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[Recipe] Healthy Lunchbox Idea #1

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Getting kids to eat quesadillas is an easy feat. Just make sure not to tell them what exactly goes into some of them.

This delicious lunch box idea is easy to prepare the evening before (if it’s not left overs). Feel free to spice it up with some salsa or a fruit salad. As parents, you know what your kids like best, so make it up as you go.

Steer clear of processed meat, sweets and foods high in saturated fat and sodium. Keep mealtimes as ‘natural’ as possible.

This lunchbox contains:

  • Quesadillas
  • Avo slices/ guacamole
  • Potato fries (cooked in olive oil) / jicama sticks
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Tortilla chips/ Pumpkin seeds

How to make quesadillas:

6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Sweet corn
  • 1 can Kidney beans
  • 3 Chicken fillets, spiced, cooked and sliced
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • Cheddar cheese, to taste
  • Curry paste (optional), to taste

Method:

  1. Heat a little bit of the oil in a large pan.
  2. Add the sweetcorn, kidney beans and chicken slices. Cook until warm.
  3. Feel free to add some spices or even curry paste.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Heat another pan, over a medium heat. Add a little bit of oil to coat. The less oil you use the crispier your quesadillas will be.
  6. Place your tortilla in the pan.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese. Don’t over do it.
  8. Add some of the filling to half of the tortilla. Don’t over fill the tortillas otherwise your quesadillas will fall apart when eating them.
  9. Lift one side of the tortilla. If it is nice and brown fold over the other half, to make a sandwich.
  10. Remove from pan and cut into desired slices.
  11. Wipe pan clean and repeat process.
  12. These quesadillas can be served warm or cold.
  13. Serve with salsa, guacamole or a salad.

IMPORTANT:

Remember that certain types of food like chicken and pork needs to be refrigerated after preparation. Failure in doing so can be a danger to your child. It’s best to gear your kid with his/ her own cooler bag (with ice pack). This will keep their food fresher and cool. No one likes hot schoolbag baked food.

Louise Pyper[Recipe] Healthy Lunchbox Idea #1

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