Let your kids help too!
We tried the Sprouted Whole Grain Pizza Crust from Trader Joe's today and it was a HIT! I like that the crust is made from whole grain sprouted flour, which is usually easier to digest than regular four, and contains a blend of various whole grains. Pro tip: bake it without toppings for 5 minutes at 400F before topping it and putting it back in the oven. The crust will be a perfect thin crust crispiness. The package has 2 crusts so makes a TON of food!
Top with your favorite sauce and toppings. I love to top it with simple homemade pizza sauce (see below), riced cauliflower and shredded Italian blend cheese on top. No hiding the cauli - your kids will catch on and won’t trust new foods if you’re hiding things! My girls even sprinkle on the riced cauliflower themselves.
For the simple sauce:
Dump the tomato paste into a medium bowl. Slowly add water and mix until you achieve desired consistency - not too thick, but not so thin that it’s watery. Add a drizzle of olive oil if desired, then stir in Italian spices, salt and pepper to taste. This is a very modifiable and inexpensive way to make sauce for 2 pizzas!
Try the Butternut Squash Pizza Crust to make it gluten-free!
Megan and Judy, co-owners of Feeding Littles, bring you helpful info on food, nutrition, picky eating, and feeding young children. Megan McNamee MPH, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Judy Delaware, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist specializing in feeding therapy with children 3 and under in Boulder, Colorado. Megan and Judy are both moms of two and love helping families develop a healthy appetite for all foods!