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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Toddler Friendly/Dairy Free Quesadillas

Even when you aren't limited by food, you just get into a rut with feeding toddlers.  One day they eat it, the next they don't.  Sometimes I wish I had more options to feed her.  But then I realize there are lots of options out there, we just haven't tried them yet.  It can be a challenge because I don't want to buy "expensive" ingredients and have her test taste just to watch it go in the garbage.  Today, I asked my daughter what she wanted for lunch (just a side note she said her daddy gave her Taco Soup for breakfast).  She said "taco meat."  That reminded me that I froze some taco meat a while back.  I unthawed it.  I checked the fridge what I could do with it.  No tomatoes, no lettuce (which she doesn't eat anyway), no olives.  I did have a tortilla shell and Tofutti cheese.  Okay, I thought we'll try to make quesadilla -- dairy free of course.  It turned out to be very simple and she ate a lot of it.  A lot for a toddler, at least.

Dairy Free Quesadillas
Leftover taco meat -- about 1/2 cup
1 tortilla shell
1 slice Tofutti cheese (you can use American Cheese or any milk-based cheese if your toddler eats dairy)

1. Cut tortilla in quarters.
2. Scoop half the meat on two quarters.
3. Place tofutti cheese on top of meat.
4. Place each remaining tortilla quarter on top of meat and cheese.
5. Bake 250 degrees for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
6. Cut into toddler bite-size pieces.  

I served this with vegetable, fruit and soy milk.


  1. Where can you get tofutti cheese? We are new to this allergy thing and I have a LOT of learning to do!

  2. thanks for recipe

    Oh by the way I am glad I stumbled across your blog.

    I wanted to invite you to a message board for moms.


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