Lately I have been searching for lunch ideas for my boys that are more filling and more healthy than peanut butter and jelly. I think they could eat peanut butter and jelly every day, but we are trying to limit it to 3 days a week!
This week, we made chicken and bean burritos that I put in the freezer – now I can just take out what we need, pop them in the oven, and have a filling lunch!
I used this recipe from Money Saving Mom.
Mix together 2 cans of refried beans, 1/2 cup salsa, and 2-4 cups of chopped cooked chicken. I used a little over 2 cups of chicken. Next time, I’ll definitely put in more salsa because we couldn’t taste it very much – probably closer to 1 cup.
Put some filling (about 1/4 cup) on each tortilla and sprinkle with cheese. Then, roll it up! If you check out the post on Money Saving Mom, she rolled hers up like burritos (with both ends closed). The tortillas I bought were not big enough to do that! They turned out fine, though. This makes 16 burritos, or 18 if you use small tortillas.
I froze the burritos on this cookie sheet so that they would not stick together. Once they were frozen, I transferred them to a couple of ziploc bags. We made some for lunch yesterday, and they were yummy! We put them in the oven straight from the freezer – on 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Next time, I’ll defrost them first because the tortillas were getting too crispy before the filling was hot.
What do you like to feed your kids for lunch?