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Laughing Cow Egg Salad

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 !

Laughing Cow Egg Salad
Laughing Cow Egg Salad

2 servings
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.

Egg and Spinach Muffin

Either as a breakfast or a lunch, this egg sandwich is fabulous. It matches savory egg yolk with crisp spinach and creamy cheese and satisfies the soul 🙂

Egg and Spinach Muffin
Egg and Spinach Muffin

1 serving
245 calories per serving

1 t butter
1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste
1 English muffin, split and toasted
1/4 c baby spinach leaves
1 wedge light Laughing Cow cheese (original Swiss or Garlic Herb flavored)

Melt butter and cook egg 2 minutes each side or until desired doneness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread cheese on toasted muffins, add egg and spinach and make a sandwich.

No Guilt Cheese Quesadilla

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 !

No Guilt Cheese Quesadilla
No Guilt Cheese Quesadilla

2 servings
137 calories per serving

1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle cheese
2 flour tortillas (80 calories each)
1/3 c low fat shredded cheddar cheese

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.

Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Wrap

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 !

Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Wrap
Turkey, Bacon and Avocado Wrap

1 serving
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.

Turkey and Cheese Rolls

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.

Turkey and Cheese Rolls
Turkey and Cheese Rolls

1 serving
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.

Turkey and Ranch Wrap

Simple, quick, and a great tasting lunch wrap.

Turkey and Ranch Wrap
Turkey and Ranch Wrap

2 servings
340 calories per serving

1 T light Ranch dressing
1 Whole wheat wrap (80 calorie version by Smart and Delicious)
1 lettuce leaf
6 slices deli turkey breast
2 slices tomato
1 Laughing Cow light cheese wedge
2 avocado slices

Spread the cheese on the wrap then fill with the rest of the ingredients and wrap it up. Here is a video that shows you how to make a wrap that does not leak 🙂

Cheesy Eggs and Sausage Breakfast

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 🙂

Eggs and Sausage Breakfast
Eggs and Sausage Breakfast

1 serving
265 calories per serving

Plate includes:
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)

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese (and a side of toast)

This is a great place to mix and match – anything that goes into an omelette can go in here – mushrooms, peppers, onions, ham, etc.

Scrambed Eggs and Cheese
Scrambed Eggs and Cheese

1 serving
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.

Laughing Cow Light Cheese

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 !

Laughing Cow Light Cheese

They come in 3 wonderful flavors:
Original (Swiss blend)
Garlic and Herb
French Onion

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…

– Use in my Macaroni and Cheese recipe, either alone or with a mixture of other cheeses

– Melt and mix with a little skim milk to make a sauce for broccoli and other vegetables

** Open one up and dip pretzel rods in for a quick snack (my favorite!)

– Spread on a toasted whole wheat muffin and top with tomato slices for a great Cheese Muffin

– Cut into cubes and drop into scrambled eggs just before they set

– Spread in wraps before making lunch or breakfast wrap recipes

The Laughing Cow website also has a bunch of recipes that you can try

I know I sound like a commercial. But I love these things ! And I want you all to buy them too so they don’t stop making them 🙂

Breakfast Wrap DuJour

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.

1 serving
348 calories per serving

1 Smart Delicious Wrap (100 calorie version)
Pam spray
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.

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