The quesadilla is an original dish from Mexico. Quesadillas are a simple and tasty way to add nutritious ingredients that make it unique to you! This meal is a great way to introduce cooking to your child. Try the Black Bean Cheese Quesadilla and add a variety of protein and veggies to each one you make! Allow your child to think outside of the box; advocate for them to be a part of the entire recipe creation, from the grocery store to in-the-kitchen cooking! Getting your children involved in the cooking process builds a lifelong, healthy relationship with food.

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Black Bean Cheese Quesadilla

Ingredients: (4 quesadillas)


  1. Shred block of cheese using a cheese grater. Chop broccoli into fine pieces.
  2. Drain black beans in a strainer.
  3. Combine cheese, black beans, broccoli, and salsa in a small bowl; mix well.
  4. Spoon ¼ of the cheese mixture onto 1 side of each tortilla; fold tortilla over filling.
  5. Spray skillet or grill with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas; cook about 2 minutes on each side or until tortillas are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  6. Repeat for remaining quesadillas.

Nutrition Facts:
1 serving= 1
Calories: 197
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Total Fat: 5.7 g
Protein: 12.75 g

*This recipe is from the Healthy Cooking in the Classroom Program at Family Wellness.  Click HERE for more information on how to bring this program to your school or community.