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Tropical Pizza Fingers

Get your children in the kitchen having a blast this weekend, you can even feed friends and the family by taking the recipe up a notch!

Pizza making is a fabulous activity for getting children in the kitchen and educating them about a variety of vegetables. It teaches children the importance of healthy food in our daily lives… and most importantly it’s pizza. What’s not to love!

Creating pizza in your own home is a great way for children to understand nutritional values and implications of fast food alternatives, but also a great bonding activity for parents too.

Ingredients:

  • 2 French Sticks, halved lengthways
  • 400 mL tomato pasta sauce
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 green capsicums, seeded and diced
  • 300 g chopped lean ham
  • 2 x 440 g can pineapple pieces, drained
  • 200 g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 200 g cheddar cheese, grated

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Stand the French stick cut side up on a paper-lined baking tray. Spread tomato pasta sauce on bread halves. Top with ingredients, sprinkling the cheese last. Bake in oven for 15 mins or until heated through. Cut each pizza into 4 fingers. Makes 16.

Variation:

Substitute a Foccacia slab, split horizontally, for the French stick. English muffins may be used as the base.

Recipe © State of Western Australia, 2012.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District