Cheese quesadilla

Cheese quesadilla

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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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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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    44 of 53 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
    38 of 41 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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    Very Good
    36 of 37 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
    35 of 41 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
    28 of 32 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
    20 of 21 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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    Very Good
    19 of 19 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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    Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I added some chicken. Yum yum. - 10/26/08


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    Very Good
    11 of 11 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
    11 of 12 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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    9 of 9 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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    Incredible!
    8 of 8 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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    7 of 8 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!
    7 of 7 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!
    6 of 6 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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    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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    Very Good
    4 of 4 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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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 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
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    corn tortillas are a good whole grain choice. the calorie coun will need to be adjusted. two average corn tortillas are one serving of grains 100 cal - 1/21/10


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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    If you are like me and love salsa ( everyone loves to say "salsa" ) keep in mind that it is very low calorie and no fat at all so feel free to have a liberal helping. I will often cut back on the sour cream and load on the salsa :) - 1/21/10


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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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    Good
    2 of 5 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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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How could I make this with less sodium? I know the cheese has a lot of sodium but over 1,000mg for this recipe. I might try it with chicken and less cheese and see how it goes. I love quesadillas - 1/21/10


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this for years. Sometime I add pinto beans (a light layer) for extra protein and less cheese. Also, if you have a cast iron skillet or teflon pan or grill you don't need butter or oil to grill it. I never use either and they come out fine. - 1/21/10


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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Why not use unsalted butter? - 1/21/10


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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make with peppers, onions, jalapenos (if you like spicy) chicken breast sauted together with a little cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic.I put it on whole wheat wrap, add a bit low fat cheese and cover with another wrap and bake. MUCH less fat . This recipe's fat is a day's worth - 3/29/09


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    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    WOW thats a lot of sodium!! :/ - 3/24/09


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    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    seems like alot of sodium - 3/24/09


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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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    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These sounded great till I seen the sodium..not good for me. Anna - 3/24/09


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    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great but way to much sodium. - 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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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for sharing. I like the fact it's low carb. I personally would cut back a little on the sodium but it looks good. - 1/18/21


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not into low carb so I just used what I like and thought it was good. - 10/17/19


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Low Carb??? I think not-- my carb limit is 20g/day. This is 18.8 g for one--what am I supposed to eat the rest of the day?? - 4/8/17


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but when the carbs are higher than the fat...it's not a low carb meal IMO. Not knocking the food, but it should be truly low in carbs (5g) and high in fat or just be a Quesadilla - 7/3/15


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use cooking spray, add no fat refried beans top it off with hot salsa. - 11/1/14


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The supposed protein content of this recipe makes no sense. The 1/3 cup of cheese accounts for a little less than 10g, so where's the other 13g of protein supposed to be coming from? At most 6g could come from the wrap, but that still leaves 7g of protein unaccounted for. - 3/21/14


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    Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks great but Sodium: 1,036.4 mg pretty much says it all. - 5/14/13


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    why is there 1,036mg of sodium?? - 1/23/13


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make mine in the toaster oven. No butter, and no pan to wash. Some types of flour tortillas will puff up really nicely.

    If I don't have sour cream or salsa, I use Annie's Goddess salad dressing as a dip.
    - 8/14/12


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added salsa, tofu and green pepper into my quesadillas while cooking them..delish! - 5/19/12


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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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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love these!!!!
    I use whole wheat tortillas instead.
    - 1/21/10


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make something similar only I browned ground turkey seasoned with some garlic powder, cumin and fresh pepper, used PAM spray on my pan, and added fresh pico de gallo inside--used Monterrey Jack cheese, served it with low fat refried black beans--it was a full meal - 1/21/10


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy and super easy, too! - 1/7/10


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tastey & filling. On top of it, this is healthy for me also. - 3/24/09


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds YUMMY!!! Will try soon!! - 3/24/09


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    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Where are all the veggies. A little less cheese and more veggies and you would have fewer calories. As well as ommitting the butter for cooking spray. - 3/24/09


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    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These are good...But still way to many carbs for me, at this time. - 7/31/07

    Reply from CINDYSUE48 (1/3/09)
    I agree when in weight loss phase, but most people can handle while on maintenance.



