Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Napoleon's Quesadilla


I am lucky to have a toddler who generally loves to eat, but getting the babe to ingest vegetables isn’t as easy as when she depended on my steady hand to get food to mouth.

Quesadillas are an easy way to pack a lot of nutrients into a small space for both babes and adults. The permutations are endless, but for this basic recipe you will need: flour tortillas, shredded cheese, refried beans, frozen spinach, avocado, and tomatoes or salsa.

Cook spinach according to package instructions. Press into a colander to get rid of as much water as possible. In a microwavable bowl, heat up refried beans. Mix in about 1/3 - 1/2 the package of spinach. Freeze the rest of the spinach for future use.

Place a flour tortilla on a fry pan or griddle over medium heat and sprinkle entire surface lightly with cheese. As the cheese melts, spread the bean mixture on one half of the tortilla. Dice or mash 1/3 to 1/2 of an avocado and spread over the beans. Once the cheese has melted, fold the tortilla in half and press with spatula (avoid overstuffing the quesadilla so it's easy for the babe to handle). Cool slightly before serving. Top with diced tomatoes or serve with mild salsa.

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