Monday, November 8, 2010

Kiddie Quesadillas w/ Avocado Sour Cream

Kids can be very picky eaters...I'm sure anyone who has kids (or has been around them), knows that to be a fact!  Sometimes it's as simple as they don't like the way something looks, and sometimes, they just want to exercise their own free will by choosing not to eat something!  Whatever reasons that kids have for not wanting to eat something can be thrown aside with this meal!  Packed with protein, fiber, and hidden veggies, your kids will be begging you to make these...and what's best, they're so easy!

The insides:

1/2 can of organic vegetarian refried beans
1/8 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 c. tomato puree
1/4 of a brick of tempeh, crumbled
1/8 c. water
1-2 t. low sodium taco seasoning

-mix up and put into a small saute pan and simmer to heat (or, if you're in a time crunch, use the microwave)

-in a food processor combine:

1 avocado, chunked
2 T. mild salsa
2 T. Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream
1 t. low sodium taco seasoning
1 T. unsweetened almond milk

-blend until smooth


-in a saute pan, put a little coconut oil over medium heat
-1 whole grain tortilla (I used the mini Smart & Delicious brand)
-1-2 T. of the inside mix you made above, spread onto 1/2 of the tortilla
-sprinkle some black beans, tomatoes, and avocados inside on the half that has the mix (if you're kids don't like these, that's fine, just omit them)
-flip the empty half of the tortilla onto the filled half, and pat down lightly (it'll look like a taco, or half circle)
-brown both sides, cut into triangles, and you're done!

-Now we also know this about kids: they LOVE to dip things...and that's EXACTLY why we made the Avocado Sour Cream to accompany it!  Serve that on the side for them to dip it!  Now, if you have a skeptical kid who won't eat the dip, you could put this on the inside of the tortilla with the rest of the filling.

-Note:  to make the dip even healthier, you could omit the "sour cream" all together and add 1 more tablespoon of "milk".  That way, you're kids are eating virtually pure veggies as a dip (avocado and salsa)!  They'll never even know how healthy it is for them!

-P.s. don't feel guilty about eating this right along with your better believe I ate one with mine...(maybe two!)


  1. This was yummy, I ate them with my kids. I mixed guacamole in with the insides and ate it that way. For two reasons, to hide it, and becaues I'm not as creative as Courtney (the drizzle over the top). :)

  2. haha, you're funny! Hiding food is one of the BEST ways to get kids to eat "healthy choices"...great idea!! (ps-I just drizzled it for photo typically prefer to dip it and have it that way!)