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How to Get Your Picky Toddler to Eat Veggies

Decorating fun!

I don’t know about you, but pizza isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think about baking. It is, however, one of the first things that comes to mind when I think about eating.

I love pizza. Violet loves pizza. Everybody loves pizza, don’t they? I mean, how can you go wrong with bread and cheese?

And so our little family (Uncle Dave and Aunt Christine included – remember them? The folks who can tell whether pudding has been added to a cake mix?) set out to whip up a bunch of pizzas using ready-made pizza dough.

What you need:

As many tubes of ready-made pizza dough as you want pizzas. We bought 4
Pizza sauce. We bought 4 jars of Ragu pizza sauce.
A smorgasbord of ingredients so everyone can specialize their pizza.
Suggestions: Pepperoni, sausage, anchovies, Canadian bacon, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, olives, onions.

You can make mini pizzas with smiley faces using pepperonis for eyes and a red pepper slice for a mouth. Get creative! The little kids love this and so did the adults. It made for a fun pizza party. In fact, I had so much fun I forgot to document most of it with my camera.

Here’s how our pizzas turned out.  So we’re not the best pizza stylists, sure, but they tasted great.

  • Ingredients 1 of 5
    Unroll your dough, spread on some sauce and let your kids decorate.
  • Shapes! 2 of 5
    We talked shapes and made funny pizza faces.
  • Mmmmm… Pizza 3 of 5
    Mmmmm... Pizza
    I mean, seriously! Does that not look like a pro made it?
  • Oven Fresh 4 of 5
    Oven Fresh
    The dough is delicious. Next time I think making mini pizzas will be easier.
  • Eat Your Veggies 5 of 5
    Eat Your Veggies
    A sneaky way to get your kids to eat veggies... Coat them in cheese and tomato sauce.


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