Monday, July 22, 2013

Kid Friendly Recipe: Tortilla Pizza

The kids have a new favorite meal here: tortilla pizzas. It's very kid friendly, healthy, light but filling, and most importantly, super simple (anyone who knows me knows I do not do well in the kitchen!). For comparison, Max said while chewing a huge bite "this is better than Little Caesar's!" Here is how we make ours:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay out tortillas on a baking sheet and put a thin layer of pizza sauce on.

 Your choice of toppings next. For these, some kids wanted pepperoni, others just cheese, but on all of them I put finely chopping peppers and spinach. I put this in with almost every pasta and pizza sauce I use to give it an extra healthy kick and the kids have yet to catch on! Next, put a fine layer of cheese (I used mozzarella or a Colby jack blend is great too).

Then, pop in the oven for 10 mins at the most. This gets the cheese completely melted and the tortilla a perfect crispiness. Now it's time to enjoy!

I have also made an "adult" version of these, skipping the pizza sauce but instead using a bit of olive oil, oregano, and veggies. Cook for the same amount of time as above and it was delish!! I highly recommend these for kids and adults on a hot summer day when you don't want a heavy meal.

Here is a picture of a typical lunch during the weekdays:
 Tortilla pizza (which covers carbs, protein, and veggies with the tortilla, cheese, pepperonis, sauce with peppers and spinach), a helping of mixed veggies, organic broccoli slaw I picked up this weekend at Trader Joe's (the kids called it their "salad" and devoured it), and strawberries. Bellies full of yummy, healthy food means good naps afterward!
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