Making lunch for two toddlers and a preschooler has plenty of challenges. Besides Blake's food allergies, we have some picky eaters on our hands.
I'm the first to admit that I will make something separate for the kids than what I'm eating. Three screaming and crying kids will do that to you. However, I strive to make them all the same thing.
One of my favorites is quesadillas. I usually use quesadillas to hide some good stuff in it so that my kids don't know that they are eating anything healthy. I usually go with black beans, but I have been known to hide broccoli in quesadillas as well. Other options include turkey, peas, corn, tomatoes, chicken, spinach, you name it.
If I were to try to make quesadillas for everyone, it would take forever to do it on a pan. It only took a couple tries at this before I decided this needed to be more efficient. So, I use my oven.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and get out a baking sheet.
Throw 6 tortillas on there (or more if you can fit them, and cover half of them with cheese of your liking and black beans.
Fold the top half over, and throw them into the oven.
In 3 minutes flip them over. 3 minutes after that, take them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before cutting them.
Today I served these up with a side of corn for the twins and a side of black bean and corn salsa for Blake. I used the spare black beans, added some corn, topped it with some salsa (since we always have some on hand) for Blake. For a great salsa recipe check out The Johnson Family Recipe Here.
I often make extra quesadillas to save in the fridge for school lunches later in the week. Enjoy!
What are some great foods you would hide in your quesadillas for your little ones?