February 07, 2012

Toddler Lunches: Quesadillas

Quesadillas are quick to make and are a great way to sneak in veggies and fruits that toddlers might otherwise claim to dislike. There are endless variations to try. Here are a few to get you thinking!

Apple chicken quesadillas - pair down this recipe unless wanting to make enough for a family, but it's great tasting containing chicken, apples, corn, and tomatoes.

What's left in the fridge quesadillas - quesadillas are a great way to use up leftovers before they go bad! In this one I included, diced carrots, spinach, and garlic.

Black bean and sweet potato - love this idea I found on pinterest. Will be making these ourselves soon, leaving out the spicy jalapeƱos.

Mozzarella and veggie - Dice veggies up finely and be generous with the mozzarella cheese! In the picture below I gave my son cucumber, tomatoes, and green bell peppers. Believe it or not this was delicious!

Quesadillas can be cooked on the stove top, in the oven, in toaster ovens, or even the microwave if that's all you have! Even better? They're not bad cold if you need to store them for a child to take to daycare!

Have a unique quesadilla idea? Please share!


Amber said...

We do breakfast quesadillas! The night before I cook up some turkey bacon and refrigerate. The morning of I scramble some eggs, toss eggs, cheese and crumbled bacon in between 2 whole wheat tortillas and into the quesadilla maker they go. Practically the only way to get my toddlers to eat eggs!

Christa said...

Can I just say, You're brilliant! I'm just going to borrow your toddler lunch ideas from now on. I've gotten really complacent cooking my kids' lunch lately. Love your ideas!

Anonymous said...

Cream cheese and sliced banana quesadillas are sooo delicious! Sounds weird, but they're irresistible. Just spread cream cheese evenly on half of the tortilla, cover with sliced banana, and cook until your tortilla is browned to your liking!

Anonymous said...

Your link to black bean and sweet potato quesadillas goes to a financial resources website--Do you have a working link for the recipe?