Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Personal Pizzas



One of my all time favorite family meals is pizza!  Who’s isn’t, right?  Bebe B has been a bit obsessed with it lately (there is an adorable hippo mommy and baby duo in one of her favorite videos that make pizza together).  I created these yummy and easy pizzas that are perfect for family meals and getting kids involved in the kitchen.  Kid’s will love getting to choose their own topping and having a pizza all to themselves. I have created the recipe with some of our favorite toppings but feel free to add your children’s favorite heathy toppings.  They will be much more likely to eat the pizza if they choose what to put on it and help make it.  Just remember you are still in charge of their nutrition and make sure the options are healthy ones.  You might even realize they like something you wouldn’t have thought they did.  I just discovered Bebe B loves raw celery, and that surprised me.

Personal Pizzas - 12 Months+
Ingredients:

Naan Bread (either homemade or store bought) enough for each person. (toddlers might eat only 1/4 or 1/2) (You can substitute pita bread if you cannot find Naan Bread but it seems to be in most grocery stores these days)

Pizza Sauce (homemade or store bought will work, just make sure to check the sugar and salt on store bought...some brands are bit too high for my liking) 

White Cheddar (shredded)

Fresh Broccoli (chopped small)

Fresh Carrots (grated)

Green Onions (chopped fine)

Chicken or veggie sausage (pre-cooked)

Gorgonzola Cheese Crumbles

Fresh Rosemary (chopped fine)

I store the Naans in the freezer since we usually stock up on them and am not always sure when we will use them.  It is fine to use the Naans frozen for this recipe, but they don’t have to be.  Spread each Naan with sauce (about 1/4 cup per Naan).  Bebe B loves helping with this part...but I recently learned quickly you cannot take you eyes off them for a second while doing this- Bebe B stuck her foot in the pizza and sauce!  Yum, just what we were craving - foot pizza:)



Next add the shredded carrots to the sauce.  After that it’s a free for all, adding whatever toppings you choose.  I usually try to add the cheese and rosemary last though.  Then pop them in a 400 degree F oven or toaster oven for about 10 minutes.  If using frozen Naans it may take a minute or two longer.  I like to stick them straight on the rack so the bottoms get a bit crispy but a pizza pan works fine too.  That’s it., simply cut them into slices/ pieces and eat!   You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Simply reheat and serve. 

I hope you give these a try and have many happy family pizza nights! Oh, and that your Bebes don’t stick their feet in the pizza!



This recipe is can be vegetarian using veggie sausage and dairy-free by using soy or rice cheeses.

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