Fruits can add variety to kid’s meals. Finding fun food for children can be as easy as bringing them to the grocer with you. Choosing fruits that are tasty and chock full of nutrients can be an exciting project.
Getting kids to consume fruit can be simple when we make it fun and entertaining. Since fruit should be a staple in every family’s menu, let the kids choose what fruits they need to prepare a festive and interesting fruit pizza project.
It may surprise you that the fruits they choose at the farmer’s market.
Let the children choose the fruits and vegetables they want for their at
Select fun or colorful fruits at the grocery store or farmers’ market,
then turn the children loose making creative faces on this delicious fruit pizza.
Chances are, they’ll snack as they create–and enjoy what they taste.
Choose fruits in an assortment of colors and sizes. Let the children embellish the
pizza with imaginative faces or design other shapes on this colorful and fun pizza.
Ready to bake piecrust
1/2 cup fat free or reduced fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon 1% milk
Select strawberries for the nose, kiwi fruit or seedless grapes for the eyes,
a banana for the mouth. The choices for making shapes are only restricted by their
imaginations. The children can select pineapples, mandarin oranges, or any fruit they desire.
1. Let the piecrust come to room temperature per the package instructions,
then unfold it onto a large cookie sheet or pizza pan.
2. Roll up edges of the crust, crimping them slightly so that they’ll remain
rolled up. Poke the crust gently with a fork in about 20 places (allowing air to escape).
3. Bake the crust in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 9 minutes or
until it’s slightly browned.
Remove from the crust from the oven
4. Whisk together cream cheese ,sugar, and vanilla extract, lemon juice adding
just enough milk to make the mix able to spread onto the crust.
*Allow the crust to cool.
*Spread the cream-cheese mixture with a rubber spatula,
*Spread to the edge of the crust
Now its time for the children to showcase their skills.
*Allow the children to arrange the fruit onto the cream cheese mixture.
Don’t worry if it is not perfect. It is perfectly nutritious and fun.
Children may want to add sprinkles. Let their imaginations run wild.
*Refrigerate the pizza for at least 1 hour
*Cut with a sharp knife and serve
The children will be impatient and want to devour the pizza right away.
The pizza cream cheese is basically already set. So when you’re done cleaning up, let the children to help you here. They will be anxious to dig into their masterpiece.
By: Christine Steendahl
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