Meal Ideas for Kids: Garden Variety Pizza

Children need a lot of energy during the day to help them learn to read, write, spell and do the rest of their schoolwork. It’s important for them to nourish their bodies with wholesome foods.

To help keep your little ones going throughout the day, we’re happy to feed more than just their minds with healthy meal ideas for kids that they’re sure to enjoy. Children can even help create these fun and healthy recipes with you!

Today’s great meal idea for kids: Garden variety pizza with peas and cheese!

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Garden variety Pizza from Super Healthy Kids

“There are so many ways pizza can be a healthy part of your kids diet!  Vegetables can either be added under the cheese, or right on top.  Mini pizza’s with a variety of vegetables can be a super quick lunch or dinner meal.  Kids can assemble the veggies on their own pizzas, and to their liking.  The one we made for this lunch was peas and cheese!

  • Homemade pizza crust (it took less than an hour.  Super easy)
  • Tomato paste with herbs and spices (I have a pizza spice jar)
  • Peas
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • fresh tomato
  • Baby spinach leaves.(Bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees.)

The key for picky eaters, is to not pile many veggies on at once.  It’s too overwhelming, even for me.  Just start with peas and cheese, and you can add more vegetables from there.  The key is to get them on there!meal-ideas-for-kids

As you’ll notice with the baby spinach, there is barely any on the pizza.  Not even enough to give them any detectable nutrients.  But the point is to get them used to having the vegetables on their plate, whether it’s a tiny amount, or a lot, to be consistent.

 

Other vegetable combinations we like:

  • artichoke, tomatoes, and white beans
  • Broccoli slaw (just that)
  • Salsa, lettuce, tomato and olives (Taco Pizza)

Do your kids have a favorite vegetable topping on their pizza?”

After your children have finished this tasty snack and helped clean up, talk with them about what they learned about this great meal.  Chances are, they really enjoyed helping to prepare it and didn’t even realize that they were learning during the process!

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