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    Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great lunch idea - tks - 3/25/07


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good when cooking for one =) - 3/21/07


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    Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 5/1/21


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    It's not boloney! People who east this much sodium do not eat it only once. Many people have kidney and heart issues and this kind of sodium is dangerous. Quit being judgmental and you lighten up please - 2/7/21


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    Good
    good - 1/13/21


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    Incredible!
    Easy and delicious! Thanks! - 10/22/20


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    Nice for a once in awhile treat! LOVE Mexican blend cheese. - 10/11/20


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    I spray my pan with butter flavored Pam and it does the same thing without adding the calories of the real butter or the added sodium content and if you use fat free sour cream or fat free Greek yogurt, the calorie count will be lower still...just a suggestion
    - 9/18/20


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    thank you - 7/9/20


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    This is straightforward, though I used regular flour tortillas, and grated jack cheese. I'm not sure what a "Mexican Blend" cheese would be. - 5/17/20


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    So yummy!!! - 3/21/20


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    I love it! Here's what I do to lower the fat and carb content. Use cooking spray and a non-stick pan. Mission makes a 4net carb tortilla! Woot! and you can also find low fat chedder or shredded cheese mixes. Just cook longer at a lower temp for low fat cheeses to help them melt evenly! - 1/30/20


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    Very Good
    Yum - 12/5/19


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    Incredible!
    I used the HEB brand of low-carb wrap. Its 10 fiber for each tortilla! I skipped the salsa as tomatoes don't play nice with me. I added garlic salt. Fabulous! Thanks, Haveit! for sharing your wisdom that it is just ONE meal, not a life-long contract. - 7/21/19


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    Incredible!
    Delicious! - 6/11/19


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    great snack and can cut up and freeze to heat at another time. - 4/11/19


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    As a basic recipe, this is good. Each time I make it, I make changes. - 3/29/19


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    thanks - 1/23/19


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    Incredible!
    Great recipe - 1/17/19


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    Incredible!
    yum. - 12/23/18


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    Interesting idea - 12/16/18


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    I love quesadillas and am going to try this. Looks very appealing to me. - 10/19/18


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    Incredible!
    I love this Cheese quesadilla Recipe! Absolutely delicious! - 8/27/18


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    Love quesadilla! - 7/13/18


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    O.K.
    Love cheese - 7/9/18


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    I will try this one. - 5/18/18


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    delicious - 5/14/18


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    Incredible!
    This is really good. fix it with scrambled eggs and took it to work for lunch. it was so good. - 4/24/18


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    Not to my liking - 3/20/18


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    Incredible!
    WOW! Buttering the tortilla made a big difference. Kind of like a Mexican grilled cheese.
    Great recipe.
    - 3/12/18


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    very good and next time I am going to put some meat in it too - 12/31/17


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    These look good. - 11/13/17


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    LOVE THIS RECEIPE - 11/2/17


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    Incredible!
    Very delicious, simple to make , plus it gives me additional fiber - 9/25/17


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Incredible!
    I love this quesadilla. It is a treat for me!! - 7/28/17


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    Very Good
    Very tasty and it has become my husbands favorite! - 6/26/17


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    z - 6/13/17


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    Incredible!
    Love this cheese quesadilla recipe! Delicious! - 5/11/17


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    Incredible!
    I use fat free cheese and whole-wheat tortillas for this recipe. It's delicious! - 5/5/17


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    Very good - 3/17/17


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    Incredible!
    This is delicious! I added a little pico de gallo before I "closed" the tortilla.. Yummy! - 4/20/16


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    Incredible!
    This is good and quick, one serving, satisfying, actually tastes good. One is enough. - 3/16/16


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    Incredible!
    perfect for a low carb diet thank you - 11/3/13


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    Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome snack for people who have a hard time getting in the protein! - 5/10/13


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    where do you find that brand of tortilla ? - 4/24/13


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    you can also add grilled chicken chunks and some chopped green chilies! yummm! - 2/26/13