This easy, nutritious snack is delicious when made with Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh or Cortland apples.
Spread 1 tablespoon apple butter almost to the edge of each of two 8-inch whole-grain flour tortillas. Sprinkle half of each tortilla with 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese and 1⁄3 cup finely diced apple. Fold tortillas in half. Heat in hot skillet coated with nonstick spray for 2 to 4 minutes per side, until tortilla is browned and cheese is melted inside. Cool and cut into bite-size pieces. Makes 2 quesadillas (8 toddler servings).
115 calories, 5 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 3.5 g fat (1.5 grams unsaturated), 143 mg calcium, 14 mcg folate, 1.5 g fiber
Kim Galeaz, R.D., is a nutrition and culinary consultant in Indianapolis. Recipes were also reviewed by Linda Somers, R.D., a pediatric clinical nutritionist at the Children’s Memorial Medical Center in Chicago.