Edible Butterfly Quesadilla

Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 1st Place!
School Day Snacks: Grades 4 to 6

Making your snack into a fun shape or animal can be a new way to enjoy it. By cutting your quesadilla and using some other vegetables, you can create this tasty butterfly snack. Riley, from Belle River, thinks kids will like this recipe because it is creative and colourful and it looks like a butterfly!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 1 butterfly 


  1. Make the quesadilla and wrap in plastic wrap one day in advance.


Small whole wheat flour tortillas


Slices cheddar cheese

2 (50 g)

Small tomato, thinly sliced


Large leaf of romaine lettuce


Baby carrots

Small stalk of celery



  1. Place one of the tortillas on a plate. Top with cheese, tomato and lettuce. Place remaining tortilla on top. 
  2. Cut into 4 quarters and separate slightly. Place 3 carrots in the middle to form the body of the butterfly. Place the celery sticks on top for the antennae.

Nutrition Information per serving (1 butterfly): 

Calories: 436 kcal

Protein: 21 g

Fat: 22 g

Carbohydrate: 39 g

Fibre: 6 g

Sodium: 863 mg

Iron: 2 g

Calcium: 111 mg


Last Update – November 15, 2016

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