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Southwest Quesadilla & Pepper Boats Bento Box

Make extra of these tasty Chipotle Ranch Quesadillas to have lunches ready for a few days. Add in your family’s favorite veggies or type of low fat cheese.

Quesadillas can be prepared in the toaster oven by toasting on lowest setting and flipping over half-way through (omit oil if preparing in toaster oven).

Nutrition Tip: Refried beans are low in fat and contain nutrients found in all beans, like protein, iron, and fiber.

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Southwest Quesadilla & Pepper Boats Bento Box

Southwest Quesadilla & Pepper Boats Bento Box

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle Ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese
  • 3 mini sweet peppers, halved, stems removed
  • 1/3 small avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup hummus


  1. Heat oil in skillet on medium-low heat.
  2. Lay tortilla on plate. Spread with beans, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with cheese. Place second tortilla on top and transfer to skillet. Cook 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted, flipping halfway.
  3. Cut into wedges and serve warm or cold.
  4. Fill pepper halves with avocado. Top with hummus. For extra boat flair, add toothpick on top with small paper triangles taped to the top.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 14gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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