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HOLSBY TV lunchbox special – Mother’s Little Helper.

November 4, 2014

**Brought to you in conjunction with Kidspot Voices 2014 and Healtheries**

We like to mix it up in my house. When I go to work I get the kids to make my special lunchbox because I have very important things to do like shave my legs, pluck my eyebrows and do my hair.

That’s why you have kids, right? To help out and stuff.

When it comes to lunch in a box I’ve never really dug on the soggy sandwich but these tasty little quesadillas are always a hit with everyone in my house. They’re like a Mexican sandwich so that makes them exotic and fancy. We whip them up in no time flat and serve them with guacamole and they truly are delicious.

Check out this latest episode of HOLSBY TV to see mother’s little helpers whipping up my lunch for a lunchbox special.

If you want to train your children to make your lunch, this recipe is a great starting point.


quesadillaWhat you will need –

For tortillas

  • 85g grated cheese
  • Half a red capsicum, diced finely
  • Half a cob of corn, sliced off cob (or tinned if you have that)
  • A quarter of a spanish onion, finely diced
  • A small tomato, diced
  • 1 large spring onion, finely sliced
  • A handful coriander
  • A squeeze of lime
  • 4 tortillas (for gluten free option use corn tortillas but be sure to read ingredients throughly, most are a mix of corn and wheat)

For guacamole

  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • Juice of half a small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt
  • Half a clove of finely minced garlic
  • A large pinch of fresh chopped coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional : A little finely chopped spanish onion, tomato and dash of tabasco.

What you will need to do – 

Pop a large fry pan on the stove and heat over a moderate flame.

Lay out two tortillas and sprinkle your ingredients even;y over them. Place the remaining tortillas on top and pop one into pan, keeping an eye on it until it is golden brown.

To turn it over, if you’re not confident your can do it and it won’t fall apart, lay a dinner plate on top and flip it. Don’t be hesitant, or fluff about, just flip it quickly or you’ll mess it up and end up with bits of corn and capsicum all over the show.

When it’s golden on the outside and the cheese is all melted on the inside and holding all the bits together – we’re good to go.

Repeat with remaining quesadilla. Slice into wedges.

For guacamole put your avocado and yoghurt into a bowl and mash until all squashed and yummy. Add garlic, coriander and lemon juice and stir well (add optional ingredients now also if you’re doing it).

Season to taste and place on the side of your plate.

quesadilla with guacamole


The kids also gave me some of the Healtheries Rice Wheels in my lunchbox to snack on at work.

Healtheries Rice Wheels have 70% less fat than potato chips which make them a far better option for a lunchbox treat.

With no artificial colours, flavours or MSG they are a yummy addition to my day and keep the 3pm slump at bay. I’m a massive fan of cheese Twisties and the cheese hit in these is totally as good.

Also check out their new Potato Curls. Also made with the same ethos in mind – No palm oil, no nasties.


DISCLAIMER : I’m a bit new at doing blog competitions so I was oblivious about the fact that I should disclaim that I was part of a competition. Thankfully, I have some wonderful blog buddies with much more experience than me that told me about the etiquette for this kinda thing.

Mea culpa.

 My last two Holsby TV episodes, plus this one, have been entries into a fabulous competition that is being held as part of the Kidspot Voice of 2014 competition. I was chosen by Healtheries to create a series of multi-media posts to go in the running for some really cool prizes. You may have seen some product placement in my last video which was out outback road trip movie and now you know why!!


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  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile November 4, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Oh I love this!! How good are quesadillas – I’ll definitely be giving your recipe a go soon. Think I need some little helpers to make my lunch!!

    • Reply Danielle November 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      I loveses them. So easy, and yummy!

  • Reply Nicole - Seeking Victory November 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Incredibly impressed with the D- man’s pronunciation of quesadilla and guacamole! Was that Grigio in your drink bottle?

    • Reply Danielle November 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm


  • Reply bigwords November 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    awesome video and awesome disclosure! love it x

    • Reply Danielle November 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Learning from the best xxx

  • Reply Maxabella November 5, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Unbelievably cute! He’s remarkably dexterous with a knife, so keep an eye on that one… 🙂

    • Reply Danielle November 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      I know right. You should see him drive a boat.

  • Reply San November 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LUCKY to have staff, not only articulate but spunky too!!

    • Reply Danielle November 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      I know, right? Just need to train them to tidy up!

  • Reply San November 6, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I suggest Devo’s music……………………….. remember ‘Whip it”:o)

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