Saturday, March 12, 2011

Foodie... Saturday... Shrimp Quesadillas!

Ohhhhhh, one of our all time FAVORITES!  What could be better than grilled tortillas, melted cheese, sauteed onions and shrimp... ((( drool )))!!!  Let's jump right into it, shall we...?

1 serving size...

1/2 tablespoon margarine - 35 calories, 0 dietary fiber grams, 4 fat grams = 1 point
1/2 cup sweet onion - 32 calories, 1.4 dietary fiber grams, 0 fat grams = 0 points
1 medium flour tortilla - 120 calories, 1 dietary fiber gram, 3 fat grams = 2 points
7 shrimp (1/2 serving size) - 60 calories, 0 diet. fiber, 1.5 fat grams = 1 point
1/4 cup shredded colby/jack cheese - 110 calories, 0 diet. fiber, 9 fat grams = 3 points
2 tablespoons light sour cream - 35 calories, 0 diet. fiber, 2 fat grams = 1 point
2 tablespoons salsa - 10 calories, 0 diet. fiber, 0 fat grams = 0 points

Saute the onions... I add a bit of oregano, basil and garlic salt.  Just before the onions are done, throw in the shrimp to cook with the onions.  Set aside.

Take out your griddle (or large saute pan).  Place the tortilla on the griddle on medium heat... spread cheese on top of tortilla... then add the onion/shrimp mixture.  When the cheese is melted, fold the tortilla in half, remove from heat and cut in half.  Add sour cream and salsa.  YUM! 

So... what does this cost you in calories, points...?

My version - 402 calories, 2.4 dietary fiber grams, 19.5 fat grams = 9 points
Rubios shrimp quesadilla - 920 calories, 4 dietary fiber grams, 56 fat grams = 14 points (includes chips and side of guacamole)

So... my recipe will save you in calories and points because it doesn't tempt you with the chips and guac and is a smaller portion... but let me tell you, it still has ALL THE flavor.  You could make it lower fat with light margarine, low fat cheese and fat free sour cream! 

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