Kid's Activity: Mini Pizzas!

by Melissa Jaramillo and Julie Snyder

Fun to make; delicious, and nutritious! What more can a parent ask!

How many of us have struggled to get our kids to eat vegetables? This method may be sneaky but it is yummy and healthy, too!

Ingredients

  • Muffins (whole wheat are healthier!)
  • Pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought - look for those low in sugars and salt)
  • Shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • Suggested toppings:
    • Chopped green onion
    • Sliced mushrooms
    • Sliced zucchini
    • Chopped broccoli
    • Chopped cauliflower

Lightly sauté vegetables (toppings) in skillet on top of stove using 1 - 2 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil. Cook over medium heat (approximately 3 - 5 minutes on each side 'til tender.)

Next, slice muffins into half and place on cookie sheet in lowest rack in oven. Toast lightly using broiler. Remove and spread with pizza sauce. Sprinkle on cheese and top with cooked veggies. Add a little more cheese on top if desired. Place back under broiler and cook until cheese is bubbling. Cool a few minutes before serving.

Serve with a fresh salad and some nectarines or peaches for dessert.

Julie Snyder is a mom of six, interested in kids, pregnancy, birth, people and lives in the outlying Seattle area. Melissa Jaramillo is mom to many. She's passionate about building, encouraging, and strengthening families on this adventure known as parenthood!

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