Gluten Free Spinach & Mushroom Quesadilla

gluten free quesadilla

Gluten Free Spinach and Mushroom Quesadilla

Alright, since I have started this gluten free journey, I’ve learned a few things. The first thing I learned…I am awful with diets. I failed after day 4. Second thing I’ve learned…I actually could feel a difference after 3 days. The last thing I learned, I should probably stop eating gluten. In an effort to not feel like I’m losing out on all of the things I love, I’m really trying to work with some alternatives.

For those of you who have gluten allergies, I’m sure you know the uncomfortable symptoms caused by eating gluten. For the 3 days that I successfully went gluten free, I felt great. I wasn’t tired, I didn’t feel bloated, and my stomach didn’t hurt. Not even a little bit! Now, after I ate bread on day 4, I felt terrible. My stomach was in pain, I felt bloated, and extremely lethargic. Yesterday, I went gluten free for breakfast and lunch, but not dinner. I succumbed to the temptation of pizza. Again, I felt terrible. ALL night long. Hopefully, I have learned my lesson.

On to the recipe! This gluten free quesadilla was so good! You can obviously use any veggies in a quesadilla, but I just went with what I had in the fridge since I don’t want things to go bad.

Ingredients:

  • Mexican cheese blend,I used Wegmans, which is gluten free
  • Brown rice tortillas, from Trader Joes, gluten free
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Onion, diced
  • Avocado
  • Salsa, gluten free and organic, I used Trader Joes again (Believe it or not, this salsa is better then any salsa I’ve ever had!)

Directions:

  1. Saute your mushrooms, spinach, and onion until cooked.
  2. Take out 2 tortillas and add cheese to both sides facing up. You can either melt the cheese in the oven or in the microwave.
  3. Top the veggies on the tortillas/melted cheese and put together.
  4. Instead of using sour cream and salsa, which I always do. I decided to opt for a more healthy choice. I just mixed together salsa and avocado for a quick “guacamole”.
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