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Healthy Lunch Idea for Kids - Lentil Veggie Quesadilla

This quick and easy lentil veggie quesadilla is one of the many healthy lunch ideas you will find in this post.
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 374kcal


  • ½ cup cooked lentils (can use any variety), see note
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2-3 tablespoons salsa
  • ¼ cup grated carrots
  • a handful of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (or more)
  • 4 medium whole wheat tortilla


  • In a medium bowl, roughly mash the lentils with potato masher or a fork. Add all the ingredients minus the cheese.
  • Divide the mixture between two tortilla. Add cheese (you can add more if you wish). Top with remaining tortillas.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a skillet. Place quesadilla and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy
  • Slice into thirds or quarters.


  • I suggest cooking a large batch of lentils to enjoy throughout the week, like this quesadilla. Here's how to cook the lentils perfectly
  • Feel free to use whatever vegetables you wish - broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers, mashed sweet potatoes, corn, peas...


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 5mg