Fruits can add variety to child's meals. Finding fun food for children can be as simple as taking them to the grocer with you. Selecting fruits that are tasty and chock full of nutrients can be an exciting project.
Getting kids to eat fruit can be simple when we make it fun and entertaining. Since fruit should be a staple in every family's menu, let the kids select which fruits they need to make an exciting and interesting fruit pizza project.
It may surprise you that the fruits they select at the farmer's market. Let the children select what fruits and vegetables they would like for their at home project.
Select interesting or colorful fruits at the grocery store or farmers' market, then turn the children loose making imaginative faces on this guilt free fruit pizza.
Odds are, they'll snack as they construct--and love what they taste.
Opt for fruits in a variety of colors and sizes. Let the children embellish the pizza with festive faces or make other shapes on this colorful and fun pizza.
One ready to bake piecrust
1/2 cup fat free or low fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon 1% milk
Select strawberries for the nose, kiwi fruit or seedless grapes for the eyes, a banana for the mouth. The choices for making shapes are only restricted by their imaginations. The children can choose pineapples, mandarin oranges, or any fruit they prefer.
1. Let the piecrust come to room temperature per the package instructions, then unfold it onto a large baking sheet or pizza pan.
2. Roll up edges of the crust, crimping them ever so slightly so that they'll stay rolled up. Prick the crust gently with a fork in about 20 places (allowing air to escape).
3. Bake the crust in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 9 minutes or until it's slightly browned. Remove from the crust from the oven
4. Whisk together cream cheese ,sugar, and vanilla extract, lemon juice adding just enough milk to make the mix able to spread onto the crust.
*Allow the crust to cool.
*Spread the cream-cheese mixture with a rubber spatula, *Spread to the edge of the crust
Now its time for the children to showcase their skills.
*Allow the children to arrange the fruit onto the cream cheese mixture.
Don't worry if it is not perfect. It is perfectly nutritious and fun.
Kids may like to add sprinkles. Let their creativity go wild.
*Refrigerate the pizza for at least 1 hour *Slice with a sharp knife and serve
The children will be impatient and want to eat the pizza right away. This pizza cream cheese is almost already set. So after cleanup, let the little ones to help you here. They will be anxious to dig into their creation.
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