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Cheese & Bean Quesadilla Bento Box

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This lunchbox is packed with fiber and protein to keep your kiddo fueled all day at school! These cheese and bean quesadillas are simple to prep and easy to add veggies like spinach, peppers or mushrooms. Serve with guacamole for dipping and an added dose of good fats.

Nutrition Tip: Beans are one of the most affordable, sustainable proteins around. They’re also loaded with two kinds of fiber: soluble to help lower cholesterol levels and insoluble to help ward off constipation.

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Cheese & Bean Quesadilla Bento Box

Cheese & Bean Quesadilla Bento Box

This lunchbox is packed with fiber and protein to keep your kiddo fueled all day at school! These cheese and bean quesadillas are simple to prep and easy to add veggies like spinach, peppers or mushrooms. Serve with guacamole for dipping and an added dose of good fats.

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/2 cup white beans, drained, rinsed, smashed
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 small apple, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. guacamole

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  2. Spread smashed beans on tortilla. Top with cheese. Fold in half and place in skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes per side or until tortilla is crisp and cheese melts. Cut into fourths.
  3. Serve with guacamole and apple slices.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 12gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 18gSugar: 12gProtein: 12g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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