Apple and Swiss Quesadilla Recipe #LifeIngredients

This Apple and Swiss Quesadilla recipe and My Life Ingredients discussion is sponsored by Alpine Lace®. As always, all thought and opinions are my own.

Making the switch a couple of years ago to working for myself from home, not only gave me more flexibility in my schedule but an opportunity to be more involved with my kids and grandchildren. I love being able to do things like pick my granddaughters up from school, and taking the dogs for an afternoon stroll. Being home during most meal times has helped me to eat a healthier diet. Gone is the temptation of the break room vending machine. There are still some days when we have a lot of running around to do, and it takes a little more effort to plan some healthy snacks.

I have always been a big fan of cheese and find that when I reach for a snack that includes cheese and maybe some fruit, I feel satisfied and fueled for the rest of the afternoon. Whether it’s a cheese and deli meat roll-up or an apple and Swiss quesadilla, the addition of cheese takes care of my cravings without any guilt.

RDA for a happy, healthy life

While it’s important to fuel your body with healthy foods, a fulfilling and happy life is filled with many ‘life ingredients’. My essential life ingredients include family, friends, laughter, chocolate, and a little adventure. I love the My Life Ingredients movement with Alpine Lace®. I created this fun RDA for a happy, active life on the Alpine Lace® web site and it shared it to my Facebook page. It was fun to get feedback from my friends and family.

Make your own RDA for a happy, active life!
The secret to my ideal happy life includes time with family, laughter and chocolate. Sorry, but I simply couldn’t leave off the chocolate. It’s my guilty little pleasure. A few other things that I would include in my personal RDA are an hour of quiet time each day, a good book, and crafting. I would love to know what makes up your ideal life. You can make and share your own personal RDA for life.

I love making quesadillas for both lunch and snack breaks. They are so simple to put together and the ingredient possibilities are endless. I made this Apple and Swiss Quesadilla one afternoon when I just wasn’t going to make it until dinnertime. I was desperate for something that would satisfy my hunger and help me finish up all the work I had left to do that day.

Apple and Swiss Quesadilla

Apple and Swiss Quesadilla


5 – 6 slices Alpine Lace® Swiss reduced fat deli cheese
1 apple, cored and sliced thin
1/4 cup shredded lettuce or spinach leaves
2 spinach tortillas
vegetable spray

To make, layer the 4 slices of Swiss cheese on top of a tortilla. Add a layer of apple slices. Top with some sliced lettuce or fresh spinach leaves. I used bib lettuce, since that’s what I had, but any lettuce would be fine. I just like having that bit of something green. Top with remaining 2 slices of cheese. Cover with the second tortilla, and place in a pan, on medium heat, that has been sprayed with vegetable spray. Cook for several minutes, until the tortilla begins to brown, flip and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.

Apple and Swiss Quesadilla

I like using the Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese because they have reduced fat options, and their high quality ingredients are a good source of protein and calcium. Not to mention the fact that it tastes great, and helps to fuel my busy day.

Most varieties of Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese are reduced fat, perfect for snacking on the go or adding delicious flavor to your favorite sandwich. Its great taste comes from high-quality ingredients, and it provides a good source of protein and calcium.

Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese helps fuel your busy day, providing you the energy and deliciousness to prepare you for your next adventure. Share your adventure and life ingredients on your personal Facebook page and be sure to “like” Alpine Lace®.

What are your life ingredients?

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  1. Yummy recipe, what a great idea ladies!

  2. nicole dz says:

    I love how simple and healthy the ingredients are, and it is quick to make. Kid friendly too! Better after school snack option, like this a lot!

  3. Wow, I hadn’t even thought of making this before, I always put meat in mine. I’ll be trying this soon, thanks for the recipe!

  4. Sounds delish! Love the ingredient combination, will have to try soon.

  5. I love quesadillas. Your right, quesadillas are easy to make; however, I’ve never thought about using Apple & Swiss Cheese to make a Quesadilla before. It looks delicious.. I would want to make this for snacks. It’s definitely a healthy choice to make. I love your Nutrition Facts.

  6. That sounds tasty! I love cheese quesadillas, but have never combined them with apples. Great idea! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  7. I love easy food for supper and we are in a rut so this should be on our menu!

  8. This is a simple, but yet elegant looking recipe. I think it would be great for a party.

  9. The apple and swiss quesadilla looks/sounds delicious. It would never have occurred to me to put apple slices in a quesadilla, thank you for sharing this very creative recipe.

  10. This looks right up my alley! We always get alpine lace when we get Swiss.

  11. Interesting combination I would have to give it a try.

  12. What a unique idea! You always think of quesadills as being more savory, but these sound delicious with a little sweet in them too.

