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Healthy Recipe: Breakfast Quesadilla from The Duke Diet

This healthy recipe for a satisfying breakfast comes from The Duke Diet book.

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Try this healthy recipe that will get anybody's morning off to the right start. It's comes from The Duke Diet, the world-renowned program for healthy and lasting weight loss developed by experts at Duke University.
Breakfast Quesadilla
  • 6 small to medium tortillas
  • 6 oz low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1½ cups egg beaters, or other egg substitute
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno chili peppers, diced
  • 4 Tbsp cilantro


1. Warm flour tortillas on grill.
2. Sprinkle each tortilla with 1 ounce grated cheese.
3. Separately, scramble egg beaters with jalapenos.
4. Spread ¼ cup egg beaters over tortilla and close in half.
5. Cut into four triangles.

6. Garnish with cilantro. Serve warm with salsa and guacamole.

Nutrition Analysis per Serving

Calories: 220
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 7 g

Food Groups: 1½ starch, 2 protein

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