Jeff’s Superfood Pizza for Picky Eaters
Have a kid that does not want to eat yummy, healthy food? Does not even want to try a tiny bite? Today we have a guest post from Olivia Johanson from Every Home Remedy. She’s going to share with us one way she is working through picky eating with her son with this superfood pizza her husband makes.
I hear you, that was my son – it drove me NUTS. It actually killed all the joy I had for cooking and trying out new recipes. Back then we would have killed for Christina’s Zero To Hero Nutrition book. The only healthy things our boy liked were humus, apples and dried seaweed.
Food picky eaters will eat
But then a great thing happened: My husband Jeff decided to create a superfood pizza. And….my boy LOVED it. While it still wasn’t an ideal situation, it eased our mind about the nutrients he was getting. And now, I want to share it with you 🙂
Pizza for picky eaters, hiding veggies
I want to make this clear first: Letting go of anger, frustration and guilt about your kid’s eating behavior, is even more important than trying out methods to have them eat healthy.
With my son, we did everything that was advised to develop a healthy eating pattern, and he still turned out to only eat 10 things in total. Some were healthy, some were not. Also, though he avoided most vegetables like the plague, he was happy, energetic, strong and hardly ever sick. And though we never forced him to eat anything, one day he himself decided he wanted to eat more healthy, and he did. And I feel, that not making a huge drama out of it, was the best thing we could have done.
So whatever you do, don’t focus too much on the negative, just let it go. Experiment a bit with recipes and methods (and I would definitely use Zero to Hero’s recipes), but mostly: relax. Try these de-stressing breathing techniques, if you feel like screaming or pulling your hair out 🙂
I hope your little eater enjoys this recipe. Take it away, Jeff!
Jeff’s Superfood Pizza Recipe
This pizza has a couple of healthy foods hidden in the bottom and the sauce, that will not overpower the traditional Pizza Margarita taste. If you don’t have an ingredient like coconut oil, replace it with something more common. Feel free to add or remove anything to your liking!
I based the pizza on this video. The video also has a recipe in the description.
Great pizza crust for Jeff's Superfood Pizza
- 2 T. linseeds, ground you could sub. flaxseed if you can't find linseed
- 8 walnut halves
- 2/3 C flour
- 1 T. oil
- 1/3 C warm water extra as needed
Pre-heat the oven at 250°C 480°F
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Make a crater in the middle of it and pour in the oil, then pour the warm water over the oil.
Mix with one hand turning it and kneading it as you do. It should feel like play dough.
(If the dough is too dry, add a little bit more warm water. If too wet add a little bit more flour.)
Let it sit aside for 2 min.
Lightly flour a sheet of baking paper.
Then roll your rolling pin over the flour to get some on it too.
Put the dough ball in the middle and roll it out to a thickness of 1/8th of an inch or 2 coins stacked.
With two forks, one in each hand, stab/bounce them all over the pizza bottom (lots of holes). This will prevent the dough from bubbling up.
Put in oven for 5 min.
All purpose flour will stretch out the best, if you want to use other flour it will be a little harder to roll out on the baking paper. Also, if you use more than a ratio of 1:3 of ground seeds or nuts to flour, it will also be a bit harder to roll out. )
You can use any oil you like. Olive oil taste nice. If you use coconut oil add it to hot water and then after it is melted and mixed cool it a bit with colder water until it is warm.
Yummy sauce and toppings for a super healthy pizza
- 1/2 C Tomato Sauce bio with basil is great
- 1 clove Garlic finely grated
- 1/2 Carrot finely grated
- handful Cheese
Mix all these ingredients up well. You may want to add some tyme or dill or oregano.
With a spoon or silicone spatula spread out the sauce as thick or thin as you like.
This is a pizza for the pickiest of eaters, but you could try to sneak in some other finely chopped, sauteed veggies to it, like a bell pepper or courgette.
Add the cheese
Put in oven for for 5 min.
Let cool for 5 min, cut up and eat!!
Which pizza cheese?
With a coarse grater, grate the cheese.
Goat cheese is wonderful on the pizza, Gouda cheese is also great. Slices of mozarella is quite yummy too. It depends on your child’s preference and food tolerance.
Our son loves this pizza, and his friends do too! Now that he is older, and decided to eat more varied, we started making the pizza together 🙂
- Olivia Johanson, Every Home Remedy
Check out Olivia’s blog for tons of great information and tips.
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