Mini Pizzas – Healthy Lunch Idea for Kids
This is a healthy school lunch idea that everyone can enjoy and help prepare. Mini pizzas for kids are fun and easy to make, quick to cook, and kids will enjoy them as a healthy lunch or snack idea.
Healthy, delicious and simple to make, these mini pizzas can be made with some common everyday ingredients you may already have in your home.
Pizza dough is NOT required – see how simple and quick this lunch idea is to make for kids below.
What You Need For This Lunch Idea:
- English Muffins (pre-sliced-Whole Wheat preferred if available due to the additional health benefits)
- Store Bought Tomato Sauce for Pizza
- Pepperoni (Turkey Pepperoni is Great & Healthy)
- Mozzarella Cheese (already grated)
- Baking Sheet
- Popsicle Sticks
- Ready to Serve Cut up Veggies (carrots, celery, and cucumber-all three, or just one or two kinds.)
- Ranch Dressing
Split the English muffins in half. Give each child two halves (one whole English muffin).
Place one spoonful of tomato sauce on each English muffin half for each child. You could get the children involved by allowing them to spread the sauce with the popsicle sticks provided.
Give each preschool child 5 – 6 pieces of whatever type of pepperoni you have chosen to use and allow them to arrange them however they like on top of the sauce.
Next, give each child a handful of mozzarella cheese that they can sprinkle on each English muffin halve.
Mozzarella cheese is a healthy choice because it has less fat and is delicious for pizza.
Put the English muffin mini pizzas on a baking sheet and place them in a preheated 350ºF oven until the mozzarella cheese is melted and just starting to turn golden.
While the pizzas are cooking you can sing some of the preschool children’s favorite songs and read a book or two, being aware of how the pizzas are doing at all times though.
When they are ready, with oven mitts, take out the pizzas and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes. Then place the pizzas on plates for the children with some ready to eat cut up veggies and ranch dressing for dipping.
This simple, healthy mini pizza lunch idea is great served with milk or juice.
We hope you and your children will enjoy these fun, simple and nutritious mini pizza lunch ideas.