Although Halloween is a holiday geared towards indulging, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. This Halloween, add a healthy pre-Trick or Treat Halloween meal to the “to dos” for your family and you may help them avoid overdoing it.
Before your kids (or you) head out for a night of Halloween trick or treating, feed them a healthy, nutritious dinner. Focus on whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats to fill them up and keep them from getting hungry while going door to door. Watch the segment on (Fox25 Boston) below for some tips and recipes for this ghoul filled holiday.
Jack O’Lantern Quesadillas
- 16 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
- 8 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 4 cups grated low-fat cheese (12 oz.)
- 1 lb. chicken strips
- 1 Green pepper – chopped fine
- 1 onion – chopped fine
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake chicken for 20 minutes.
- Use a sharp paring knife to trim away some of top of the whole wheat tortillas, leaving a 1-inch “stem” so tortillas are shaped like pumpkins. Repeat with remaining 8 tortillas. Use a knife to cut two triangles for eyes and a crescent for a mouth into 8 tortillas.
- Remove chicken from oven when done and set aside.
- Set oven to Broil on high and place an oven rack about 5 inches from heat source. Line a baking sheet with foil and mist with nonstick cooking spray.
- Warm 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add a tortilla without eyes and mouth, sprinkle with a scant 1/2 cup cheese, green pepper, and onion. Lay a few thinly sliced chicken strips over the mixture. Cover with cutout tortilla. Cook until underside is golden, 1 to 2 minutes, slide onto baking sheet, and repeat to make three more quesadillas.
- Place baking sheet under broiler and broil until tops are golden. Slide onto a serving platter and loosely tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas and cheese. Serve immediately.