Lunchtime is usually leftovers or something quick and easy around here. We’re a busy homeschooling family, and always on the go, so we need quick go-to ideas to keep the kids happy and fed each day.

And, while we tend to have our favorites that we return to again and again, I’m always looking for fun ways to surprise the kids.

Heart-Shaped Quesadillas - Simple Recipes for Kids

Heart-Shaped Quesadillas Recipe

You can get about 3 hearts from one 8″ tortilla, so keep that in mind when planning your lunches.

Ingredients

Heart-Shaped Quesadillas - Simple Recipes for Kids

Instructions

Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the shapes from your tortillas. This is a great job for the kids. Challenge them to fit as many hearts per tortilla as they can.
Place them on a paper plate or wax paper.

Heart-Shaped Quesadillas - Simple Recipes for Kids

 

Mix 2 drops of red food coloring into the water.  Use a pastry brush to brush the water onto the tortillas.  Don’t worry about them getting soggy, they really don’t soak up much of the water and they still crisp up nicely in the pan.

Heart-Shaped Quesadillas - Simple Recipes for Kids

 

Have a heated skillet brushed with olive oil ready to go.  Place the hearts, colored side down into the pan, top with cheese, and add another heart.

Heart-Shaped Quesadillas - Simple Recipes for Kids

 

Cook until the cheese begins to melt, flip them over, and cook for about another 30 seconds.  They cook fast!

Heart-Shaped Quesadillas - Simple Recipes for Kids

 

This is such a cute, quick lunch or snack for the kiddos – especially around Valentine’s Day!

 



 

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Heart-Shaped Quesadillas - Simple Recipes for Kids