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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 298.2
  • Total Fat: 14.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.5 mg
  • Sodium: 1,036.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 23.0 g

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Cheese quesadilla

Submitted by: CINDYSUE48
Cheese quesadilla

Introduction

High in protein, low in carbs, and all for just 300 calories High in protein, low in carbs, and all for just 300 calories
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    Low carb/low fat wraps (I used Toufayan which gives 13g total carb and 8g fiber)
    1/3 cup Mexican blend cheese (Kraft Shredded)
    1T sour cream (Food Lion full fat)
    2T salsa (Food Lion medium)
    1/2 pat butter (about 1 tsp) (Food Lion salted)

    (Nutritional info based on specific brands)

Directions

Take 1 low carb wrap and lightly butter.
Place butter side down in frypan/griddle
Add cheese evenly, covering most of wrap (leave about 1/4 inch at edge).
Cover and watch for cheese to be mostly melted.
When most of cheese is melted, close the quesadilla by folding in half.
Cook until browned and crispy.
Flip over and cook other side until browned and crispy

Cut in 3 wedges and serve with sour cream and low sugar salsa.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CINDYSUE48.






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  • Very Good
    33 of 35 people found this review helpful
    For those of you who are rating this one-star, or bad, please keep in mind that this is a low-carb recipe, NOT a low-fat. Anytime the fat content of a processed food is lowered, the carbs increase to compensate. Feel free to change the recipe to fit your needs, but do not bad cuz of amt. of fat. - 3/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 40 people found this review helpful
    All this balony about too much sodium, fat and the like is what makes dieting soooo tedius. It's ONE meal. It's not every meal for the rest of your life, so lighten up, adapt it (if you must) but be a bit more grateful for what is a very tasty, very good meal idea! Make dieting FUN! - 3/26/09

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  • Very Good
    32 of 37 people found this review helpful
    I omit the sour cream and use whole wheat tortillas and no butter (just a spray of cooking oil). Easy and a tasty snack or lunch! You can also add veggies inside it for a heartier (and healthier) quesadilla. - 8/8/07

    Reply from CINDYSUE48 (1/3/09)
    kind of defeats the purpose....it's a low carb recipe!


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  • Very Good
    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
    Along with other 'good tips'. I make these in my George Foreman grill - just spray it. No need for oil/butter and no need to flip it, perfectly browned and crunchy. You could use any sandwich maker machine as well. - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I made several changes and they were delicious. I use wheat tortillas, 2% cheese, and low-fat sour cream. Also put a little onion, green pepper and chicken in with the cheese. Instead of using butter in a skillet bake them in the oven. - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I add black beans and veggies to this. It makes a whole rounded meal for me. - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Mission Hill makes a line of "carb balance" tortillas that are even better for this. The whole wheat variety only has 4 net carbs per tortilla and a nicer texture than most other whole wheat tortillas I've tried.

    Definitely having this for lunch today though. - 3/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I added some chicken. Yum yum. - 10/26/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    So simple, and so yummy. I used tomato basil tortillas which gave it a little something extra. If I hadn't used this recipe, I'm certain I would have added gobs more cheese. 0:) But it didn't need it! - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    We loves these at my house, however there is a ton of sodium in this recipe. I use homemade salsa - much lower sodium, light sour cream, and I do add bell pepper, scallions, and diced tomatoes to the inside. In effort to get more whole grains, I use low carb whole wheat tortillas.
    Pair w/salad. - 3/24/09

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    One of my favorite snacks when I get home. Sometimes I put it in the microwave and leave off the butter. I also like to add jalapenos or corn to the inside. - 3/24/09

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    THANKS FOR THIS RECIPE, I AM TRYING TO EAT LOW CARB AND THIS SOUNDS VERY GOOD. I WILL TRY IT TODAY. - 1/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wow, This was wonderful. I had a salad with it and was totaly full. This will be something that I will make often. - 12/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make these with lowfat highfiber whole wheat tortillas, a spray of veg oil and add lowfat mozzerella and turkey pepperoni, mushrooms and green ppr or onion and dip into lowfat ranch dressing! I can enjoy these while my family eats take out pizza and no guilt comes with it and they taste great! - 7/2/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These are easy to make in the foreman grill, fyi. - 1/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was great for a quick and easy lunch! I used no calorie spray butter and low fat sour cream but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for posting a yummy and easy recipe!! I will definitely make again! - 11/10/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I think its a great basic, that you can accomodate your food preferences...Pesonally, love putting cheese on the quesidilla, pop it in the microwave, when it comes out, I add fresh spincach, and lettuce,and tomatoes, and a small amount of lite ranch dressing...delicious!!! - 1/22/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great for a quick lunch and after school snack for kids too! - 3/24/09

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    to save calories, I left off the sour cream and no butter. and used the 2% cheese. - 3/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very yummy and quick. great idea, I used PAM instead of butter. - 9/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made mine with homemade tortillas! I have celiac disease and diabetes so this recipe was great for me! - 2/20/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my kids like these occassionally without the salsa, homemade tortillas baked with lime juice before putting on the cheese and with an added sprinkle of garlic for a change of flavors. Both are yummy. - 3/24/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fast & easy-- my favorites when cooking. Didn't use sour cream, but were great with just salsa. - 8/23/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a really great basic recipe. I usually forgo the sour cream and add various veggies or leftovers that are lying around. Great recipe! - 7/29/10

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  • Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yes--trying to cut back on sodium. I'll adjust with substituting lower sodium ingredients. - 1/25/10

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