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I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.  Kids love pizza.

K is no different, and like many other kids, it’s also a struggle to get him to eat veggies.  So tonight, while making one of his mini pizzas, I decided to take the opportunity to throw on a new veggie.  It was a success!

K’s mini pizzas consist of one small 6 in tortilla (like for soft tacos), a tablespoon of pizza sauce, diced pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.  I microwave them for about 15 seconds, or put the assembled pizza in a skillet for a minute or two for a crispier texture.  Once they are warm and the cheese has melted a bit, I roll them up, and he GOBBLES them down.  I’ve even started sending one to day care 1-2 times per week.

So I started wondering if this might be a way to introduce him to some new veggies.  I can experiment with different ones, and as he gets used to them and realizes they aren’t evil, perhaps he’ll even eat them when they are NOT in pizza form.

Tonight’s experiment…BLACK OLIVES.

The verdict is in…delicious!  I give these an A for our crew!  Quick, easy, and he ate every bite!  I’d like to try to sprinkle on bell peppers and fresh tomato soon.  Any other pizza veggie topping ideas?  Anyone else suddenly craving pizza?

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