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Sneaky Vegie Pizza November 16, 2008

Filed under: For Kids — obsidian @ 1:18 pm
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(My daughter likes to pile everything in the centre it seems)

Most parents are trying to get their kids to eat more veg right? Well actually I’m blessed with a daughter who actually asks for things like brussle sprouts, but I know that for some parents, hiding veg in things is the only way to get it in. So here’s an idea for you.

Instead of tomato paste on a pizza base, you might like to try steaming some vegetables, and mashing/pureeing them and spread that on the pizza bases…. either as is, or mixed with tomato paste……Things like pumpkin, potato, sweet potato work best…. you might be able to sneak some green stuff on there depending on how receptive your kids are. We make a big deal of it – we brew up a “health potion” to put on the pizzas to “make us healthy”, and that’s apparently fun :)  but you may want to put it on a bit more covertly if that’s not going to fly with your kids…You might also be able to get the kids to add peas and corn to the pizza (I personally love corn on pizza)

Don’t forget things like capsicum, mushrooms, onions – they are vegetables!

Another idea is to thinly slice potato, pumpkin or sweet potato, steam until soft, then cool and cut into shapes with cookie cutters and lay those on the pizza. Come on, who wouldn’t want a dinosaur on their pizza?

Pretty much I think if it looks like a pizza, and the kids can decorate it themselves, then it should be a hit… so you can try and sneak some things in there :D

If you make your own pizza bases, you can let your kids make their own pizzas, so you can have your own to your tastes, and they can have theirs

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