Monday, December 28, 2009

P-P-P-Pizza Face Tortilla Pizza

Had fun with my pal's whippersnappers this weekend. We made lunch. It was both weight loss surgery and kid friendly.

Healthy Dinner Recipes
Shelly's Pizza Face Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped with Havarti Cheese, Green Onions, mini Pepperoni Slices, Red Bell Pepper, a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese and Italian Seasonings.

A little former teacher hint: children will eat anything thing they have a hand in preparing. I had kids eating all sorts of things they made in my class and Mom's saying, "OMG she would never eat that if I gave it to her." It really was just because they took part in the process. Have the kids help brainstorm and prep the different toppings (use that new vocabulary: dice, saute, grate), design their own creative masterpiece then slice them up for a fraction lesson.

Low Carb Family Friendly Dinners Recipes
Great Pizza Face Toppings: cheeses, fresh tomato slices, sliced mushrooms, cubed ham, pineapple chunks, bell pepper slices, green onion segments, corn, peas, black & green olive slices, grilled zucchini, spinach leaves, pepperoni slices, crumbled cooked beef, tomato sauce.

How To's: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I put 1 drop literally of olive oil on the cookie sheet and spread it around. Place tortilla on cookie sheet. Spread the sauce on the tortilla (pesto, marinara, alfredo, bruschetta sauce, BBQ sauce, hummus, ricotta cheese, (peanut butter or ricotta for dessert pizzas ), whatever.) Put a slice of cheese on top of the sauce and then I add any combination of toppings or leftovers I can find bumping around the fridge. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan if desired. Pop in oven. 10 minutes exactly. Have the oven hot before you do the toppings **Do not let them sit. Pop them in the oven right away.

More Eggface Tortilla Pizzas


3 comments:

Di said...

Tortilla pizzas rock! Easy, cost-effective and so darn tasty! My kids can make a pizza out of anything....including a PB&J tortilla pizza! lol

How's your weather? Finally....snow in IN!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Di, Mmmm smart snappers. Love PBJ pizzas. I use the Cinnamon or French Toast flavored Flatout brand when I can find 'em for the sweet ones. Soooo good.

Weather is gloomy/cloudy (kind of fits my mood lately) Mid 60's high. Drops to 30's low.

The kids must be loving the snow... us old farts that have to shovel & drive in it not so much ;)

Be safe. Stay warm!
~Shelly

Stephanie said...

You are absolutely right about kids needing to help with the preparation. People who think kids wouldn't eat veggies have probably never invited their children to chop them up or even to pick them out at the grocery store.
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