From promoting creative flare, to helping keep toddlers entertained, to rousing enthusiasm towards food and eating, cooking with toddlers and pre-school children is a great activity with multiple benefits.
If you want to get cooking with your little one but are unsure what to cook or want some new recipe ideas, then read the following recipe for healthy pizza for kids that both yourself and your child will enjoy making and eating!
All you will need to make this delicious and simple to make pizza is ¾ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, 4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese, 4 whole wheat naan breads and ¼ cup of pesto.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
In a small bowl get your child to stir together the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese whilst you cut each of the naan breads at an angle.
Flip one half of each of the naan bread over and then place the cut sides next to each to form a heart shape.
Now for the fun part! Ask your child to spread the heart shaped naan breads with basil pesto and then arrange them on the baking sheet.
Now for another fun bit! – Get your child to generously – but not too generously – to sprinkle each of the ‘hearts’ with the cheese mixture.
Place them in the oven and bake for ten minutes until your Two-Cheese Pesto Pizza is golden brown.
And there you have it, a delicious, healthy snack that you and your child have had fun co-creating!