A popular Mexican dish, quesadillas are made by stuffing large tortillas with shredded cheese and other fillings and then cooking them on a griddle or stove. The cheese and other ingredients can be seasoned with different spices.
A 100-gram serving of a restaurant cheese quesadilla has about 343 calories, including 21 grams of fat (saturated), 15 grams of protein and 62 grams of carbohydrates. It also has a lot of sodium, with a daily value of 1,340 milligrams.
The calorie count in cheese quesadillas is very high, especially if you order them with salsa or guacamole. These toppings add up to a lot of extra fat, sugar and salt.
You can find out how much fat is in a quesadilla by looking at the nutritional label on the package. This information is important because it will give you an idea of how many calories in a quesadilla are coming from the fat.
Calorie counts for chicken quesadillas vary, but one from a fast-food restaurant has 529 calories in a 180-gram serving. The calorie count is higher for steak or chicken quesadillas, but you can order a mini version of these to reduce your calorie intake.
You can get a lot of nutrients from a cheese quesadilla, but you should limit its consumption. This is because it contains a lot of saturated fat, carbohydrates and sodium. It can also cause weight gain or heart disease. So it's best to avoid cheese quesadillas if you have health problems, are trying to lose weight or are following a diet that limits saturated fat and sodium intake.