  13. Oh this looks fabulous. I’ve never tried apples with cheese believe it or not. :D

  14. I would never think to make this, but it makes sense… not too far from apple pie after all.

  15. That looks really good. I’m not a fan of swiss cheese at all but I love apples and cheddar.

  16. Yum. This looks very yummy.

  17. What a interesting combination! I might just have to give this a try.

  18. Looks delish! I would never think to put apple in my Quesadilla.

  19. What a great idea to add the lettuce and apple! Sounds very refreshing!

  20. This will be a perfect summer lunch!

  21. I didn’t know these were so easy to make and so healthy too!!

  22. Taylor Allen says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I made these last night and they were awesome!! Thanks for sharing, I’m going to pin it also!

  23. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Swiss cheese is my sisters favorite, she would absolutely love this

  24. That looks so tasty. Something I could really get into

  25. that’s totally not a combo I would have ever thought of, but it sounds delicious and healthy!

  26. My kids love quesadillas! I never thought to put apple in them. This may be one for our next “taste test”

  27. This looks so light and filling!

  28. this recipe is so awesome!!!! perfect for on the go snack :D I really enjoy, reading and trying out all these great recipes. Thanks

  29. Spinach Tortillas are delish! I’ve never tried apple and swiss together but it sound awesome!

  30. What a great idea. I will have to try this!

  31. My husband would love this! I might, too. :)

  32. That quesadilla looks delicious, I’m going to try this recipe.

  33. I never would have come up with this combo but I bet it’s delicious!

  34. Birdiebee says:

    The apple and swiss sound very good together. I bet it has a really unique taste all its own. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  35. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! This sounds delicious!! I like that you mixed flavors by adding the apples. Yummy!!

  36. This recipe looks quick and easy. It also looks yummy! I might add some sliced cherry tomatoes to it also.

  37. Janet W. says:

    I love quesadillas, but never had one quite like this before! What a healthy option and I think my family would enjoy it!

  38. Robin Abrams says:

    This sounds really good. I love swiss cheese I will for sure try this

  39. Holly Thomas says:

    This would be a perfect brunch recipe.

  40. i didn’t have swiss cheese so i used farmers cheese & i really liked it, but i love farmers cheese.

  41. Marti Tabora says:

    I’ve never thought about apples and cheese together this way but it does sound interesting.

  42. robyn donnelly says:

    It actually sounds delicious. I do like fruit and cheese together with crackers and apple juice.

  43. Christina says:

    This looks so good. I never would have thought to pair apple and cheese together for a quesadilla but I do love them both, I think I am going to try this for lunch this week!

  44. I love apples with good cheese, but I never thought about making a quesadilla! I can’t wait to try this. I’ve bookmarked it!

  45. Pamela Gurganus says:

    This quesadilla looks and sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try the Alpine Lace cheeses!

  46. Julie Wood says:

    This is a recipe that I would make for my family! I live the apples with the Swiss cheese! It sounds healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  47. Vennie M. says:

    What a great recipe! It’s lunch time as I type here and that Quesadilla would be so yummy right now! Thanks for the recipe.

  48. saminder gumer says:

    sounds amazing. i love the combination of apple and swiss. thanks.

  49. We love quesadillas. These sound good

  50. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    omgish this looks so good! i’d use spinach wraps.

  51. Jennifer Daniell says:

    Yum! Why didn’t I think of that? Now the wheels are rolling I am thinking a pear and havarti quesadilla would be awesome too! Or apples and cheddar.

  52. alicia k says:

    apple and swiss is a great combo

  53. Shannon says:

    I love apples and cheese! This sounds very good. Thank you for sharing you recipe with us and have a lovely day.

  54. shelly peterson says:

    This looks super delicious. I would never have thought to use fruit in this.

  55. Barbara Montag says:

    I never would have thought of this combination – sounds great!

  56. This is such a great idea! I love cheese and apples!

  57. Yum that looks so good and using a favorite cheese of mine!

  58. Jennifer T. says:

    I think this recipe would make a great snack for my daughter when she gets home from school. And, it’s well balanced nutrition.

  59. I’ve never had apple & swiss together, but this looks like such a healthy lunch.

  60. Yum, this looks so healthy and delicious.

  61. This looks delicious! I love apples and swiss cheese together! This would make a great dinner for those nights I am running late from work.

  62. Susan Smith says:

    Oh this looks delicious. I’ve never tried apples with cheese before.

  63. saminder gumer says:

    such a great combination. i would not have thought of it. it also is pretty healthy as well and the kids would love the taste. i would not have thought of making a quesadilla out of it.

  64. I’ve had apple, swiss and ham sandwiches before, so I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy this. The addition of the spinach tortilla is a nice twist.

  65. Robin Wilson says:

    We make quesadillas quite often, but I never thought to add apples! Awesome!

  66. Mya Murphy says:

    I like apples and love cheese. It may be good, but unsure lol

  67. cassandra says:

    Apples are on sale this week at my grocery I will have to try this!

  68. This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  69. I never would have thought of that combination, but looks yummy.

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