Silly PBJ Pizza

Recipes  |  July 1, 2020

Let’s be real here: these days we’re all craving novelty. Recently, my son told me he was sick of the same lunch options every day: leftovers from the night before, hummus wrap, or sandwiches. But when you’re dealing with a kid with limited food likes, what can you give them that’s new that you know they will actually eat that’s actually good for them? In an effort to make lunch a little more exciting, I decided to turn the classic PBJ into something more fun for the kids to add whatever toppings they like. We used what we had on-hand, but feel free to use other dried fruit, seeds, or any of the healthy “sprinkles” that appear in our book. This was a big hit, and I’m sure we’ll come back to it again and again.

One serving has more than a third of the protein that a four-to-eight-year-old needs along with 25 percent of the iron and 10 percent of the zinc a child needs daily.

Recipe

Makes 1 flatbread pizza (2 little kid servings)

Ingredients

1 whole grain flatbread
2 tablespoons peanut butter (or sunflower butter)
2 tablespoons strawberry jam
¼ apple, peeled and sliced or chopped
¼ small banana, sliced
2 tablespoons raisins
1-2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Spread peanut butter on the flatbread like sauce on a pizza.
  2. In a bowl, combine jam with 1 tablespoon water and stir until combined. This will make the jam easier to spread.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of jam onto the pizza and then spread it around with the back of the spoon.
  4. Have your child add toppings as desired.
  5. Cut into 4 segments to make pizza slices, and serve!