Kiddy Kuisine

I have my grandkids with me for the next two weeks. At two and four years old, they are more than a handful, especially for someone who is used to a quiet writer’s life in the country. Feeding them is also a challenge. More than anything, I want them to develop a lifelong preference for healthy foods. That means lots of fruits and vegetables and a minimum of sweets.

Reinforcing healthy choices in tandem with  food preferences that change on an almost daily basis requires a large amount of creativity.  But there are a few things they will both eat and enjoy without fail: spaghetti, macaroni & cheese and …. PIZZA!

Here is a quick recipe for “Pita Pizza.” The base, made from ready-made pita pockets, is crispy and easy for little hands to hold. I enlist their help in building the pizzas so they can choose what vegetables they want. They watch the pizzas cook through the glass window in the oven and jump for joy when we remove them and watch them cool before eating.


Pita Pizzas


6 pita pockets
4 tbs olive oil
1 cup spaghetti sauce
3 cups chopped vegetables (mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach, onions….)
2 cups shredded cheese (3 cheese mix is good)


BRUSH pita breads with olive oil
BRUSH spaghetti sauce on top of olive oil
SPREAD vegetable mixture on each pita
TOP with shredded cheese
PUT pizzas on a baking sheet
BAKE @350 for about 20 minutes (until cheese melts)
CUT into small slices for little kids
SERVE whole to big  people


1 Comment

  1. 25 June 2012 at 3:53 pm

    yum, pita pizza!! that sounds like a great idea to easily make pizza! looks delicious. come check out our blog

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