Some things just go together.
Peanut butter and jelly.
Children and buckets of sand to make sand castles.
A good movie and a bowl of popcorn.
A good book and a comfy corner.
When it comes to finding things that children like to eat, you can’t go wrong with PIZZA.
I remember when my children were young, English Muffin Pizza was a hand’s down favorite and it was so simple to make, they were able to help me with the preparation.
Here is a really HEALTHY version of this family favorite.
CHILD-FRIENDLY VEGGIE-LOADED ENGLISH MUFFIN PIZZA
You will need for each serving: 1 English Muffin, 2 Tb fresh diced tomato, 2 Tb fresh diced green pepper, 1 Tb fresh diced onion, 1 Tb small broccoli florets, 1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese, 1 Tb shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 cookie sheet.
1. Split the muffin and top each half with the veggies and cheeses.
2. Place the muffins on the cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes at 350 degrees, until the cheese is melted and the veggies are soft, but not mushy.
3. Let the muffins cool before serving to young children…be CAREFUL because the veggies under the cheese can be VERY HOT!!!
4. You can add or substitute other veggies or fruits such as sliced mushrooms, diced zucchini, small cauliflower florets, diced pineapple…use your imagination!!!
This is only one of 100 child-friendly healthful recipes you will find in my book, SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING. Saturday was the last day of the half-price sale and giveaway of the collection of craft supplies. The winner is Baxter at http://thebaxterbunny.com/ CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I’m also thrilled that I’ll be interviewed on May 24th at 10am by Lisa Hein, Radio Talk Show Host of Everyday Parenting. Hurray!!!!!
And, last, but certainly not least, tomorrow I will be hosting Max the Dog and Anthony, his partner who are on a 36-day book blog tour. You can check them out at http://www.readwithmax.blogspot.com Please stop by here tomorrow and find out all about Leader Dogs for the Blind and an awesome new children’s book!