Make Mealtime More Fun: Build Your Own Pizzas

Are you looking to add some fun to your kitchen during meals? Get the whole family involved and make pizzas everyone will love. We’re setting your mealtime up with fun, easy, and tasty tips.  

Get creative

There are so many options when it comes to creating your own pizzas! This is a perfect time to use items that may be sitting in your pantry. You can even use leftovers in the fridge. Get inspired by cuisines around the globe. Build an Asian-influenced pizza with rice and fish or try this Mexican pizza. Kids can even make fun designs on their pizzas. 

Choose your base

Keep in mind that you don’t have to make a homemade dough in order to have a great pizza. You can use anything from whole grain tortillas or veggies like zucchini, eggplants or bell peppers. If you do want to make a dough, try this whole wheat pizza dough.

Sliced zucchini topped with tomato sauce and shredded cheese ready to be cooked in the oven!

Sliced zucchini topped with tomato sauce and shredded cheese ready to be cooked in the oven!

Add your toppings

The options go far beyond the typical cheese pizza. Check to make sure you are using a protein, whole grain, and produce on your pizza. Toppings like chicken, sausage, eggs, beans, and nuts provide a good source of protein. Don’t forget the veggies! Spinach or mushrooms are delicious options. 

Make it sweet

Sweet pizzas are great for a healthy dessert. These can be built on melon, apples, pears, and more. Peanut butter, yogurt, or applesauce can be used as a sauce. Granola, shredded coconut, and cinnamon are yummy and healthy things to sprinkle on top.

Try mini and cold pizzas

Pizzas don’t have to be large. It’s easy to make bite size portions, perfect for snacks. Also remember that pizza doesn’t always have to be hot. Top a cracker with sliced cucumber and a drop of cream cheese for a refreshing snack. But if you are making a hot pizza, don’t forget to preheat the oven! 

Sliced watermelon topped with yogurt and assorted berries and honey.

Enjoy!

Try any of these tips to create healthy pizzas that your whole family will enjoy. You will save time and money, and have a great time.  

Which one of these delicious pizzas are you going to try first?

By Elizabeth Haracz

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