My husband came home from dropping off the kiddo at school. He explained that her teacher had told him how she and some other kids would peel up the turf on the playground to look at bugs in the dirt. Often, our child would also eat said bugs and dirt.
Not a shock. My child has always been one of those adventurous kids that put absolutely everything in her mouth except various vegetables at various times. Considering that she is now pre-school age, and drops to the sidewalk during a walk saying, "I get drink!" then proceeds to try and lick the rusty water off a manhole cover, you can well imagine how the first couple years went when this hand-to-mouth exploration thing was in full throttle.
Fifteen minutes later, we're at the dinner table, and that same little one is turning up her nose at fresh corn from the farmers market. Let's see ... bugs, dirt, rusty water ... fresh corn. Nope, can't figure it out. But the rest of us at the table are a bit more orthodox in our food choices and we have to eat as well.
I fixed these quesadillas that night. Once I finally, finally got the kiddo eat a bite, she agreed they were GOOD! and then ignored them again. Go figure.
Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas
Looking for this recipe? It will be part of an upcoming book with Ali at Cleaner Plate Club.
They make a great side dish as is. Well, better than bugs and dirt at least.