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Finally My Own Creation! October 25, 2009

Filed under: Snacks — flyingbubble @ 1:59 pm
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This isn’t much of a recipe, but its a snack that I didn’t get out of a book.  I just grabbed stuff I had in the fridge and threw it together.  I love quesadillas and I have a large selection of cheeses in the fridge right now.  I just grabbed a tortilla (of course it was an 80 calorie Smart&Delicious) and added some cheese and tossed in in the microwave for instant satisfaction.  The next time I try something like this I think I’ll go easy on the ricotta, because that was definitely the most prominent flavor.  For a quesadilla, cheddar should probably be the main cheese.  Well at least the pictures look great, and this certainly isn’t original but it sounds pretty cool to say…

“Katie’s Rockin Quadacheesy Quesadeasy”

(haha… please feel free to leave comments making fun of my “cheesiness” in that title)

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INGREDIENTS:

Shredded Fat Free Cheddar Cheese

Shredded Fat Free Mozzarella Cheese

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Fat Free Ricotta Cheese

Dash of Tabasco

1 Large La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Smart and Delicious Tortilla

DIRECTIONS:  Place tortilla on a plate, spread ricotta cheese over half of the tortilla. Sprinkle the other 3 cheeses on top of the ricotta.  Its up to you where you sprinkle the cheeses and how much you want to add.  If you’re a spicy lover like me, you can pour some tabasco over the top of the cheeses.  Then fold the tortilla in half and place in the microwave for 30 second-1 minute depending on how melted you want the cheese.  I only did 30 seconds, and you can see in the pictures that the cheese didn’t really melt.

I’m too lazy to figure the nutritional facts but the tortilla is 80 so the cheese probably brings it to somewhere around 200 calories.

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Quick and Easy Pizza October 19, 2009

Filed under: Pizza — flyingbubble @ 4:25 pm
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Here is yet another recipe from my favorite Hungry Girl cookbook.  This was my lunch today.  I had a dental appointment this morning and then I went to Yoga to center myself with the universe… haha.  Well maybe not, but I got some good stretching in.  I finally found a grocery store that isn’t Walmart Supercenter so I went in to buy some of the diet type foods that aren’t as common  (like the low carb/high fiber tortilla I used for lunch today).  This is a cross between Mexican and Italian in my opinion.  Its a must try if you really enjoy thin crust pizza!  If you’re more a deep dish lover, don’t expect “pizza” when you try this recipe.  It’s basically an Italian tostada. crisp tortilla with cheeses and toppings.  Very yummy. Great for a lighter lunch as its under 200 calories or add some meat on top for a heartier meal. I did not have fresh basil leaves on hand so I omitted that, I wish I had, that would have been great! I also used cherry tomatoes instead of plum.  Use what you have, or what you like.

The recipe: “Crispy White Pizza”

INGREDIENTS:

1 large La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber tortilla

1/3 cup fat-free ricotta cheese

1/4 cup thinly sliced onions

1 tablespoon shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese

6 basil leaves

4 thin slices plum tomato

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon plus 1 dash salt

Dash black pepper

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375.  Place tortilla on a baking sheet sprayed lightly with nonstick spray.  Bake in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until slightly crispy. Leave oven on.  In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Set aside.  Bring a pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove.  Add onions and. stirring occaisonally, cook until softened and slightly browned, about 3 minutes.  Immediately stir onions into cheese mixture.  Spread cheese-onion mixture evenly on top of the tortilla.  Place basil leaves on cheese-onion mixture.  Top with tomato slices, and then sprinkle with a dash of salt.  Return pizza to the oven and bake for about 5 more minutes, or until entire pizza is hot.  Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut into slices.  Pizza for one!

PER PIZZA: 176 calories, 3g fat, 947mg sodium, 29g carbs, 13g fiber, 7g sugars, 19g protein

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