Whole Wheat Pita Pizzas

Whole Wheat Pita Pizzas

This was our feature recipe for a free kids cooking class as part of Healthy Kids Day 2015. A favorite for many children and parents love the fresh ingredients, reduced fat and bumped up fibre of this pizza recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 Whole wheat small pita breads
  • 2 red onions diced
  • 1 red yellow, and green pepper diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes diced
  • 2.5 cups of shredded partly skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups washed spinach
  • 1.5 cups of low sodium pizza sauce or tomato sauce

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350o
  • Place peppers and tomato in a colander; rinse and scrub vegetables to clean with cool water. Once peppers and tomato are cleaned; place spinach in colander. Rinse spinach with cool water. Dry spinach using a clean tea-towel.
  • Using cutting board and knife dice onion, peppers, and tomato. Once done chopping the vegetables place dirty knives beside the sink. Place chopped vegetable into separate bowls.
  • Shred cheese onto plate using cheese grater.
  • Place whole wheat pita bread on baking sheet.
  • Top each pita bread with 1-2 Tbsp sauce and a handful of each of the vegetables. Be creative and make a design. Remember the more color you have on your pizza the more fibre and nutrients your pita pizza will have.
  • Top each pita with cheese (~1/4 cup)
  • Bake in pre-heated oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt
  • Using oven mitts carefully remove pita pizza from baking sheet to a plate.
  • Once the pita pizzas are slightly cooled cut each pita pizza into 4 and enjoy!

Notes

We chose to make our own pizza sauce using plain tomato sauce with saute onion and a teaspoon each of oregano and thyme for flavour. This reduces a lot of sodium from prepared sauces. A versatile recipe to add or replace vegetables of your choice.