Monday, October 1, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen - Link Up #34 - (semi) Homemade Pizza

Linking with my girl Carrie @YoungLivingOilLady - to bring you this recipe link up each week - Kids in the Kitchen - is all about encouraging families to cook and eat together.

We hope you'll spend some time in the kitchen with the family this week. Food cooked with love is healthier  -  people who eat it are happier.

We encourage you to use REAL food - colorful is good. Fresh is best - but treats are good too.

Kids in the Kitchen is part of our homeschool curriculum. The boys are learning to plan and create nutritious meals - budget shopping for the family - kitchen safety and more.

This week at our house: 

Pizza night 

My plan was to grind spelt berries - add ground flax seed - use coconut oil and make homemade pizza dough that would knock your socks off. Uh, that didn't happen. Fortunately, Publix (and plenty of other grocery stores) carry some pretty decent pre-made pizza dough. It's not so "good for you" but it is good. Sometimes a Mama's gotta do what a Mamma's gotta do. 

And, sometimes Daddy's get to help too. Daddy has a few great cooking techniques up his sleeve. 

Make pizza night healthier in other ways too - add fresh veggies for toppings, less fat cheese, fresh herbs and organic sauce or even homemade sauce from organic ingredients. We didn't have any of that stuff. I did ask the boys for their ideas on how to make this a healthier meal - so it was a lesson in "what not to do".  It was a straight up - junk food night at the Becton's. We may even top it off with ice cream! 

Maybe we should eat some carrots first . . . . 
How do you make pizza night healthier? Any tips?

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