Healthy kid-friendly recipe: Make your own pizza

pizzasHave some fun while cooking with your children this summer by creating personal pizzas! This kid-approved recipe combines healthy ingredients with your little chef’s favorite toppings for a fun spin on the Friday night staple, all while helping to teach your kids to cook.


  • 4 mini whole-wheat pitas (or English muffins)
  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, pushed through a garlic press
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach
  • ½ pint bocconcini (about 20 balls), halved


  • Heat broiler and line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil; arrange pita halves on sheet, cut side up.
  • In a small bowl, combine ricotta, oregano and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Dividing evenly, spread ricotta mixture on pitas, and top with spinach and bocconcini. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Broil until cheese is melted and starts to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
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