These Kale Pesto Chicken Quesadilla are a healthy way to make baby or toddlers meal dreams come true. In fact, they are sooooo good, you will want them for yourself as well. The perfect meal for baby-led weaning and the finger food stage. Great for 9+ months and up!

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This baby-friendly chicken quesadilla are amped-up with a secret ingredient – kale!  

Kids of all ages will love these healthy cheesy quesadillas.

Whole wheat tortillas filled with kale pesto, chunks of chicken and a sprinkle of shredded cheese – a yummy meal for baby and toddler.

Reasons to Love these Kale Pesto Chicken Quesadilla for Baby + Toddler:

  • easy dinner idea for the entire family
  • great for baby-led weaning or the finger food stage
  • family-friendly
  • full of nutrients in a toddler-friendly way – kale, chicken, pesto, whole wheat
  • great packed for school lunch, playdates or picnics in the park
  • hidden-veggie!
  • great for 9+ months and older
  • can make gluten-free by using gluten-free tortillas
  • can make vegetarian by omitting the chicken
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COOKING WITH KIDS

You can easily have your kids help you make these quesadillas.

TODDLERS

  • Toddlers can measure out the ingredients.
  • With help, toddlers can help to spread the pesto and place the chicken and cheese on the tortillas.

KIDS

  • They can pick out and measure all of the ingredients.
  • Kids can place the pesto, chicken and cheese on the tortilla.

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Get the recipe: Kale Pesto Chicken Quesadilla

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This baby-friendly chicken quesadilla is amped-up with a secret ingredient – kale!

Ingredients 

  • 2 small whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon kale pesto store bought or homemade
  • 1/3 cup cooked chicken finely cubed or shredded
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Lay the tortillas on a cutting board and spread the pesto onto one side of each tortilla.
  • Take one tortilla and sprinkle the chicken and cheese on top. Layer the other tortilla on top, pesto facing down.
  • Place tortillas onto the hot skillet and cook for 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Let cool slightly and then cut into 8 wedges.

Notes

Homemade Kale Pesto – in a food processor pulse together 1 cup packed kale, 1 cup packed basil, 1/2 lemon juiced, 2 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup oil olive, salt and pepper to taste (optional) until fully combined. 
Age: 9+ months
 

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