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HG's Cheesy Beefy Quesadilla
HG's Cheesy Beefy Quesadilla

Open Up and Say CHEESE!
Calling all Mexican-food fanatics! We've got a gooey, crispy, two-cheese beefy quesadilla for you. And it's UNDER 200 CALORIES!!! Not coincidentally, our new book, Hungry Girl 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories, is in stores TODAY! Consider this recipe (straight from its pages!) a sneak "chew" of what's inside...

Ingredients:
1 large La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber tortilla
1/3 cup frozen ground-beef-style soy crumbles (like the ones by Boca and MorningStar Farms)
1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
One-half wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1/2 tbsp. chopped scallions
1/4 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
Optional: additional fat-free sour cream, for dipping

Directions:
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine soy crumbles, cheddar cheese, scallions, sour cream, and seasoning mix, stirring thoroughly. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir again, and set aside.

Lay tortilla flat and spread cheese wedge evenly over one half.

Bring a medium-large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat, and lay tortilla in it with the cheesy side up. Cook for about 30 seconds. Top the cheesy tortilla half with soy crumble mixture.

Using a spatula, carefully fold the plain tortilla half over the other half, pressing down with the spatula to seal. Cook for about 1 minute, until slightly toasted on the bottom.

Flip and continue to cook for about 1 minute, until both sides are toasted. Remove from heat and cut into four triangles. Serve with sour cream for dipping, if you like. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire quesadilla
Calories: 196
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 931mg
Carbs: 25g
Fiber: 13.5g
Sugars: 2.5g
Protein: 25.5g

PointsPlus® value 5*



Quesadilla, Average
Quesadilla, Average

Mamma Mia, Quesadilla!
Quesadilla is such a cute word. It means "cheesy little thing." Awwwwww! So how bad could an adorable li'l cheesy item possibly be? Well, let's see... an average, reasonably sized beef quesadilla contains 600+ calories and more than 30g of fat. Yikes! Oh, but it gets worse. MUCH worse. Order ANY quesadilla at On the Border or Baja Fresh (kid's menu excluded), and prepare to be faced with 1,200 - 1,900 calories and 78g - 127g fat. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! It may be flatter than a burrito and lighter than an enchilada platter, but the quesadilla is one deceptive Mexican meal! Whether it's ground beef, chicken chunks, or nothin' but cheese squished inside, it's TROUBLE. We may never know exactly how so many calories and fat grams get sandwiched into those quesadillas, but we DO know how to make our own ridiculously good version for under 200 calories. So please, do yourself a favor -- skip all the oily monstrosities out there and make our delicious swap instead. And remember to check out Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 for bazillions (okay, 199) more delicious low-calorie recipes.

Serving Size: 1 order
Calories: 649
Fat: 34g
Sodium: 1,428mg
Carbs: 53g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 32g

PointsPlus® value 17*

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