Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rainbow Quesadillas

Ingriedients for rainbow quesadillas.
The nutrition kitchen has come alive with a rainbow of colors.  Nutrition students have been studying the value of eating a rainbow of colors and learning about nutrients in each color of food.  Red foods are good for the heart and the memory.  Beta Carotene and Vitamin C, generally found in orange fruits and vegetables, are great for eyes and the immune system.  Yellow foods are great for healthy skin.   Dark leafy greens are rich in calcium, which helps bones.  Purple foods are great for the brain.  Lastly, white and brown foods help boost the immune system and prevent against sickness.  Students combined colorful fruits and vegetables to make rainbow quesadillas.  The quesadillas were a bit hit with the kids.  See the recipe below for an easy nutrient filled meal.

*Whole Wheat Tortillas
*1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
*1/2 diced red bell pepper
*1/2 carrot grated
*1 yellow summer squash grated
*3 tablespoons finely cut cilantro
*1/2 cup grated purple cabbage
*1 clove diced garlic
*Oil for pan

  1. Put oil in a frying pan. Combine all the ingredients between two quesadillas.
  2. Fry quesadilla over medium heat. 
  3. Makes 2-3 quesadillas.
Rainbow quesadillas ready for fying.
Cooked quesadillas ready to enjoy!

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