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Veggie-licious Pizza Quesadillas

Contributed by: News Canada

A healthy cooking fiesta for kids (NC) - Gather the whole family in the kitchen to prepare these Veggie-licious Pizza Quesadillas. Have kids choose their toppings - red peppers, mushrooms, or any vegetable they would like to try - and let them assemble their own quesadilla. This recipe makes a fantastic lunch, dinner or snack, and is a great way to get kids excited about those good-for-you veggies.

Ingredients:

    Veggie-licious Pizza Quesadillas
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped vegetables of choice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 6 inch (18 cm) whole wheat tortillas

Directions:

Brush olive oil over one side of each tortilla and lay, oil side down, on clean work surface. Divide pizza sauce between two of the tortillas and spread evenly.

Sprinkle each with equal amounts of cheese and veggies and top with remaining tortillas, oil side up.

In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook stacked tortillas, one at a time, until bottoms are brown.

With a spatula, turn over and cook until golden and cheese is melted. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.

This recipe is courtesy of the Orillia & Area Nutrition Network.

Breakfast For Learning is the leading, national non-profit, solely dedicated to child nutrition in Canada. More recipes and nutrition education resources are available online at www.breakfastforlearning.ca.

Serving Size: Makes 2 Servings


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