I feel bad. Really! I don’t often make kid friendly recipes. I don’t have children around the house anymore, so most of the recipes I post appeal to adults.
Well, that has to change, because today I’m going to be an aunt for the first time! Baby Blake will someday be spending time at Aunt Kristi’s house, so I need to clean up my act.
Today’s recipe is still “healthy” for the most part. The only change I would make would be to use whole wheat pizza dough, or at least fresh pizza dough instead of the canned I had in the pantry (leftover from a party).
Otherwise, what a great way to get your kids to eat their broccoli. If you’re a rushed mom, you can findsteam in the bag frozen broccoli to make life even easier. Frozen veggies are always a good choice as long as the only ingredient on the bag is the vegetable. Frozen vegetables retain nutrients because they are picked fresh and frozen immediately.
So, for all those busy mom’s out there, here’s my first kid friendly recipe in at least 8 years (my youngest is 24).
Now that I’m an aunt, if you have some good kid friendly recipes, I’d love to hear from you!
- 1 can diced italian style tomatoes, drained
- 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped into bited sized pieces
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- ½ medium red bell (capsicum) peppers, finely chopped
- 1 can pizza dough
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons basil, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Steam broccoli until just tender.
- Saute onion, pepper and garlic over medium heat in non-stick skillet with olive oil until just tender. If necessary add broth if the pan becomes too dry.
- Add tomatoes, broccoli and herbs. Cook another 5 minutes until all vegetables are tender.
- Roll out canned pizza dough into a rectangle and cut into 4 lengths.
- Top 1/2 of each piece of dough with 1/4 of the filling and 1/2 ounce cheese. Fold dough over the top and light pinch edges together, evening out filling as you go.
- Bake 10 minutes until dough is lightly browned.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and a powerhouse of nutrition. Vitakins C, K, A, folate, fiber, manganese, tryptophan and potassium. Fights bladder, ovarian and prostate cancer. Good for detoxification and stomach health, as well as cardiac and vision health. Wow!
Tomatoes provide a great source of vitamins C, A and K. Not to mention the antioxidant and cancer preventing benefits of Lycopene. Tomatoes support colon and prostate health, as well as good source of potassium and a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, and folate to support a healthy heart.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 9.38g
Total Carbs: 56.57g
Dietary Fiber: 8.62g
Weight Watchers Points 7
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com I am not a licensed nutritionist, nor a medical professional, and do not mean this information as medical or nutrition advice. See your medical professional if you have questions regarding your nutritional needs.
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