These bite-size pizzas are the perfect lunch for adults and kids alike. They are low-carb (hurray for us!) and a great way to get kids to eat more veggies. The bonus is that they are ready to eat in less than 10 minutes! Seriously!
Eating pizza with the kids can leave any adult full of guilt. Because not only do we eat our own serving but their crusts… yeah, you know what I mean. And soon, the guilt sets in. And we remember that another day went by without eating as many veggies as we meant to eat.
And the kids? Well, veggies are not on the top of their list –much less, they’d trade them in for a pizza!
But not with this incredible recipe. It’s two in one! Everything they love about a pizza: the cheese, the toppings, the crust… and everything we adults want in our kids at meal times: balance of fun food and consumption of veggies.
I know, I know. Zucchinis still have a “green” skin so they might fall into the green food category. I get it. If this is the case, either purchase yellow zucchinis or, simply peel it!
Now it’s white. So this veggie just turned into white foods. Like chicken, potatoes, pasta, rice, bread… yeah, you get it.
What I love about this recipe is that this pizza also requires minimal effort on your part, since it is made with sliced zucchini, pizza, sauce, cheese, and toppings! What did I tell you… easy peasy.
I’m all about easy when it comes to sharing great meals with fresh ingredients with my kids!
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Zucchini Pizza Bites
This recipe can be doubled or tripled for more servings.
- Prep Time: 8-10 mins
- Cook Time: 3 mins
- Total Time: 11-13 mins
- Yield: 2 servings
- 1 large zucchini, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch thick rounds
- 1/4 cup marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup mini pepperonis
- 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
Preheat the oven to broil. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the zucchini slices onto the lined baking sheet in an even layer.
Spread the marinara sauce over the top of each slice. Top with cheese, pepperoni, and black olives.
Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Serving Size: 6-8 pizza bites
- Calories: 151
- Fat: 9.7g
- Carbohydrates: 4.6g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 11.6g