Monday, April 15, 2013

Healthier Mini Snack Pizzas

Mini Snack Pizzas are the perfect Do-It-Yourself after school snack for your child! Let your kids make them on their own, or enjoy making them together as a fun parent/child activity. Using 100% Wholewheat English Muffins, low-fat or part skim shredded mozzarella, and lean turkey pepperoni, these mini pizzas prove to be a healthy version of your child's favorite snack. Pizza.

Mini Snack Pizzas are great for kids, but there is nothing saying you cannot eat them yourself either! Lazy afternoon? Bachelor pad meal? Midnight munchies? These have satisfied me on more than one occasion.

Healthier Mini Snack Pizzas
(Makes 2 Do-It-Yourself, after school snacks)

1- Light Multi-Grain or 100% Whole Wheat English Muffin - divided
3 TB Spaghetti sauce, Marinara, or Pizza Sauce - divided
1/3 cup Part skim low fat mozzarella shredded or pulled off of string cheese - divided
Turkey Pepperoni Mini’s

OPTIONAL - Various toppings of liking if you choose - green pepper, onion, olive, etc.

Slice the English Muffin in half, or if pre-sliced, separate.
Toast well in a a toaster or toaster oven. Toasting WELL will prevent sogginess later. 
Spread sauce on the cut side of each English Muffin.
Sprinkle the cheese on the tops of each sauce covered English Muffin
Top with Turkey Pepperoni Minis (Can also use other lean lunch meats like ham)

Place prepared Mini Snack Pizza's back in the toaster oven until cheese melts, or place on a microwave safe place for 10-20 seconds to melt cheese.

Wait 2-3 minutes to eat.

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