Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quesadillas for Baby

I've got into the habit of buying frozen organic vegetables for Jane.  It's convenient, less likely to go bad in the fridge, and healthier.  During the winter months in Canada you're getting vegetables that have travelled a long way to get to your grocery store.  So, I've chosen the frozen stuff.   The vegetables are frozen at their peak so they're packed with nutrients.  It also help that they're already cut and washed, so I can easily throw broccoli and kale into almost anything last minute.  Like these quesadillas... 

You can make these so many different ways.  You can add any vegetable or meat, just as long as gooey cheese is holding them together.  This has fast become one of Jane's favourite meals, and because Jane can't eat a whole one on her own, I've been enjoying these too.


Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Broccoli, chopped
Kale, chopped 
Whole grain tortillas
Mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded (and other cheese is fine too)

For the quesadillas:

Combine beans, corn, and kale (if using frozen, does not need to be thawed) in a bowl.  Heat a large sautee pan over medium-high heat.  Place a wrap in the pan; add some cheese, let melt a little and add some bean mixture.  Top with the rest of the cheese and top with another warp pressing firmly with a spatula. Cook until crisp.  Flip and cook the other side.


  1. Quesadillas for baby or for me! I like how simple but healthy this is.

  2. I know it's great it takes no time at all to make.

  3. I love quesadillas. How does Jane eat them? Do you cut them up into squares or does she take a triangle and take bites? Just wondering if I could get Clara to eat it.

  4. I cut them into small triangles and she takes bites, she loves holding them on her own. I just started with foods in bigger pieces a couple of weeks ago and she seems good with it. These days she mostly wants to feed herself.

  5. This is great, Alison! I have been meaning to make quesadillas since my girls devoured them at a Mexican restaurant while we were away in Florida. Plus, they've never had kale. I'm definitely gonna try it.

    Not sure if you've been to my blog recently... I'm doing a giveaway and think the blossom clip would look so great on little Jane! Here's the link if you're interested.