Wonder chef Annabel Karmel shares her top easy and healthy recipe that turns children’s food into gourmet treats – getting them to eat their nutrients will be a cinch with this delight… 

CORN QUESADILLAS  | Suitable for toddlers plus

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish which involves cooking ingredients inside a tortilla. This sweetcorn, red onion and sweet pepper filling with melted cheese is very yummy. It’s simple to prepare and a favourite with me and my three kids.

Experts recommend that we should eat five daily servings of fruit and vegetables. Three tablespoons of sweetcorn count as one serving of fruit and vegetables.


• 1tbsp olive oil

• 1 small red onion, chopped

• ½ red or orange pepper, deseeded and diced

• 1 x 198g can Green Giant sweetcorn, drained

• 1tbsp balsamic vinegar

• 1tbsp runny honey

• 4 flour tortillas

• 4tbsp salsa (mild or medium, according to your taste)

• 100g grated Cheddar

• Sour cream or guacamole


Heat the oil in a large pan or wok and stir-fry the onion and pepper for three minutes.

Add the corn and continue to cook for another two minutes or until the onion and pepper are soft.

Add the balsamic vinegar and honey and cook for a further minute, then remove from the heat and season to taste.

Spread each tortilla with a tablespoon of salsa. Scatter a little cheese over the salsa and divide the corn mixture between the tortillas.

Top with twothirds of the remaining cheese, roll up and arrange on a baking sheet. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Preheat the grill to high and grill the quesadillas for one to two minutes or until the filling is hot and the cheese has melted.

Serve with sour cream and guacamole (optional).


Makes four portions.

Recipe is from Mummy And Me (Dorling Kindersley)

See here for more of Annabel’s recipes with your mini’s in mind.