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I don’t know about you but with the days getting longer at this time of the year, there are so many ways I would much rather be taking advantage of those extra hours of daylight than hanging than inside cooking dinner.
Liiiiike ANYTHING other than cooking dinner and please don't underestimate the anything part of that statement.
Regardless, those of ours kids just keep on insisting we feed them dinner. every. single. day.
What to do what to do huh?
Ahhh how about making dinner quick, fun and easy enough to make them want to make it for themselves and for us grown ups too?
My kids love pizza, and so I guess these Quesadillas are a bit of a cheats version of pizza, and better yet - you cook them in the sandwich toaster rather than the oven.
There is honestly no real method behind the madness when it comes to these Quesadillas, because as is often the way with pizzas -the more crazy the mix of toppings, the better it often tastes.
I find if we offer the kids bowls of brightly coloured fresh vegetables and toppings, they are happy to go to town with filling their wraps with choices that we parents can feel pretty smug about.
For our guys, we filled bowls with tomatoes, capsicum, redonions, avocado, olives, mushrooms, mixed lettuce leaves, grated cheese and BBQchicken, and then it was as simple as the kids dolloping some salt reduced tomato paste onto their wraps and spreading it around with the back of a spoon, adding their toppings, fold the wraps in half and then cook them in the sandwich press until they are perfectly toasted.
If you have little kids then you are best spending ten minutes chopping up all the ingredients first and then let them put together their toppings before you take over and cook them in the sandwich press.
If you have older children then simply point them to the fridge and then get on with doing something else whilst the kids prepare dinner because seriously, you have a night off from cooking and it was as easy as that.
The kids will have a ball trying to outdo each other with the topping combos and it is quite possibly one the easiest and cheapest weeknight meals ever.
With the weather warming up it is the perfect time to focus on eating healthily and if you load up on the fresh in-season fruit and vegetables in your local Coles or Coles online, you can get the kids involved with healthy choices and the bonus of them helping you to prepare dinner.
You will find a recipe for Quesadillas along with loads of other easy weeknight meals in this month’s Coles magazine which you can pick up in store or download here. And don’t forget that .au and are always an awesome source of ideas to help you with your meal planning.
Are you game to let your kids loose in the kitchen?
Do you have any other recipes your kids enjoy making that I could con my kids might be interested in trying?