Thinking of quick, easy and healthy dinners ideas to satisfy even picky eaters isn’t easy. It helps to have some go to recipes, ready to pull out of the bag when you need them. This healthy pizza is delicious and can be veggie loaded, easy dinner that the whole family can enjoy. Even, the picky eaters!

Juicy tomatoes and fresh sweet peppers give this healthy pizza a lightly sweet bite making it great for younger palates. Picky eater vegetable pizza is a family friendly nutritious recipe that only takes 10 minutes! #babyledweaning #pickyeater #toddlerfood #pizza #familyfood #refinedsugarfree

If you’re struggling to get more vegetables into your little one then this recipe could save the day! It is an EASY way to get children eating more veggies by getting them involved in creating their dinner. I love the fact that pizza is seen as a treat dinner, but this recipe makes it even better by adding in a tonne of veggies too 🙂

Juicy tomatoes and fresh sweet peppers give this healthy pizza a lightly sweet bite making it great for younger palates. Picky eater vegetable pizza is a family friendly nutritious recipe that only takes 10 minutes! #babyledweaning #pickyeater #toddlerfood #pizza #familyfood #refinedsugarfree

Why not make it even more fun by throwing a pizza party and get the whole family involved. Set up a pizza station and put a selection of ingredients into bowls, make it visually appealing and easy for the kids to see the range of things they can choose from. Giving them the control is an excellent way to encourage older children to try new things. For younger babies you can add two toppings that you know they already like and one new one each time. 

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This is a Dunnes Stores recipe and uses ingredients from the Everyday Savers Range. The ingredients are as follows, flour, tinned tomatoes, spinach, kale, peppers, tomatoes, courgette, cheese. Of course, you can add more vegetables depending on your family favourites.

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The tomato pasta sauce for this recipe also contains some hidden veggies, so together with the veggie toppings that the kids choose themselves, it makes this easy diner a super healthy option. When you are thinking about what counts as a portion of vegetables for your little one, or for you, remember that it has to be a full handful. For children with smaller hands this is roughly 40g and for adults 80g.

Juicy tomatoes and fresh sweet peppers give this healthy pizza a lightly sweet bite making it great for younger palates. Picky eater vegetable pizza is a family friendly nutritious recipe that only takes 10 minutes! #babyledweaning #pickyeater #toddlerfood #pizza #familyfood #refinedsugarfree

When it comes to vegetables, the more the better, if you can add more leafy greens to your pizza then all the better, they are abundant in health benefits, helping improve digestive health and to boost and maintain energy levels. If your kids are picky eater or reluctant try to get them to create faces or fun shapes. Doing this will help to ensure kids develop a good relationship with healthy food from early on and give you an easy dinner that everyone can enjoy.

This recipe is sponsored by Dunnes Stores and you can find all of the amazing ingredients in-store! If you make this recipe please do tag me on Instagram #babyledfeeding! I always love seeing your creations.

Aileen xoxoxo

If you are looking for more baby led weaning healthy dinner ideas you should definitely try these ones:

VEGGIE LOADED BURGER WITH CAJUN SAUCE

HEALTHY SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

BABY TURKISH KEBABS

 

Juicy tomatoes and fresh sweet peppers give this healthy pizza a lightly sweet bite making it great for younger palates. Picky eater vegetable pizza is a family friendly nutritious recipe that only takes 10 minutes!  #babyledweaning #pickyeater #toddlerfood #pizza #familyfood #refinedsugarfree

      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 20 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 4

What goes in...

  • For the pizza dough
  • 250ml warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7g fast-acting dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 320g strong white flour
  • For pizza sauce
  • Drizzle rapeseed oil
  • 150g unsalted tomato purée
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 courgette roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tin tomatoes
  • For the pizza toppings
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 handfuls baby leaf spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 packs buffalo mozzarella
  • Sprinkle grated mozzarella

How to make it...

  1. To make the dough, add the warm water and olive oil to a jug then stir in the yeast and maple syrup and whisk until fully combined. Leave aside for about 10 minutes until the yeast activates. It should be frothy on top.
  2. Sieve the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the middle of it. You can also use a food mixer with a dough hook (I like the workout so I do it the harder way).
  3. Slowly add your water and yeast mix and stir it in using your hands, if not using a machine, until the flour and water are fully combined and you are left with a dough.
  4. Turn it out onto a well-floured counter top, cover your hands with flour and knead until soft and springy. This takes a good 10 minutes but it is quite therapeutic and great fun to do with kids.
  5. When you’ve finished kneading, you need to let it prove. Place the dough in a floured bowl covered with a towel or cling film in a warm place for an hour. It should double in size. (While your dough is proving you can make your sauce and get the fillings ready.)
  6. When proved, turn the dough back out onto a floured surface and knead it again, but only for a few moments – you just want to remove the air from it. Cut the dough into 4 parts – 3 for adult pizzas and 1 for the 24 baby bite pizzas.
  7. To make the sauce, place all of the ingredients into frying pan and saute for about 10 minutes until they start to soften. Use a stick blender to blend until super smooth then leave aside to cool.
  8. Preheat the oven to its hottest setting.
  9. Roll each piece of dough out as flat as you can. If you can do this without a rolling pin, I’m super impressed!
  10. Place each one on a baking tray or pizza stone, add a couple of tablespoons of sauce, sprinkle with toppings and place some mozzarella on top.
  11. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until cooked underneath and no longer doughy.

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