Pizza Fridays

Veggie Pizza

The Cadet and G-man both love pizza so we have one almost every Friday.  It is a simple, tasty way to entice them to eat vegetables and to try new foods. G-man likes to help make the dough, and really likes to add the toppings. He joyfully sprinkles cheese on the creation, sneaking a few handfuls for himself.

If we were to order in instead, the sodium content would be prohibitive for Stealthy Dad. One slice of Pizza Hut's Veggie Lover's on Hand-Tossed crust contains 530mg of sodium. Casey's Vegetable Pizza contains 671mg.  A slice of Domino's Hand Tossed: 405mg,  a slice of Papa John's medium Garden Fresh: 500mg.

As prepared in the photo above, each slice (1/8 of the pizza) contains about 180mg sodium. This is what it is made of:
Basic Pizza Dough

Top it with:

8oz unsalted tomato sauce, seasoned with garlic, basil, oregano to taste.

4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/4 cup diced onions (hides well under the cheese)
1 cup sliced red pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms

Bake at 400F for 16-18 minutes. Enjoy, and watch your youngsters eat vegetables!

Try these kid-friendly, vegetable-sneaky variations:

Monster (Spinach) Pizza
Pizza with Mushroom Sauce

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