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.
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
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
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.
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.
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What are your life ingredients?
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.
Tammy S says
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.
Susan Smith says
Oh this looks delicious. I’ve never tried apples with cheese before.
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.
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.
Robin Wilson says
We make quesadillas quite often, but I never thought to add apples! Awesome!
Mya Murphy says
I like apples and love cheese. It may be good, but unsure lol
Apples are on sale this week at my grocery I will have to try this!
This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Sarah L says
I never would have thought of that combination, but looks yummy.