for all the info on the 21 Day Fix!

    2. Gina

      October 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      This looks delicious! I’m starting back up with the 21 day fix and I’m a bit confused. Is this for one entire quesadilla? Or one piece of the quesadilla


        October 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm

        This is for two servings. The shells you are using are the low carb ones from Trader Joe’s – about 50 calories each. One on top and one on bottom is about 1 yellow. Hopefully that helps!

  • Britt

    September 15, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    It says 4 tortillias so for the containers to b right do u half the recipe for 1 person?


      September 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      correct – the serving for this recipe is for two. To make it for one, just cut in half.

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