Nutrition Consultant, author, and blogger extraordinaire Erin Palinski-Wade has selected this flatbread recipe as a diabetes-friendly option for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike.
For an athlete, but especially an athlete with diabetes, consuming a well-balanced snack to refuel after an intense workout is key. And an option that’s portable so you can take it with you on the run is even better. This recipe provides it all! The combination of the chicken and cheese provide your body with the protein it needs to build and repair muscle, while the rich fiber and whole grain content of the Flatout flatbread provides a source of slow digested carbohydrates to stabilize blood sugar levels. The healthy fat content from the avocado provides an additional source of nutrients and fiber making this a delicious post-workout snack you can enjoy often.
Chicken and Cheddar Flatbread Quesadilla
1 Flatout® Flatbread
4 ounces chicken breast, cooked and cubed
2 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
4 thin avocado slices
Place cheese on one half of flatbread. Top with chicken breast and avocado. Fold in half. Cook in medium hot pan one minute on each side or until cheese melts. Cut.
(Recipe makes 1 serving, analysis based on 1 serving)