Okay football fans, are you ready for the big game? I myself am not a football fan, but we always watch the Super Bowl at our house. I admit it is mainly for the commercials. Also who knows what might happen during the half time show?

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size
1 Quesadilla
Number of Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
8.7 g  
   Saturated Fat 4.1 g  
   Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
15 mg  
1370 mg  
540 mg  
Total Carbohydrate
43 g  
   Dietary Fiber 10 g  
   Sugars 5 g
18.1 g  
* Nutritional calculation provided by Dailyburn.

The problem with the big game is that it has become more than a game; it has become an event to pig out. We do not need another excuse to chow down with abandon. We have too many of those already. So I wanted to give you a tasty quesadilla recipe that will not bust your calorie budget. If you are lucky you might still be able to squeeze in a few baked tortilla chips and guacamole.

Black Bean Quesadilla

  • 2 whole wheat tortillas
  • ½ cup low fat Mexican style shredded cheese
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup diced zucchini
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • ½ cup canned black beans
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray 
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Heat a non stick skillet over medium high heat. Spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Add red onion and zucchini. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add frozen corn and black beans. Cook until warm, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add spinach, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook until spinach is slightly wilted. Remove from heat.
  6. Spray a baking sheet or jelly roll pan with olive oil cooking spray. Lay both tortillas on the pan. Divide bean and vegetable mixture between both tortillas, placing filling on half of each. Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese over bean and vegetable mixture on each tortilla. Fold other half of tortilla over the bean and vegetable mixture.
  7. Place in the oven and cook until tortilla starts to brown. Serve immediately.

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