School Lunch Day 62: Quesadillas

Quesadillas for school lunch, from

The Lunch Idea: 

As I mentioned in yesterday's lunch post - my theme this week is about simple and easy. Quesadillas are one of my favorite fall back lunch ideas. They are easy to make and easy to eat. Personally I love quesadillas that are filled with all kinds of stuff.  But kids are simpletons by nature, so I keep theirs more basic. 

They are also easy to make ahead - I often have a bag of leftover quesadillas in my fridge, and my boy will go looking to grab a slice for an easy snack.  So if you are making one, why not make extra, and save them for snack. 

What's In The Lunch:

  • Three have quesadillas.  One is just cheese, and the other two have some leftover taco meat.  
  • Three have little tomatoes on the side. 
  • One child is currently on a quesadilla and tomato boycott. So she has chips and beans, with plain yogurt to dip the chips in. She is picky in weird ways. She won't eat a lot of stuff, but she'll eat chips dipped in plain yogurt. Whatever. 
  • Apples and bunny grahams on the side. 

Questions and Tips:

  • These lunches were made two days ahead.  Quesadillas keep great!
  • The taco meat is just browned ground beef, seasoned with a little cumin, onion, garlic, and salt. I don't buy packaged taco seasoning - I just don't see the point in it. 
  • Here is my post about the apples.
  • These are all eaten at room temperature, we do not heat up foods at our school. 
School Lunch Day 62 - quesadillas - from