Finger Food for Babies Quesadillas

When your baby is ready to move on to finger foods that are more adventurous than just slices of banana, cooked vegetable pieces or dried cereal, it is time to experiment with different recipes to expose his or her palate to the wide range of seasonings and aromas available.

Offering your baby finger food is an important aid in fostering the development of your child’s motor skills and independence as well as introducing their palate to the wonderful world of food.

The following recipe is for quesadilla. The great combination of flavors and textures in this simple quesadilla recipe will please you and your child. Meeting nutritional requirements, flavorful, colorful and fun, they are quick and easy to serve up and will give your child the practice he or she needs to gain confidence and perfect the skill of self feeding finger foods.

Ingredients

  • 1 large soft flour or corn tortilla, cut in half
  • 2 T organic refried bean spread (you can make your own by mashing or pureeing a can of drained kidney or black beans)
  • 2 thin slices of tomato
  • 1 oz cheddar cheese, grated

Method

  1. Spread refried beans over one half of the tortilla.
  2. Place tomato slices on top of the beans.
  3. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of the tomatoes and cover with the other half of the tortilla.
  4. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Place tortilla half into the skillet, and press top down gently with spatula.
  6. Allow to cook, moving the quesadilla around in the pan once and a while to avoid sticking.
  7. Turn quesadilla over when the underside begins to brown slightly.
  8. Continue to cook the other side until underside browns slightly and the inside is soft and melted.
  9. Remove from the pan and cool. Cut quesadilla into bite sized pieces and serve as delicious finger food for your little one.
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