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Spring Into Wellness: Flatout Mini Veggie Pizzas

May 7, 2012

We’re back with another week of Spring Into Wellness recipes and advice. Today our health expert Beth Aldrich is bringing us an amazing idea for getting your kids to eat more veggies. Bon appetit!

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What’s a mom to do? We know how important veggies (and fruits) are for our kids, but sometimes they just won’t eat them. If they only knew how much the antioxidants and vitamins helped them fight off disease, heal and grow, maybe then they’d munch on the green stuff a little more?!

HMM, probably not! That’s the stuff moms need to know, and that’s where the challenge comes in.

We need to find clever, fun and even inventive new ways for kids to crave those veggies. One way is to combine the veggies with something versus just plopping them on the plate, all lonely and green-like with no cheese, sauce or seasoning in sight. I remember growing up, my mom would boil every vegetable to an unrecognizable beige color and then expect us kids to lap it up like it was chocolate.

“I don’t think so,” I would think, as I tossed the veggies under the table to the dog, who was standing close by for any stray food that happened to fall his way. Times have changed and now I can toss back Brussels sprouts with the best of ’em – as for the dog, it’s kibble for him! Lucky for today’s moms, we have easy peasy Flatout Foldits to come to the rescue. With just a few simple ingredients we can – correction, our kids can – whip up a tasty veggie-filled meal in seconds.

You heard me right mamas: kids WILL eat their veggies when they’re on pizza. Just ask my son (who is demonstrating the ease of it all in the video below). With mom’s help with the hot toaster oven, kids will don the chefs hat and you’ll be sipping Arnold Palmers in the easy chair.

Watch this clip of Logan making his own pizza creation!

Flatout Mini Veggie Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • Flatout Hungry Girl Foldit in 100% Whole Wheat with Flax
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil, sprinkled with oregano flakes
  • 1 Tbsp of pre-cooked chicken or nitrate-free pepperoni (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp of steamed (mom can do this) veggies, such as asparagus or broccoli
  • 1 Tbsp raw tomatoes, sliced
  • 1-2 Tbsp of mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Cut Flatout Foldit in half to make two mini pizza “crusts.” Take each half of the flatbread and brush on olive oil mixture. Top with steamed veggies and (optional) meat. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of each mini pizza.

Toast in the toaster oven until cheese melts.

Remove from the oven and let cool for a bit. Enjoy warm for lunch or dinner or as an after school snack.

The best part about this recipe is that you can mix and match all of the toppings. Enjoy!

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We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • What ingredients would you be sure to include on your Flatout mini veggie pizza?
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