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Fun Fruit Pizzas for Kids

March 16, 2009 | Posted by admin

Are you looking for homemade crafts to do with youngsters to break up the day?  What better way to be creative then to make a pizza together.  Fruit pizzas are a fantastic way to involve your child in making lunch or a dessert for dinner.  It is also a great nutrition teaching moment.  Making pizza does not have to be a difficult chore.  The following fruit pizza ideas are very simple and can involve even your youngest toddler.

PIZZA BASE IDEAS

Frozen Bread Dough Crust:
For the pizza crust use an 8 oz package of frozen bread dough; thawed.  Pat the dough on the bottom of a deep dish pizza pan.  Let stand 15 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool and top with cream cheese and fresh or dried fruit.

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Jell-o Crust:
1 package fruit flavored Jell-o

Prepare Jell-o according to package directions.  Spray a deep dish pizza pan with cooking spray.  Pour Jell-o mixture into pizza pan.  Place pan in refrigerator and chill until firm; approximately 3 hours.  Top with cream cheese or Cool Whip and fresh fruit.

Fast Pizza Crust:
Bagels (1/2 per person)

Toast bagel and top with cream cheese and fresh or dried fruit.

SAUCE (replacement ideas):

Low or non-fat cream cheese
Low or non-fat Cool Whip
1-2 Tbsp FruitFast Liquid Fruit Supplement (your choice)

Combine the cream cheese or Cool Whip with the FruitFast Liquid Fruit Supplement.  Add the Liquid Fruit Supplement a little at a time, stirring to incorporate.  Maintain a spreading consistency without allowing the mixture to become too thin.  Spread over your pizza base choice.

TOPPINGS
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Fruit of your choice (sliced apples, nectarines, peaches, kiwi, pineapple, mango)
Bananas, sliced
Strawberries, sliced
Raspberries (red and or black)
Blueberries
Almonds, slivered
Nuts, (walnuts, pecans) chopped
Brownwood Acres Dried Wild Blueberries
Brownwood Acres Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries
Dark Chocolate Chips

Top your pizza with combination of fruit, nuts, and chocolate.  Let your child choose their favorite combinations.
An added fun activity is to shop for ingredients together.  Make a list of what ingredients you want on your pizza then involve your child in finding the items in the grocery store.

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