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Vegetarian Quesadillas

This week, I suggest a recipe with a little Mexican touch. Perfect for lunch or dinner, vegetarian quesadillas can also be served as appetizers if you make them bite-sized. Bon appétit!

2 servings 

404 calories/ 60g carbs/ 11g fat/ 22g proteins


2 7 inches whole wheat tortillas
1/3 average sweet potato, cubed
5 ml (1 teaspoon) olive oil
1 finely chopped gray shallot
1 finely chopped garlic clove
190 ml (3/4 cup) canned black beans, drained
5 cherry tomatoes, cut in pieces
100 ml (1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon) fresh or frozen corn
125 ml (½ cup) partly skimmed mozzarella cheese, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste
60 ml (1/4 cup) fat free sour cream
60 ml (1/4 cup) salsa (storebought)


1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
2. Boil the sweet potato cubes until they are tender, around 10 minutes.
3. In a pan, sauté the shallots in olive oil. Add the garlic and beans, and cook for 5 minutes. Then, add the corn, salt, and pepper.
4. When the sweet potatoes are ready, mash them.
5. Put a tortilla on a plate, distribute the mashed sweet potatoes, add the bean mix, and scatter cheese on top. Cover with a second tortilla. Press gently.
6. Put in the oven for 10 minutes. Make sure the cheese melts.
7. Cut in slices and serve with sour cream and salsa.

By Karine Larose

Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Karine Larose is a kinesiologist, Director of Marketing and Communications and Spokesperson for Nautilus Plus who specializes in fitness motivation. She authored The Guide to Healthier Living, penned the book 10-4 The Healthy Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks and released her third work called Zero Diet: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Success, all by Les Éditions du TRÉCARRÉ. Karine has launched a series of exercise DVDs entitled 30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus and is featured on the ULTIME FIT online platform. Many TV shows and radio stations regularly request Karine’s point of view on physical exercise issues and points of interest.

Vegetarian Quesadillas is a post from I'm taking charge. I'm taking charge is a blog that aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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