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Veggie Pizza Bites

March 31, 2017
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It’s been awhile since I wrote a recipe that’s toddler-friendly.  If you are interested in the last two toddler-friendly recipes I wrote, check out Carrot Yam Bake and Peanut Chocolate Pear.  Today’s recipe is a quick and easy snack that involves a variety of veggies.  Veggie Pizza Bites uses zucchini, mushrooms, and red pepper…all which my daughter love in soup.  Now, I’ll be honest…while this is toddler-friendly, it’s not a guarantee that your toddler will like it right away.  I mean, it is all vegetables and they aren’t fully cooked so that everything is soft and tender.  If your young child is past the texture-hating phase, this will probably go better for you.

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Veggie Pizza Bites Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 zucchini
  • red pepper hummus
  • a handful of button mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper
  1. Slice the zucchini in 0.25 inch thick circles.  Dice the red pepper and mushrooms into small pieces.  Smaller the better, since they will be your toppings.
  2. Toss everything into a boiling pot of water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.  This is to help make the vegetables tender for the toddler.  If this is for older children and adults, you can skip this step.  Drain the vegetables.
  3. Place zucchini circles on a plate.  Spread a small amount of red pepper hummus onto each circle.  Red pepper hummus best imitates tomato sauce in real pizzas, but if color doesn’t matter to you, feel free to use any other flavor of hummus.
  4. Sprinkle the diced veggies on top.  Let cool and enjoy.  You can use any other veggie toppings on your veggie pizza bites, too.  Red pepper and mushrooms just happen to be the ones my daughter loves.

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What vegetable toppings do you love on your veggie pizza bite?  Leave a comment and let me know!

  • nsalama1

    These look fantastic! I wonder if my veggie hating 6 year old will eat them if he thinks it’s pizza? πŸ™‚

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

    • Paula

      Hi Nicole! I say it’s worth a shot! My daughter is two, so it’s a little easier to fool her haha.

  • Superb idea. My LO loves pizza and is ok with most veggies – could be a win-win there:) Thanks for sharing.
    #GlobalBlogging

  • Oh I love it! it looks awesome:) I need to try it #TwinklyTuesday

  • Those are so cute. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS

  • They look amazing! I’ll bookmark these for the next birthday party – even ex-toddlers need to be fooled from time to time … πŸ˜‰
    Happy Fiesta Friday!
    Ginger x

    • Paula

      Thanks, Ginger. I hope they are a hit!

  • What a fab idea and they look amazing. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime πŸŽ‰

  • These are amazing, and look like such fun. My kids just love cheese! We keep our pizzas simple.

  • What a beautifully healthy snack or dinner! We always loved having “snack night” once a week and this would be so perfect!

    Thanks for bringing these by Fiesta Friday!

    Mollie

  • WHat a great idea, these look yummy. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x

  • These look like a great idea! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  • This is amazing! We’re not vegitarian, but these are some super ideas and so easy to make! πŸ˜€
    Thank you so much for sharing, I have pinned it so I have it for later! πŸ˜€
    #TwinklyTuesday

    • Paula

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy these πŸ˜‰

  • These look so good! I’m not sure my daughter would eat them, maybe of we swapped the zucchini for cucumber she might think about it if that would work! #kcacols

    • Paula

      well, that’s an idea! I imagine cucumber veggie pizzas would be crunchy and refreshingly cool. Let me know how that goes for you and your daughter!

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