May 12

Healthy Pizza Recipe For Kids

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Maybe this sounds familiar…you’re cooking at home A LOT and you’re craving some junk food (like pizza)

Your kids have been asking for it all week, so you give in and order a couple of take-out pizzas.

After devouring the pizzas, everyone in your family (and especially you!) feel stuffed to the brim.

All that dough and cheese and toppings are just weighing you down.

Here’s My “Healthy” Version of Pizza you can make at home with your kids!

If you like these “healthy” versions of Italian-favorites.  Checkout the link below

=> Virtual Cooking Camp for Kids! – Mangia Italiano week (starts June 15) 

Healthy Pizza Recipe Key Parts

  1. Use pita bread or Lavash wrap (at Trader Joe’s) as your base, they are easily available and a lot less calories than traditional pizza dough
  2. Make your own sauce!  It’s easy and takes 2 minutes, all you need is a can of tomatoes, spices and a blender
  3. Use low-fat skim-milk mozzarella cheese (but don’t go crazy!)
  4. With the toppings, choose lean options like veggies (bell peppers, onions, mushrooms) and healthy protein (turkey pepperoni, shredded chicken, turkey sausage)

Recipe

(Makes 4 pizzas)
Ingredients: 
4 Lavash wraps or pita breads
1 24-oz canned tomatoes
1 cup low-fat low-skim mozzarella (freshly grated!)
Extra-virgin olive oil spray
Toppings:  Turkey pepperoni, sliced bell pepper and onions, shredded chicken
Seasonings:  Salt, pepper, oregano, sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400d F.  

In a bowl add the canned tomatoes, 1 tsp salt, pepper, 1 tsp oregano, a pinch of sugar and combine.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.  Optional:  Place sauce in a blender for a few pulses to make it smooth.

On a large baking pan, spray with olive oil and add either 1 large lavash wrap or 2 pita breads.

Add your sauce on top of the lavash wrap and top with cheese and toppings of choice.

Fun combinations:  
Classic Pepperoni:  Add tomato sauce, mozzarella, turkey pepperoni and oregano
BBQ Chicken:  Add low-sugar bbq sauce of choice, mozzarella, shredded chicken and sliced red onion
Buffalo Chicken:  Add tomato sauce, Frank’s red hot sauce, mozzarella, shredded chicken

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned on top.  Continue with more pizza, being sure to only bake one at a time to ensure even cooking.

Before serving, place the pizzas you made first (that have now cooled a bit) in the oven for about 5 minutes to re-heat.

Slice and serve!

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I made these last Saturday and they were SO GOOD.  Plus I could eat the whole pizza and it has the calorie equivalent of 1 slice of regular pizza (or half a slice if it’s from Costco…which has 770 calories per slice!)

Enjoy these pizzas!  If you want to me to make a video, reply to this email with the word: PIZZA

And join our Virtual Cooking Camp if you want your kids to make this dish LIVE with our Chef Teachers.  Signups have been going UP since we launched on May 1st.

1st week of camp is Mangia Italiano on June 15th!

=> Virtual Cooking Camp for Kids! – Mangia Italiano week (starts June 15) 

Get Cooking,
Chef Eric

P.S.  Sorry…no pictures of my pizzas…I forgot to take them!  I guess I’ll have to make them soon.  


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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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