Christmas Quesadillas are a fun way to add some holiday cheer to your kids’ favorite meal. Turn quesadillas into festive Christmas trees in a fun and easy twist on a classic!
Try as we may, the truth of the matter is that Christmas is a season of treats. Sugar and junk food are everywhere, from eggnog pancakes to candy canes to cookies for Santa. While I love being able to indulge occasionally, I try not to let my boys become overcome by the sugary lure.
In our house sugary treats can be a black hole. I offer Ryan one Hershey’s kiss as an after dinner treat and the next thing I know, it’s Friday and he’s throwing a tantrum because I won’t let him take a chocolate bath Augustus Gloop style instead of eating dinner.
Okay, that might be a bit extreme, but when it comes to the good stuff in our house it really does look like a, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie situation. It quickly escalates into mealtime meltdowns and tantrums galore.
With that in mind, I try pretty hard to find easy ways to add some fun to the boys’ without relying on the sweet stuff. Take my famous chicken boo-dle soup – my way to solve the issue of wanting kids to go out and get candy, but obviously, they need dinner first.
Enter: Christmas Quesadillas
So, just like with my Christmas tree pasta, I really wanted to try and make a fun meal for my boys that would be fun and festive, but also relatively healthy.
How to Make Tree-sadillas
These Christmas Tree-sadillas (you guys know I can’t resist a good play on words.) are so easy, I almost feel silly sharing them but easy is pretty much the name of my game!
- Start with your typical quesadilla. Put whatever you wish in it, whatever your kids will like.
- While your quesadilla is cooking, make your guac. You can easily use premade guac, but I like to make my own when avocados are ripe.
- Spread the guacamole all over the whole tortilla before cutting into sixths with a sharp knife. Add slice a baby carrot while you’re at it.
- Gently drip small amounts of salsa over the triangles. You could also use bell peppers cut into mini circles with the end of a drinking draw or pieces of diced tomato. These will become your ‘tree ornaments’.
- Use cheese shreds as garland and stick your carrot “star” to the top.
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These Christmas Tree-sadillas take a kid favorite meal and turns it into healthy holiday fun. I promise your kids will love it!
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Easy Christmas Quesadilla
this easy Christmas tree quesadilla is a great lunch or snack during December!
- Baby Carrot
- Salsa or chopped pepper or tomato
- Shredded cheese
While your quesadilla is cooking, make your guac. You can easily use premade guac, but I like to make my own when avocados are ripe.
Spread the guacamole all over the whole quesadilla before cutting your quesadilla into sixths with a sharp knife. Also slice a baby carrot while you’re at it.
Gently drip small amounts of salsa over the triangles. You could also use bell peppers cut into mini circles with the end of a drinking draw or pieces of diced tomato. These will become your ‘tree ornaments’.
Use cheese shreds as garland and glue you carrot “star” to the top.
Okay, so tell me – where do you get your best ideas? Are you a quesadilla fan? Let me know in the comments!
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