Simple Yummy Pizza – Cooking with Kids!
I am always looking for ways to get my kiddies to eat nutritious food. Mostly, they are pretty good eaters but at times it can be a struggle to get a variety of vegetables into them. A couple of years ago we started to make all of our own soups and sauces from scratch mainly to sneak extra vegetables in to our children’s diet but also to reduce the salt and sugar intake of our family and reduce the amount of food waste. I always find that when Doodles and Oodles are involved in cooking or even menu planning they are more likely to eat what is given to them. They don’t get a choice at meal times but I like to involve them when I am planning our menu for the week. They both love to help in the kitchen and like so many kids they love pizza. This is a really easy and healthy pizza recipe and perfect for making with your kids.
- 200g self raising flour
- 100ml milk
- 50ml olive oil
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 peppers
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 500g pasata
- sweet corn
- grated cheese
- anything your children like to eat!
- sieve flour into a bowl
- add milk and oil
- mix together
- tip onto counter-top and knead until smooth dough
- (alternatively, place all ingredients in food processor and mix with dough making attachment)
- place in fridge for 1-2 hrs
- roughly chop tomatoes, peppers and onions (D helped with some of this, I sliced the peppers and he cut them into smaller pieces.
- fry in a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes
- add garlic and pasata
- leave to simmer for 5 minutes
- blitz in food processor until smooth
- sprinkle a little flour on the counter-top
- split dough into 2 or 4 depending on what size pizzas you want
- roll out the dough into a circular shape – quite thin
- spread sauce across the dough
- sprinkle vegetables of choice across the pizza – we used sweet corn
- cover with a layer of grated cheese
- cook in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-15mins until golden brown
- Slice and enjoy! Yummy!
Cooking with children is so much fun! It’s a great way to spend time together, it encourages development of numeracy skills (measuring/weighing), lots of opportunities for creativity, promotes healthy eating.