Healthy Comfort Food with 4 Ingredients: Taco Bowl, Pizza Quesadilla & More

Dec 11 2020
Got a craving for comfort food? We can help you satisfy your hunger with these super-easy 4-ingredient recipes. Bonus: Most of the ingredients are staples we keep on hand all the time!

EZ Meatless Taco Bowl

Entire recipe: 163 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 535mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 7.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 18g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Speedy mini-meal alert! Scoop 1 1/2 cups frozen riced cauliflower and 1/2 cup frozen meatless crumbles into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, or until hot. Drain any excess water. Stir in 2 tbsp. salsa and any seasonings you like. Top with 2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese, and microwave until melted. Delicious!

Tuna Zoodle Casse-bowl

Entire recipe: 226 calories, 4.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 591mg sodium, 15g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 28g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 2*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

One single-serving casserole fix, coming right up! Microwave a 12-oz. bag frozen zucchini noodles for 6 minutes, or until hot. Drain well, and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in a 2.6-oz. pouch albacore tuna in water, 1/4 cup frozen peas, and 2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese. Cover and microwave for 1 minute, or until hot. Mix thoroughly, and season to taste.

Veggie Pizza-dilla

Entire recipe: 153 calories, 6g total fat (2g sat. fat), 590mg sodium, 19.5g carbs, 11g fiber, 2g sugars, 13.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Veggie pizza, meet quesadilla! Microwave 1 cup chopped spinach for 45 seconds, or until wilted. Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Lay a low-carb flour tortilla with 70 calories or less in the skillet, and spread half of the tortilla with 2 tbsp. pizza sauce. Tear a stick of light string cheese into pieces, and place over saucy half of the tortilla, along with the spinach. Add your choice of seasonings, fold the tortilla in half, and press gently to seal. Cook until crispy, about 2 minutes per side, and slice into wedges.

Mini Cheeseburger Pies

1/3 of recipe (5 pies): 128 calories, 5.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 285mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, 8.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

This hot snack will be a hit! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 15 frozen mini phyllo shells on a baking sheet, and bake until lightly browned and crispy, 3 - 5 minutes. Microwave 3/4 cup frozen meatless crumbles for 1 1/2 minutes, or until hot. Add 3 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese, and stir until melted. Spoon mixture into the phyllo shells, and top evenly with 2 tbsp. chopped dill pickle. Optional toppings: ketchup & mustard!

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