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Stack of kale and spinach quesadillas for kids.
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Kale + Spinach Quesadilla

A filling and healthy version of your standard quesadilla – filled with a kale, spinach and apple spread and loaded with beans and cheese for a complete meal that most toddlers (and parents) can’t resist!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 2 10" quesadillas
Calories: 602kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed spinach
  • 2 kale leaves, de-stemed
  • 1/2 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 10-inch tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, seperated
  • 1/4 cup white beans, washed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

For Spicy Lime Sauce

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Sriracha

Instructions

  • In a food processor or blender, add in spinach, kale, apple, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of cheese and pulse until just combined, scrapping down sides as needed.
  • Pre-heat large skillet over medium heat. Pour in half of the oil and let it get hot.
  • Take 1 tortilla and spread half of the kale mixture onto it, sprinkle half of the beans and half of the remaining cheese. Cover with a tortilla and place into skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until the tortilla is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and ingredients.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add the yogurt, lime juice and Sriracha (to taste) and mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Let quesadilla cool slightly, cut into wedges, drizzle with spicy lime sauce and serve. I also recommend serving this with a big bowl of guacamole:)

Notes

Age: 1 year and up
Yield: 2 10-inch quesadillas
Storage: can store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Cheese Options: you can use the pre-shredded cheese or shred your own. Some of our favorite varities in this recipe are - mexican blend,  white cheddar cheese, or colby jack.

Nutrition

Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6965IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 636mg | Iron: 4mg