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.
Veggie Pizza Bites Recipe
- 1 zucchini
- red pepper hummus
- a handful of button mushrooms
- 1 red pepper
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
What vegetable toppings do you love on your veggie pizza bite? Leave a comment and let me know!