I received a prize pack in order to create back to school lunchbox ideas. All thoughts and words are my own.
Kids around the country are heading back to school, triggering the question of “what can I pack for lunch?” Of course there’s the old stand-by, the sandwich. It’s a classic for a reason: portable, easy to eat, easy to customize.
But why not send them back this year with something new? Recently I was challenged by the folks at Azteca to come up with easy back to school lunchbox ideas using their tortillas. While there are a number of great things I already make that use tortillas, I had to really think about what would be a good lunchbox fit.
What I decided on was an easy quesadilla recipe. I personally love quesadillas cold almost more than I do when they’re hot from the griddle or stove. And when cut up into wedges, they’re easy to tuck into a lunchbox (and great for dipping).
- Heat a skillet (either a standalone one, or on the stove) over medium-low heat. Spray with cooking spray.
- Lay a small Azteca No Preservatives Tortilla in the pan. Top one half of the tortilla with cooked chicken (shredded), Mexican-blend shredded cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, and a tablespoon of corn kernels. If your family enjoys the kick, also add a teaspoon of chopped green chilies.
- Let warm through until cheese starts to bubble; fold tortilla over to cover ingredients.
- Flip to other side; let finish cooking an additional minute or two until cheese has melted and tortilla is golden brown.
I would pair my quesadilla with some bell pepper slices (red or green), some carrot sticks, and some fresh strawberries. I’d also add in a small container of salsa for dipping (or if your taste run slightly strange like mine, some honey mustard sauce). Definitely make it your own by adding your kids’ favorites: tortilla chips, some refried beans, whatever they might like.
So that you can come up with some of your own back to school lunchbox ideas, I have a great back to school prize pack from Azteca for one lucky reader. It includes:
$50 Walmart Gift Card
Azteca Free Product Coupon
Meal Planning Notepad
Dry Erase Wall Decal Calendar
Giveaway closed – congrats Heather!