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Quesadillas

January/February 1995, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Quesadillas are a terrific quick snack to feed the family. They're also great served alongside chili or southwestern stews.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I use whole wheat tortillas whenever possible. They are lower in fat and carbs so you get more fiber and less calories, plus you don't feel deprived of a cheesy treat. Dawn, Woodbury, MN "
Quesadillas Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Preparation

  1. Spread 1 ounce cheese on a tortilla. Top with another tortilla and place in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the bottom is lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook until the cheese is melted and the second side is lightly toasted. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and the remaining cheese to make 4 quesadillas altogether. Cut each into quarters and serve with salsa.

Nutrition

Per serving: 229 calories; 10 g fat (6 g sat, 3 g mono); 25 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 3 g fiber; 300 mg sodium; 120 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat


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