The best part was that these wraps were very macro-friendly! They're lower in carbs than bread which made it easier for me to fit them in. It's all about balance and by adding chicken and cheese, I was able to meet my protein and fats as well.
After my gym session of hitting back and biceps plus a 30-minute HIIT workout, my muscles were begging for food and this quesadilla definitely hit the spot! I was too starving to wait to eat the quesadilla so I made an egg-white veggie scramble really quickly to eat as I was prepping the quesadillas. I try to eat about 30-60 minutes after a workout to give my body proper recovery fuel. Since I had to drive home, shower, and change waiting for the quesadillas was pushing the 60 minutes! Plus I'm just not always very patient especially when I'm hangry :)
So, all I did was take two wraps then spread 1/2 tbsp of pesto on each side. Then I took half the cheese I was using and laid it across the bottom wrap. Then I added the chicken (already grilled and shredded a bit), then the other half of the cheese, then finally the second wrap on top.
That way as the cheese melts, it'll hold the chicken in and act as a seal between the two wraps! On my quesadilla I used feta cheese, chicken, and pesto. Yeah I know not the typical quesadilla ingredients but it's what I wanted! For my mom's I just used chicken and mozzarella cheese since she didn't want any sauce. You can pretty much customize this recipe to fit whatever you like!
I was disappointed that we didn't have any salsa because I think that could've been good to put in the quesadilla, too. Obviously without the pesto, though!
To cook the quesadillas:
1. Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray and on the outside of each wrap, for good measure
2. Cook on each side for a few minutes. I flipped it once the bottom was turning a golden brown and the bottom layer of cheese was fully melted.
Just a warning: it can be kinda tricky to flip the quesadillas! I used the largest spatula we had as well as utilizing my cat-like reflexes ;) just kidding I don't have those at all. I actually considered myself very lucky that I managed to flip both of them without any problems! In fact, I still have no idea how I managed it..
3. Once the outsides are both browned and crisp and the cheese is melted, the quesadilla is ready!
I garnished mine with lettuce, tomatoes, blue tortilla chips, and some extra cheese. Of course I would have loved to use salsa too but sadly we were out!
I spy a little black nose...she's always trying to mooch! I have her well-trained not to beg from me but my mom is another story...