What kid doesn’t love eating something that can be dipped? I think taquitos are a popular kid favorite and you can buy store bought ones already made but they are often filled with just meat and / or beans and cheese. Plus, I imagine some other unfavorable ingredients. Why not make your own and stick them in the freezer so you always have some on hand. These are great for a quick meal at home or in your kids lunchbox. Plus a bonus is I of course add lots of veggies and good fat!
I am not a fan of hiding veggies. Instead my philosophy is make eating veggies fun and anytime you can give them one of their favorite kid approved meals, such as these or pizza and add veggies, they may be more open to it. If they liked them and didn’t comment on the veggies, after the fact consider talking with them about what was inside. It helps kids to learn that maybe they don’t in fact dislike a particular food, just prefer it to be prepared and eaten a different way.
Let me know what you think! Did your kids care there were veggies inside, or even notice?
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups black beans
- 3/4 cup corn
- 1 cup spinach or arugula chopped
- 1/3 cup red onion chopped
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 12 corn tortillas
- 2/3 cup guacamole
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Warm tortillas in a damp paper towel for 30 seconds, two at at time.
- Add a spoonful of guacamole to tortilla and add filing, approximately 1/4 cup.
- Roll up and add to baking dish, seam side down. I find one with sides works best because it helps keep them rolled up.
- Spray top with avocado oil and bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve with salsa. If your kids think salsa is too hot, try mixing in some plain yogurt.
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