Laughing Cow has some great recipes. Their light cheese wedges are only 30 calories per wedge and they come in a variety of flavors. So much flavor is packed into those little wedges ! With all the flavor and creaminess from the cheese, you barely miss the mayo in this recipe !
130 calories per serving
2 wedges light Laughing Cow Cheese (original Swiss flavor works great here), chopped finely
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 t yellow mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
2 dill pickles slices, chopped finely
Mix all ingredients and chill for an hour. Served on 2 slices of light whole wheat bread, and you come in at only 220 calories for a filling, nutritious lunch sandwich.
When you spread a Laughing Cow cheese wedge on a tortilla and replace the need for lots of regular high fat cheese, you end up with a lunch or appetizer that is not only packed with flavor, but it’s virtually no guilt !
Spread the Laughing Cow cheese on the tortilla. Top with cheddar and fold. Spray pan with Pam and heat well. Add tortillas. Spray the sides of the tortillas facing up. Cook 2 minutes then flip and cook the other side 2 minutes.
Wraps make great lunches and you can stuff them with just about anything. This one has some of my favorite things…including BACON ! And spreading the Laughing Cow cheese on the whole wrap ensures that you get cheesy goodness in every bite !
344 calories per serving
1 Wrap (80 calorie La Tortilla Factory version)
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Cheese (original Swiss flavor)
2 slices turkey bacon
3 slices deli turkey
Alfalfa sprouts or some shredded lettuce
1/2 c chopped or sliced tomatoes
3 slices avocado
Cook the bacon according to package instructions. Lay wrap on flat surface. Spread the cheese wedge on it. When placing ingredients down the center of the wrap, do not go quite to the bottom – leave a little room (1 inch) so you will be able to wrap is securely. Place the turkey slices down the center. Lay the bacon slices down the center. Spread sprouts and tomato down the center. And finally lay the 3 avocado slices down the center. Wrap securely.
Some people shy away from them for the simple reason that they do not know how to wrap them so that the stuff stays in place. Take a quick look at my video showing you how to get a nice tight wrap that will not leak.
Think of this as a turkey sandwich without the bread. It is so light, yet super tasty and a great healthy lunch. It packs easily and it’s as easy as putting together a sandwich. You have heard about meatless days – try some carb free days for a boost to your diet.
95 calories per serving
6 slices deli thin turkey slices (Hillshire Farms or Oscar Mayer presliced deli meat is great!) – I like to use the cracked pepper turkey for extra flavor.
1 wedge Light Laughing Cow cheese
2 iceberg lettuce leaves
Spread lettuce leaves with cheese. Place turkey in leaves and roll up – secure with a toothpick or if you are packing them, roll with foil to keep fresh.
When you are on a 400 calorie a meal plan, you don’t have to shy away from breakfast. In fact, you can have quite a plate of food for only 265 calories !!! That even leaves room for more toast or eggs or sausage – but, believe me, this plateful is quite filling just like it is 🙂
265 calories per serving
2 turkey sausage patties cooked according to package instructions (100 calories)
1 slice wheat toast (45 calorie per slice bread) with 1 T buttery spread (45 calorie pet T)
1/2 c egg beaters scrambled (spray pan with Pam) and during the last minute of cooking, add 1 Laughing Cow light cheese wedge that has been cut into little cubes (it will melt pretty fast)
This is a great place to mix and match – anything that goes into an omelette can go in here – mushrooms, peppers, onions, ham, etc.
205 calories per serving
1/2 c Egg Beaters
1 Laughing Cow light cheese, cut in cubes
1 piece of 45 calorie bread, toasted
1 T buttery spread
Heat pan on medium heat. Remove from heat and spray with Pam. Return to heat. Add Egg Beaters and scramble lightly. Once eggs are set, add cubes of cheese and fold in until well distributed and eggs are done.
Toast bread and add 1 T buttery spread. Serve immediately.
Ahhh – cheese ! There is nothing quite like it. And in most diets it is highly taboo due to the calories and fat content. These wedges of goodness fit right into my diet plan coming in at 50% less fat than the regular and a mere 35 calories per wedge. The wedges are BIG. Do not think these are like those little Laughing Cow squares. They are not. These are gloriously big cheesy wedges !
They come in 3 wonderful flavors: Original (Swiss blend)
Garlic and Herb
They are a very creamy and soft cheese – more like a spread, really. And they are perfect used in a multitude of ways. Here’s how I use them…
I mix and match this one all week long. Sometimes Canadian bacon slices are substituted, sometimes shredded low fat cheddar, sometimes mushrooms – pretty much anything you would throw into an omelette works well here.
348 calories per serving
1 Smart Delicious Wrap (100 calorie version)
½ cup Egg Beaters
3 slices lean turkey bacon
1 Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge
2 T salsa
¼ c avocado slices
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the wrap in the microwave for 15 seconds if they have been refrigerated – this helps them to roll better. Cook turkey bacon according to package instructions and set aside. Heat a small frying pan on med high heat. Remove from heat and spray with Pam. Return to heat and add the Egg Beaters to the pan. Add salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Scramble eggs until set.
Lay the wrap on a plate and spread the cheese evenly over the wrap. Lay the three slices of bacon in the center (be sure to leave a little room at the bottom for folding). Add the eggs in a strip down the center. Spoon the salsa over the eggs. Fold one side over, fold up a bit of the bottom, then fold the other side over to make a wrapped burrito. Serve avocado slices on the side.