Egg White and Cheddar Quesadilla

by Khushboo on November 24, 2014

Hey guys! How was your weekend? I had an awesome morning on Saturday which included a run, massage and the most delicious breakfast in the longest time (more to come on that below).  We had 6km scheduled, but because this week is going to be hectic with friends & family in town, we switched it up so that we could finish off our 9km long run. 

Marine Drive

Marine Drive

Although I was quite nervous initially, the run ended up being amazing.  The weather was perfectly crisp and more importantly, I felt strong the whole distance.  My breathing was great and it give me a confidence boost for my upcoming 10km Pinkathon Race for Breast Cancer.  A few other takeaways from the run included: 

  • Forget HIIT & running up inclines for speed workโ€ฆjust get a stray dog to run alongside you
  • The less I overthink about a run, the easier it seems to be
  • Pad Thai is excellent running fuel
  • Savory breakfasts > sweeter breakfasts after a run

With regards to the last takeaway, you guys need to try out this Egg White and Cheddar Quesadilla now!

Egg white quesadilla 2

And if you’ve already eaten breakfast today, make it for lunch! It’s easy, peasy and extremely cheesy.  Literally I can’t even.  Aside from tasting decadently delicious, it pretty much covers every nutritional base: complex carbs & fiber (tortilla), lean protein (egg whites), fat (cheese) & fruit/veggies (mushrooms & tomato).  If you’re counting your macros, each Egg White and Cheddar Quesadilla racks in about 310 calories & 26g protein.  Breakfast of champions? I think so!

Egg White Quesadilla

On another note, I read something on Instagram which really stuck with me the other day.  It was along the lines of “Connect with people, not Wi-Fi”.  With friends & family coming to Mumbai over the next few days, I plan to spend as little time online as possible.  I’ll probably be back blogging towards the end of next week.  Until then, have fun & be sure to try out this Egg White and Cheddar Quesadilla recipe!

Egg White and Cheddar Quesadilla
Serves 1
An easy, cheesy savoury breakfast ideas that is high in protein.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 wholewheat or corn tortilla
  2. Olive oil or cooking spray
  3. 4 egg whites
  4. 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese (=20g)
  5. 3 mushrooms, sliced
  6. ยฝ tomato, sliced
Instructions
  1. Whisk egg whites in a bowl & add mushrooms.
  2. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat & coat with olive oil (or cooking spray). Once heated, add egg whites/mushrooms. Scramble or make as an omelet. Add your choice of seasoning & set aside.
  3. Place tortilla on a plate and add egg whites/mushrooms on one half. Top with tomato slices & grated cheese. Fold the top half of the tortilla over the fillings.
  4. Transfer the tortilla to the the same non-stick pan used for eggs. Cook for 1 minute, carefully turn quesadilla over and cook for another minute or so until both sides are golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  5. Slice quesadilla into 2-3 triangles & serve.
Notes
  1. i) As I didn't have any tortillas on hand, I made a wrap (a.k.a. chapatti/roti) using ยฝ wheat flour & water.
  2. ii) I used Peri Peri seasoning for the egg whites.
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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan November 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I am with you on savory breakfasts being > sweet breakfasts after a run – I wonder why is that? This quesadilla sounds delish – speially with those mushrooms and peri peri seasoning the egg whites!
I totally understand that Instagram! I don’t have family coming into town – but plan on spending some quality time with those that are here over these next few days myself. Hope you have a blast and enjoy your friends and family Khushboo!

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

I’m guessing the savoury cravings are a response to the loss of sodium via sweat? Hope you managed to sneak in some quality time with your family over the past week, Shashi :)!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig November 24, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Yum! I totally just want sweet foods all the time, though.

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

Haha burgers or chocolate- answer quick ;)!

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Parita @ myinnershakti November 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Congrats on a great run – I know that feeling – it’s not one that can’t be beat. I didn’t work out at all this weekend. Instead, I spent quality time with Vishnu, my BIL, and his gf! We had so much fun!!

And that quesadilla – YUM! The only thing I would do is switch up the cheese for some avocado…either way it looks and sound delicious!

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:48 am

Mmm love the idea of adding in avocado..can’t get enough of the egg/avocado combo!

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Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli November 24, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Yum!! Thanks for the wrap idea as well!

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:48 am

Hope you give it a shot, Jen :)!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I alway say that if you want to get me to run, just send some kind of rabid animal after me ๐Ÿ˜› And I love, love, LOVE that saying about connecting with people. I spend so much time on the computer as it is with work and blogging, so when I’m with someone, I really try to put all technology away and enjoy my time with them. Have a great time with your friends and family, Khushboo!

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

Love your approach when you’re around family/friends! Especially with all kinds of social media just a mere button away, it’s so easy to get distracted and interact with those who AREN’T around you!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Have a great time disconnecting this week! I have a friend coming to visit in January, and I think I’ll take the same approach – technology away and focusing on spending time with him. Also – I think my breakfast yesterday morning was cold leftover pizza. I’m not complaining…buuuut I think I could have gone for this instead ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

Cold pizza might be THE best breakfast…good call :)!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 25, 2014 at 12:55 am

If I don’t have a smoothie after a workout, then it’s defiitely a savory event. I can’t do syrup and stuff after all that exertion!

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

Ick I know what you mean- you didn’t bust your ass for nothing ;)!

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Hayley McKenzie-Sealy November 25, 2014 at 3:31 am

Ugh I made a lousy cheese wrap for dinner. Wish I’d had seen this earlier. Looks lovely – tomorrow I guess!

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

Ah hope you managed to try this out Hayley ๐Ÿ™‚

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Honey, What's Cooking November 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

I tried running a bit, I am able to do 10 mins without stopping, it’s a start. ๐Ÿ™‚
Congrats!
This quesadilla looks yummy, i love a healthy breakfast wrap.

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

Wowie 10 minutes is awesome, Nisha…keep it up :)!

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy November 26, 2014 at 7:07 am

congrats! and this breakfast looks amazing

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 9:50 am

Thanks Caralyn :)!

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Moin@ Skin Disease Remedies December 3, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Congrats for having excellent run! I tired a lot to start but things not wrapping up for me. Do you’ve any plan for me?
Yes will sure try your breakfast recipe, thought not now. I’ll save recipe and ask my wife to cook it for me.

Hopefully she will do it. ๐Ÿ™‚ (As am asking her all online recipes)

~@Moin

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Khushboo December 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

Have you tried the the Galloway run/walk method, Moin? If not, I highly recommend it for boosting your stamina! I blogged about it over here:
http://kthadani.com/2011/10/11/ralk-my-world/

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Moin@ Skin Disease Remedies December 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

No,
Thanks for the link I’ll sure try this out.

~@Moin

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GiGi Eats December 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

I wish I could eat this! I have never had a quesadilla before in my life and I cannot eat cheese or eggs! ๐Ÿ™ Eat triple the portions for me!!!

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Khushboo December 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

No eggs?? Aww man I feel for you girl!

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