Did you know that many vegetables have nutrients that boost immunity, and can even keep illnesses like the common cold and flu at bay? We all know when one of the kids get sick, it’s not long until the whole family follows, so immunity boosting properties are just one more reason to pack in the veggies.
One of the great things about this recipe is that kids love picking their own pizza toppings and helping to decorate pizzas! Making dinner interactive is a great way to encourage your child to eat the final result. This recipe is very versatile, and veggies can be changed depending on different preferences and whatever is in season.
What you’ll need:
1 pizza base OR 1 amount pizza dough (store bought or homemade)
100g chopped tomatoes
1 beetroot, sliced thinly
100g purple cabbage sliced thinly
100g broccoli florets
1 yellow capsicum sliced thinly
1 orange capsicum sliced thinly
1 red capsicum sliced thinly
100g shredded mozzarella cheese
1-tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
How to do it:
Preheat oven to 260c or 240c fan forced
Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Blanche broccoli and beets for 2 minutes. Remove veggies from the water with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Press dough into a roughly 30-cm round circle, brushing crust with olive oil.
Use veggies to make a rainbow design, start by spreading half the chopped tomatoes in the centre of the pizza. Then, arrange beetroot slices in a circle around them. Next, create a circle of cabbage, followed by broccoli, yellow capsicum, orange capsicum, and finally, red capsicum.
Add salt over the veggies and sprinkle shredded cheese over the whole pizza.
Bake in oven 10-15 minutes or until the base is golden brown. Cool, slice and serve warm.
A pre-made store bought pizza base can reduce prep time – try to pick up a whole meal or whole grain base for an extra nutritional punch.
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