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.

"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 "

Makes: 4 servings

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  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.


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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