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Southwest Quesadilla & Pepper Boats Bento Box

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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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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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