What Nutritionists Cook on Busy Weeknights
Health experts—they're just like us! Well, mostly. Their crazy-day meals look a lot like ours, but with some lightened-up tweaks.
Shortcut Veggie Quesadillas
The grilled cheese sandwich of Mexican cuisine, quesadillas, make a superfast meal that can be superhealthy, too. Here's how Jen Welper, executive chef at Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, bumps up the nutrition quotient: She starts with either whole wheat or multigrain tortillas, fills them with sharp cheddar or pepper Jack cheese (their rich flavors mean a little goes a long way), bell peppers (she keeps frozen ones on hand for when she's out of fresh; they defrost quickly in a hot sauté pan) and refried beans.