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Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadilla 
Feb. 22, 2010 4:57 am 
Updated: Feb. 24, 2010 5:12 am

Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadilla


I did another cooking demonstration last Saturday for Weight Watcher's in Champaign. They asked to demonstrate one of their recipes and then one of mine. I did their version of this recipe from their Weight Watchers Healthy Cooking Basics cookbook. It was very good, but as I was doing it, I couldn't help thinking of ways to make it better. I reduced the amount of chicken and increased the type and volume of veggies. I also spiced it up with some chipotle powder.

This is a strategy you can use for many recipes that you might want to make healthier, reduce the amount of higher-fat ingredients, and substitute healthy, complimentary ones. 

I really liked the flavor of the goat cheese with the sweet and hot peppers, there was just something about getting that creaminess, crunch and bite of spice and pepper all at once.

And for all that flavor, these quesadillas worked out to only 240 calories, with 11 grams of fat and 14 grams of fiber! Most of the fiber comes from using low-fat, high-fiber tortillas. There are a number of brands, but we like La Tortilla Factory's.

Let's eat!

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.

Deal of Day: This is what I used to make these quesadillas, it works great for all kinds of things. Lodge Logic Pro 20-by-10-7/16-Inch Cast-Iron Grill/Griddle.
Feb. 22, 2010 7:18 am
Be still, my heart! I love goat cheese with veggies like those! And those La Tortilla Factory tortillas are awesome - they taste good, and no guilt!
Feb. 24, 2010 5:12 am
Thanks all!
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
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