Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Little Pizza Man!

It is so hard to think of what to feed your kids for lunch.. . .especially in the summer time when they are all home. Today we had pizza. Sounds hard, but it is sooo easy.

  1. Take a flour or corn tortilla and spread about 1 T. jarred spaghetti sauce on the bottom.
  2. Put some type of shredded cheese on top. We used the Kirkland brand shredded Mexican cheese. My friend Cristy introduced me to this, and I have had a bag in my fridge ever since then. (Note: not the same bag.)
  3. Add olives to make a cute face. I used the ends of the olives for the nose, and a slice of red bell pepper for the mouth. Use what you have on hand.
  4. Bake on 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.

Serve with the rest of the olives from the can, and some kind of fruit. My girls ate the whole can of olives! Don't worry, olives are good for them. Olives have lots of monounsaturated fats in them. Olive oil reduces the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the good cholesterol (HDL). It also has anti-inflammatory effects. One study found that 1/4 C of olive oil a day helped reduce your risk of cancer.

Here are some other combination to try when making little pizzas.

  • Whole wheat English muffin, mozzarella cheese, spaghetti sauce. Add fresh broccoli for hair on top of your little guy.
  • Corn tortilla, salsa, and cheese. If your kids like spicy, add jarred jalapeno peppers for the eyes and nose.
  • Whole wheat bread, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella cheese. If you have leftover spaghetti noodles, make this his curly hair on top.
Don't forget to use your pizza cutter to cut the mini pizza in quarters. This makes it really easy to pick up.


  1. Lisa, You are so awesome - This is so great thanks for sharing it with me. i am excited to follow your recipes. Your energy never ceases to amaze me. Oh I don't use my hotmail account anymore just gmail. love you Deb

  2. I am back. I deleted my blogroll and and slowly recovering everything. You need to send me your family blog too. hope all si well .xo

  3. I've eaten those before!!!!
    or D-Man or billy-Bob...