Meal Ideas for Kids: Stuffed Zucchini Pizza Boats

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. Children can even help create these recipes with you!

Today’s great meal idea for kids: Stuffed zucchini pizza boats!


Super Healthy Kids – Zucchini Pizza Boats

“Zucchini has 36 calories per cup, yet 10% of your DV for nutrients such as; manganese, vitamin C, A, and fiber. However, it is so much more beneficial than a vitamin supplement because squash has the ability to help you absorb other nutrients.

Whether your garden is overflowing with zucchini, or picked some up at the grocery store, have your kids try these Stuffed zucchini pizza boats.
The process was simple, and the kids can help!

• We sliced a zucchini down the center, and scooped the seeds out of the middle to create a well for the toppings.

• We then placed the zucchini in a microwave safe dish.

• Filled it with a mixture containing:

1. 1/3 cup cooked rice
2. 1/3 cup spaghetti sauce
3. (add any other vegetables you choose)
4. Topped with mozzarella cheese.

Then, we added a touch of water to the bottom of the dish and covered it with plastic wrap. (like 1-2 Tablespoons)

Then we microwaved on high for 8 minutes (or until zucchini is tender). You can also choose to bake at 400 for about 15 minutes.


Super Healthy Kids: Zucchini Pizza Boats


This pizza is a great alternative to pizza for those kids sensitive to gluten! Overall, it’s great for all kids.”

After your children have finished this tasty meal and helped clean up, talk with them about what they learned. 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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