Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Baby and Child Friendly Quesadillas

Now that Layla is old enough I can start to give her more freedom when it comes to finger foods. Even though she only has 4 fully developed teeth and four more on the way, she is getting the hang of taking little bites of her food.

As her taste for different foods develop she is starting to become "picky" about certain foods, mostly vegetables. She tends to pick out the food she does like and tosses the foods she doesn't like on to the floor or feeds it to our dog. Our dog Bela has never eaten so well, you can always find her sitting next to the high chair at lunch and dinner time.

These Quesadillas are a great way to hide some vegetables or other foods such as beans. These quesadillas were full of shredded chicken, black beans, corn and cheddar cheese. She loved holding onto the pieces and taking bites. Just make sure to supervise when your child is eating these, making sure they do not take big bites, or simply cut them up into small pieces.

Makes 1 Quesadilla

1 medium size flour tortilla
1/3-1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 cup black beans
1/8 cup corn
1/8-1/4 cup shredded cooked chicken

1. Lay out tortilla and sprinkle cheese to cover half the tortilla, scatter beans, corn and chicken over cheese. Fold the tortilla in half to make a semi-circle.

2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tortilla and cook 2-3 minutes per side until the cheese is melted. You can keep warm in a low oven until ready to eat.

3. Cool the quesadilla down until appropriate temperature for your child. Cut into stripes or small pieces and serve warm. You can always reheat in microwave if it cools off too quickly.

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