One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


The Water Pot Trick

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If you are anything like me you LOVE cheesy quesadillas. You would think now that your are trying to lose weight you can’t enjoy their cheesy goodness! Well you are wrong!! (I know that sounds corny but it just came out of me that way)

With a couple of healthy tortillas (or even one folded over on itself you can create crunchy restaurant style quesadillas filled will all healthy low point fillings, like fat-free refried beans, diced peppers, an ounce of low fat cheese, diced tomatoes, anything you want really.

Here’s the deal… put your quesadilla in a non-stick frying pan. Fill a pot of water just big enough to fit inside the frying pan and place it on top of your quesadilla. I work over medium heat as to give the center enough times to get warm without burning the outside of the tortilla, usually about 2 minutes. Then flip and place the pot of water on top for about another two minutes.

That’s it! Give it a try and let me know if it works for you.

UPDATE:For a demo of this trick check out Simple Quesadillas – Video Post on GreenLiteBites

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    Andrea W.

    August 28, 2007


    I have been reading your site religously every day for about 6 months and haven’t commented yet. But I have been considering making quesadillas all day today, I will be giving this a try tonight! Thanks for all of the fabulous tips and encouragement. I love your site!


    March 21, 2009

    what does this do? just cook it more evenly?


    March 21, 2009

    It squishes it together and makes the tortilla crispy. Think grilled cheese vs. a panini. :)