After loading about 10 frozen pizzas into the car on a recent shopping trip, my husband turned to me and asked, “Is it possible we are buying too much pizza?” According to my kids, there is no such thing as too much pizza. As the mother, however, I know there has to be a limit, right? But I do love pizza (yes, even the frozen kind)! To me it isn’t just how it tastes, it’s what it means…no cooking! I have tried recipes for pizza crust before, but in the end, it just seems like a lot of work for what has always been the “easy night”. Pizza and work in the kitchen just don’t seem to go together.
However, because pizza is one of those foods that we can easily make healthier (by using whole-wheat flour, low-fat cheese, and fresh veggies), I decided to search for some unique recipes, and try them out this summer. I told my family that we will try a different kind of pizza every week. Summer is a good time for this since kids have fewer activities in the evening. In fact, we have decided to have a little contest to get everyone involved in the kitchen. Each week one of the kids will make the pizza (or help), and we will judge it, based on taste, appearance, and healthfulness. Hopefully in the process we will find a healthy, easy recipe that will change my idea of “pizza night”. I found some great healthy pizza recipes and I will let the older kids try their own. Although I love “frozen pizza night”, I think the 10 we bought the other day was a clear sign we need to try something new!
Anyone have a great pizza recipe to share? Any other ideas to get kids involved in the kitchen this summer?