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Apple Cheddar Quesadilla – {Kiddie Style}

I tried something new for M’s lunch yesterday… and she LOVED it!  She’s a big fan of cheese and bread in general, but put it all together in a quesadilla and add her favorite fruit… she was sold!

I have to admit I was worried if she’d even like this.  I don’t think she’s purposely had the sweet/savory combo before. (I have seen her accidentally dip apples in ketchup, and enjoy it)

I served her favorites on the side, cucumber slices & carrot chips along with some homemade ranch dip. I felt I had to give her favorites since I was trying something new on her.

To make the quesadilla, you wanna take half a whole wheat tortilla, place it on a skillet that’s been heated to med-low heat.  On one half of the tortilla place some cheddar cheese, then top it with thinly sliced apples.

Fold the tortilla in half and cook for a few minutes on each side until the cheese gets nice and melty.  Let it cool, then cut into smaller slices.

Not pictured is a small bowl of homemade applesauce she had for dessert.  Another one of her favorites 🙂

p.s. I had an Apple Cheddar Quesadilla for lunch too.  It was delicious 🙂

19 Responses

  1. Blog is the New Black said on January 18, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I’ve made something similiar before. Delish- yours look so good!

  2. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on January 18, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Every time you do posts like this, I think, “I wish Estela were MY mom!!” 🙂

  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Haha! You are too cute Anna 🙂

  4. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on January 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

    i never would have thought to throw these two into a quesadilla together, but i love it!

  5. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on January 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I want your daughter’s lunches!

  6. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on January 18, 2011 at 8:33 am

    We love apple and cheese quesadillas! I usually use gruyere cheese and a little dijon mustard. YUM.

  7. Estela - Weekly Bite said on January 18, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I love gruyere cheese! What a great idea 🙂

  8. Jessica @ How Sweet said on January 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

    As a kid, I LIVED on cheese quesadillas!

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on January 18, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Apples in ketchup? I might have thrown up a little. Ick.

    This, on the other hand, will be my inspiration for my own lunch today. If only I had gruyere because Maryea’s suggestion sounds really good.

  10. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on January 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Oh cheesy goodness…how I miss thee! This looks perfect! YUM!

  11. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on January 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

    This quesadilla looks delicious!

  12. mary (what's cookin' with mary) said on January 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Even though I don’t have any kiddo’s, I always like seeing your kiddie lunch boxes. So cute. I love the variety little M gets. What a good Mommy! 😉

  13. Natalia - a side of simple said on January 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    M has got the right idea going on with her ketchup. It’s one of the most diverse foods, err I mean condiments, in my life 🙂

  14. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said on January 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I’m not a huge quesadilla fan but the sweet and savory combo sounds amazing! YUM!

  15. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on January 18, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I just put something similar on our Camp menu..glad to hear that M liked it! Hopefully the teenagers will too! 🙂

  16. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on January 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I must be a giant kid — haha I loooove eating this as a snack! =) apples and cheese are so perfect together!


  17. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen said on January 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This is SUCH a cute idea! I’ve never even thought of combining apples and cheese together. I think if I had a child I’d sneakily eat it while he/she wasn’t looking 😀

  18. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on January 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Because ketchup goes with anything…even apples. Duh 😉