There are lots of ways that kids can get creative when assembling quesadillas. This meal’s accompanying salad also has tons of ingredients for kids to help measure out and combine.
While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: AVOCADO.
- Veggies: black beans2, corn, tomatoes3, avocados4, cilantro, onion, chilis, olives, salsa
- Fruits: lime
- Grains: tortillas
- Protein: black beans2, turkey
- Dairy: cheese, sour cream
1For information about food and health, go to ChooseMyPlate.gov.
2Beans are so nutritious that they’re classified as both a vegetable AND a protein.
3Tomatoes are classified by botanists as fruit, but nutritionally and legally they are considered veggies.
4Because of its seed, an avocado is considered a fruit by botanists. But the USDA considers avocados to be veggies, based on their nutrients.
🥑 Avocados 🥑
- Avocados grow on trees.
- Because of their seed, avocados are considered fruit by botanists.
- Because of their veggie-like nutrients, avocados are considered vegetables by nutritionists & the USDA.
- Mexico produces more avocados than any other country.
- An avocado contains more potassium than a banana.
Below are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Southwest Quesadillas Recipe. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
To prepare the salad, kids can:
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To prepare the meat filling for the quesadillas, kids can:
We really like this Potato Masher.
To assemble the quesadillas, kids can:
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.