Would you let your kids eat sugar straight from the sugar bowl?
Don’t think so!
But are you paying attention to the amount of sugar hiding in chocolate brownies, cake, donuts, cookies and ice cream?
Swap the Chocolate Brownies with Fruit Pizza
Chocolate Cake= BIG mistake
Fruit Pizza= pants will fit ya
Make a Fruit Pizza!
You will need:
1 prepared thin-crust 12” pizza crust
- Favorite spread: almond or peanut butter, strawberry jelly
- 1 banana, peeled and sliced
- 4 cups assorted fresh fruit, such as pineapple chunks or slices, blueberries, strawberries, honeydew, cantaloupe, pitted cherries, peach slices, etc.
1.Spray 12-inch pizza with nonstick spray.
2.Place crust on pizza pan and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Cool.
3.Spread peanut/ almond butter or jelly over cooled crust.
4.Arrange banana slices and assorted fruit on pizza. Vary colors and shapes to make a design or even a face. Be creative!
5.Cut into 10 wedges. Makes 10 one-slice servings.
The fruit pizza consists of all three sources of nutrition:
carbohydrates, protein and fats (healthy fats).
It’s a healthy and delicious alternative to candy bars, cookies and ice cream.
Pizza Crust: Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy and children and teenagers need more of them because they need energy to allow their bodies to grow and develop.
Fruits: (and vegetables) provide children with important nutrients for growth and learning protect against disease and should be a part of a healthy diet.
Protein and fats:
Peanut or Almond Butter: Nuts are a powerhouse of protein. Protein is one of the essential nutrients in life. It is important not only for growing children but also for maintaining muscles, bones and skin throughout life.
Nuts also contain healthy fats—and high in protein and fiber.