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Vegetable Quesadilla

Contributed by: NAPSA

Cure Your Carb Confusion

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A healthy carb is a food that takes the body longer to process so it is absorbed and used as fuel in the body versus being stored as fat. The good news is that finding healthy carb replacements for foods you may currently be eating can be easy. For example, choose sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, brown rice over white, and whole wheat bread instead of white breads.

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Also, for the first time ever, the company is offering delicious do-it-yourself healthy carb recipes in the new NutriSystem Nourish book, now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Here's a yummy, healthy carb recipe to whet your appetite:

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 whole wheat chapatti or tortilla
  • 3/4 ounce grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil

Directions:

Cook green pepper and onion slices in non-stick pan with 2 Tbsp. salsa for a few minutes until vegetables wilt. Remove vegetables from pan.

Place cheese on half the tortilla, top with sautˇed vegetables. Flip other half of tortilla over vegetables.

Heat oil in non-stick skillet, then cook quesadilla for 1-2 minutes on each side, to melt cheese.

Transfer quesadilla from pan to a plate. Cut into thirds. Top with remaining salsa.

Serving Size: Makes 1 Serving

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories: 250, Protein: 9 grams, Carbohydrate: 26 grams, Dietary Fiber: 2.2 grams, Fat: 12 grams, Saturated Fat: 5 grams, Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4 grams, Polyunsaturated Fat: .8 grams, Cholesterol: 23 milligrams, Sodium: 727 milligrams, Glycemic Index: low.


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