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HG's <em>Nice to See Ya!</em> Quesadilla
HG's Nice to See Ya! Quesadilla

The Ques of the Missing Calories
We've taken a fiber-packed tortilla, loaded it with our favorite omelette ingredients, and topped it with salsa and sour cream. Check out our latest recipe and add some excitement to your mornings, people!

Ingredients:
1 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Large Tortilla
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 slice center-cut bacon with about 20 calories per slice (like Oscar Mayer Naturally Smoked 30% Lower Fat Center Cut Bacon)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red and green bell peppers
1/4 cup sliced onion
1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream, divided
2 tbsp. salsa
1 tbsp. salsa verde
Optional: 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro

Directions:
Cook bacon according to package directions, either in a pan with nonstick spray or in the microwave. Once cool enough to handle, roughly chop and set aside.

Bring a medium-large pan (at least the size of the tortilla) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add peppers and onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.

Add egg substitute and scramble until fully cooked. Transfer mixture to a bowl and set pan aside to cool.

Add bacon, beans, 1 tbsp. sour cream, and salsa verde (not the regular salsa) to the egg-scramble bowl. If you like, add cilantro as well. Lightly mix and set aside.

Clean and dry the pan, spray with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Place tortilla flat in the pan and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Spoon egg mixture over one half of the tortilla, fold the other half over the mixture to form the quesadilla, and then press down with a spatula to seal. Cook until both sides are crispy, about 2 minutes per side. (Flip very carefully.)

Plate your quesadilla and cut it into triangles. Top with salsa and 1 tbsp. sour cream. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING


Serving Size: entire quesadilla
Calories: 291
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 1,295mg
Carbs: 37g
Fiber: 15g
Sugars: 8.5g
Protein: 35g

PointsPlus® value 7*



The Cheesecake Factory Morning Quesadilla
The Cheesecake Factory Morning Quesadilla

Ques Closed
Call it "The Curious Case of the Morning Quesadilla." We can't figure out why this CRAZY breakfast food has to be so high in calories... or so freakishly large for that matter. HUMANS! Stop whatever multitasking you're doing right now and give this info your full attention: This breakfast has over 2,000 calories! That's about the average recommended amount for an entire day. WHY is this restaurant serving up an entire day's worth of food on one plate and calling it breakfast? Oh yeah, and it's also got a ridiculous amount of saturated fat! Blame it on two kinds of cheese, AND a creamy sauce, AND guacamole, AND sour cream... that's too much "AND!" No, Cheesecake Factory! Bad restaurant, BAD! Since breakfast swaps are totally up our alley (being obsessed with Egg Beaters and all), we tackled this one and shaved off a thousand calories! And then, we took off several hundred more. (You know, just for kicks.) Feel free to chow down on our Nice to See Ya! Breakfast Quesadilla without the fear of popping a button. You can even eat it in your PJs. Take that, Cheesecake Factory!

Serving Size: one order
Calories: 2,015
Fat: n.a.
Saturated Fat: 62g
Sodium: 4,347mg
Carbs: 91g
Fiber: n.a.
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: n.a.



 
CHEW ON THIS:
For the first year ever, August is National Panini Month, according to our fine cheese friends at Sargento. Squish some reduced-fat cheese and other guilt-free items between bread slices in celebration!
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