Black Bean & Veggie Quesadilla


    • 2 Avocados
    • 1 Can Black Beans
    • 8oz Cheddar Cheese
    • 1 small bunch cilantro
    • 2 Jalapeños
    • 4 tortilla shells
    • 1 lime
    • 2 red bell peppers
    • 1 medium red onion
    • 4 tomatoes
    • Olive Oil
    • Black pepper, chili powder, cumin, salt



  • Dice tomatoes, Avocado, Onion, 1 jalapeños (remove seeds), 1/2 onion and add to a medium bowl.
  • Add 1 small bunch worth of cilantro leaves.
  • Season with salt and pepper! Squeeze 1 lime on top. Mix all together!

Quesadilla Filling:

  • Heat up skillet. Coat bottom of skillet with 1-2 TBSP olive oil.
  • Add remaining onion 1/2, 1 jalapeño, and chop and add 2 bell pepper.
  • Season with 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Stirring frequently, cook until vegetables have softened, 3-4 minutes
  • Drain and rinse beans and add to skillet.
  • In another pan, add tortilla and top with 2oz of cheese and quesadilla filling.


Beans are a great way to add fiber to your diet with 15g of fiber per cup! Meal prep the veggie fillings in bulk for a quick and easy add to you quesadilla’s. Pair this quesadilla with fruit on the side and chicken in it if you have high protein needs!

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In good health and wellness,

Sydney Mink, MS, RD, LDN


Sydney earned her MS from Illinois State University! She is passionate about sports nutrition and fueling adequately to perform at an elite level. Sydney was a First-team All-American athlete who competed at the Olympic Trials in the Discus throw. She is passionate about building muscle mass and fueling to have optimum energy, reduced injuries, and a positive relationship with food. Sydney uses an intuitive eating approach to empower individuals to understand one’s bodies for sustainable eating habits that can optimize athletic performance and improve day-to-day functioning. She played basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, and soccer and competed in track throughout her life. Sydney has experience coaching Division 1 track and field throwers. Sydney was recently married and moved near Iowa City, Iowa. She enjoys playing with her dogs, trying new restaurants, and traveling with her husband. She enjoys disputing myths about diet culture and aims to help clients find a positive relationship with food by following the gentle nutrition concept of intuitive eating.

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