4 servings (serving size: 3 quesadilla wedges and about 1/2 cup salsa)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chopped plum tomatoes (about 6 medium)
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups bagged baby spinach leaves
4 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas
1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomato and beans; sauté 3 minutes. Add spinach; sauté 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; mash beans slightly.
Place tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup bean mixture and 1/4 cup cheese; fold in half. Lightly coat tops with cooking spray. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts and tortillas begin to brown. Cut each tortilla into 3 wedges.
While quesadillas broil, combine corn and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until warm, stirring frequently. Serve warm salsa with quesadillas.
Quesadillas are fun finger food and a great way to get your toddler to eat veggies. Offer him a small spoonful of the salsahe might surprise you and like it!
Let your toddler help by:
Helping rinse the beans in a colander.
Placing the tortillas on the baking sheet.
Sprinkling the cheese on the tortillas and bean mixture.
I made this recipe for my toddler and she loved it!. She kept asking for more and even licked her fingers. I did add some chicken to the recipe and I feel it was the extra kick it needed, plus it added more protein to the meal. I highly recommended and will do it again.
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