Sep 28, 2015

Kid Friendly Healthy Pizza Recipes - sponsored post

Dinner is never easy at our home. With three young children, making everyone happy with one meal is often a challenge. But pizza is always a winner at our home. Making it healthy though, is a tricky task. So when Fresh Baby reached out and asked us to create this sponsored post featuring a kid friendly and healthy pizza recipe we were happy to participate.

The Task: Create a healthy pizza that is kid friendly and easy to make

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Ingredients for our Kid Friendly Pizza:

Well, if you know me, dinner is usually made from whatever we have in our fridge. For our pizza we used: 
Whole Wheat Dough - made from scratch
I love our bread maker, it has saved us a ton of money so far and makes wonderful loaves of bread. It also makes dough, which we used for this recipe. The best part about it is that we got to tweak the recipe to fit our needs. Remember when you sub in whole wheat you will want to add gluten (if you can) to help the dough rise properly).
Whole Wheat Dough Recipe coming soon
Sweet and Sour Sauce - leftover from a family party
Mozzarella Cheese - a staple in our home
Meatballs - leftover from the party
Red and Green peppers - also leftover


1. Heat the oven to 450-500°F 

2. Roll out the dough: You can cook your pizza on parchment, a baking stone (use cornmeal or flour to keep it from sticking) or a baking sheet (use oil to keep it from sticking).  Use your hands or a rolling pin to flatten the dough until it is 1/4-inch thick or less.  If the dough shrinks back, let it rest for a few minutes and then roll it out again.
3. Top the pizza: Use a spoon to dab and spread a few tablespoons of sauce onto the pizza. Then sprinkle on your cheese, then add your other toppings.  Be sure not to overload the pizza as it will not cook properly.  

4. Bake at 450-500°F for about 15 minutes

5. After the pizza is fully cooked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes.  This will allow the pizza and cheese to set a bit for easier cutting.  Slice the pizza, serve and enjoy! 

One of the biggest factors in our success with this meal was the involvement of the children.  Rosa and Carlyn had so much fun adding the ingredients to make the pizza dough, spreading it out on the pan and adding the toppings.  They also were involved in selection of the toppings.  Helping to make the pizza creates a sense of ownership and pride.  The girls couldn't wait to try a slice of pizza they had made.  They were also very happy that we (daddy and I) enjoyed it too. 

More Recipe Ideas for FREE

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More Healthy Pizza Recipes:
Add Flax Seed to your pizza
Incredible Bean Pizza
Make a Hawaiian Pizza
Add Avocados to Your Pizza

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I do have to say, hubby and I were not so thrilled about the sweet and sour sauce on the pizza.  It was okay, but I think it would have been much better with traditional pizza sauce or alfredo.  It was still an great pizza overall.  

This post was sponsored by Fresh Baby.  All opinions are my own.  Your experience may differ.  

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