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Pita Pizzas

Serves 5 kid size pizzas                                 

Classification:  GREEN

Base ingredients:

wholemeal pita breads  5

crushed tomatoes, passata or tomato paste (no added salt)        4 tablespoons

mixed herbs (dried or fresh – parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme)               4 teaspoons

 

Topping Ingredients - pick a combination of:

Capsicum, thinly sliced         

Mushrooms, thinly sliced

Chopped spinach or English spinach leaves

Pineapple pieces canned in juice, drained

Heart smart mince

Chicken breast no skin

Reduced fat cheese, shredded or grated (mozzarella or pizza mix)


Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 °C. Wash & chop all vegetables and herbs. Set aside for assembly time

2. If you have mince or chicken, pre-cook in a fry pan and add your sauces or herbs when done.

3. Lay out pita bread on oven trays and spread a thin layer of your choice of tomato (crushed, passatta or paste)

4. Chop herbs and sprinkle over tomato covered pitas

5. Let the kids add their favourite toppings. Finish off with a light sprinkle of cheese and pop in the oven until cheese is melted

6. Cut into quarters and serve

 

Variations

Any flat bread can be used for homemade pizzas. Alternatives include lavash bread, pita bread, Turkish bread, bread rolls, or even English Muffins. Choose wholemeal or wholegrain varieties for a healthier choice.

You can use dried mixed herbs instead of fresh herbs.

Other good topping combinations include:

Chicken, satay sauce, baby spinach and reduced fat cheese

Capsicum, lean lamb mince, baby spinach, fresh tomato and reduced fat feta cheese

Chicken, avocado and reduced fat cheese