I have always read that involving your children in the cooking process will make them suddenly love eating vegetables. I could never envision how this was going to work with a toddler, but since I love to eat healthy I thought it was worth giving it a shot. I am never of fan of sitting down at the table across from my little guy with a big salad in front of me and a processed hot dog in front of him. So, I made up this little pizza recipe. Honestly? Worked like a charm! My son put on all the toppings and I think at one point I heard, “Yay! Broccoli!” Nice.
Try Brady’s Broccoli Pizza with your little ones this week!
What You Need:Handful of broccoli florets
Small pizza crust (like Bobboli)
3 TBS part skim ricotta
3 TBS all natural marinara
2 Cherry tomatoes chopped
5 Turkey pepperonis cut into small strips
1/4 cup approx. of Italian blend cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan to pass
What You Do:
Preheat oven according to pizza crust instructions. In this case 450. Boil broccoli for two minutes, drain, and set aside. Mix ricotta and marinara and spread over pizza crust. Top with all the other ingredients and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Put in the oven for 11-13 minutes. Pass with parmesan for the kids and red pepper flakes for the adults. (This is for one mini pizza, which serves two. Simply double the ingredients for the regular size, which serves 4.)
Kid Tip:One of the things I hear from other moms is how much they hate cooking two meals-one for the adults and one for the kids. This is the perfect Skinny Mommy/Healthy Kids recipe to avoid that.No need to alter this one, as your kids made it, so they should love it too!
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