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