Pizza and Toppings
- sliced mozzarella, or grated cheese
- black olives, stoned and sliced into rings
- red and yellow peppers, sliced into fine rings
- chopped ham
- canned tuna, drained and flaked
- canned sweetcorn, drained
- baby mushrooms, sliced
- fresh pineapple or mango, cut into small chunks
If you don’t have a prepared pizza base (see main meals section), you can use muffins, halved and grilled on both sides with some tinned tomato or tomato paste spread to create a base for some of the toppings above.
Kebabs are a great way to introduce a new vegetable. Add bite-sized veggies to chunks of a favourite roast meat (pork is good). Try some roast sweet yellow pepper, a sweet baby tomato and perhaps even a grilled mushroom! With a favourite dip, these can go down a storm.
If you're going to put them on a barbecue or under a hot grill, pre-soak wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes to avoid them burning.
You can use banana, pineapple, firm melon, apple, mango, kiwi fruit, and berries if they’re in season. Use as much colour as possible to make the kebabs look appetising, and if you have a cutter, you can make star or other shapes out of the fruit. Cover the banana pieces with lemon juice before cooking to avoid them going brown and horrible-looking. Skewer the fruit pieces colourfully in bite-sized chunks and heat under a moderate grill.
Serve with ice cream, or with Greek yoghurt with honey or vanilla added. Alternatively, you could dip the fruit pieces into chocolate sauce - perhaps not such a low-calorie dessert or snack but a great way of getting your 5-a-day!
For healthy lunches and snacks, tortillas are a great way of introducing small vegetable portions to the daily diet. Use wholewheat tortillas to add fibre. And let the kids make them up. It gets them used to preparing their own food and deciding what goes into it. Served with salad and chunky chips, tortillas can make a main meal too.
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