Getting kids to eat their vegetables is not always easy. Jessica Seinfeld, author of Deceptively Delicious, and Missy Chase Lapine, author of The Sneaky Chef, both recommend hiding vegetables in your children’s food. I have a better idea that doesn’t involve trying to trick your kids. You guessed it: put the veggies on pizza!
The veggie with the worst rap is probably Brussels sprouts. A recent CNN article reported that calling the leafy green vegetable ”hero buttons” helped a mother of four get her children to like them. I don’t think you’ll even have to use a cute name if you put them on pizza, especially a pizza with cheddar cheese and turkey bacon.
This weeks pizza included my homemade pizza sauce. I sprinkled on cheddar cheese, broken up pieces of turkey bacon, sauteed shallot, and about a dozen shredded Brussels sprouts. We eat at least one homemade pizza a week in our house and this one was a winner! Bacon and cheddar always makes for a good pizza. The addition of the Brussels sprouts was even better because we each got a serving of vegetables.