September 13, 2011

Turkey, Apple and Swiss Quesadila with Honey-Dijon Sauce

If you haven't noticed yet from my recent posts, I have had school lunch ideas on my mind.  I will be switching gears for a while to fall and football recipes but I wanted to share one more school lunch idea with you first.

My little girl is in 1st grade already and I miss her so much from the minute she gets on the bus.  While I have no part in what she does at school (unless I'm helping out in the classroom that day), I feel a certain satisfaction knowing that I can at least control what she eats.  Quesadillas are a really fast, fun and flexible lunch that you can make.  Your child doesn't like Swiss cheese and apples?  Try American cheese and ham instead.  The options are endless!

  • 1 whole wheat 12-inch tortilla 
  • Deli turkey breast, 3 slices 
  • 1 tbsp Dijon
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • 1/4 c baby spinach leaves
  • Apple, 6 thin slices 
  • 1/4 c shredded Swiss cheese 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Combine the Dijon and honey in a small bowl and set aside.

Lay out a tortilla.  Place the turkey breast on one half of the tortilla.  Spread the honey-Dijon sauce on top of the turkey, add the spinach and apples and sprinkle the cheese on top.

Fold in half.  Heat the olive oil a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook the quesadilla on both sides, until it is golden brown and the cheese is melted.  Allow to cool for one minute before cutting into triangles.

Serve and enjoy!


  1. I'm so glad that you shared...having this for lunch today!

    P.S. I know what you mean. My one and only is 16 and I still feel the same way.

  2. This looks beyond amazing. I know what I am having for lunch today! Thanks for sharing.


  3. Brings back memories for me-- when my girls were in elementary school!!
    Your school lunch ideas are so very cute...your little girl is very lucky to have a Mom as creative as you.

  4. You make the cutest lunches for your little girl. I want this in my lunch for work. I'm officially over Healthy Choice soups!

  5. This is delicious! Would be great for after school meal as well, thanks for sharing!

  6. Yet another wonderful thing to add to my son's and even our own menu! Fantastic with the cheese and apples!


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