“Foodie” Fun for Kids: Rice Tortilla Pizza
Encouraging Speech & Creating Yum! Rice Tortilla Pizza
This recipe came from my love of pizza! I discovered these rice tortillas at Trader Joes and fell in love with them. I also enjoy the taste of the fresh tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. It is a healthier version of pizza! You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do and as much as the many others who have tried it do.
Ingredients makes 1 Pizza
- 1 Roman Tomato (or any kind you like) sliced
- 1 rice tortilla
- 2 slices of ham (you can use turkey too if you don’t eat pork, or not include meat at all)
- Cheese (any kind you want that melts well: cheddar seems to be the favorite of little ones)
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper.
- Black olives
- Chopped Basil
Be creative; come up with your own!
Preheat toaster oven for 350 degrees
Parent: Cut up the cheese (if it is not already shredded) and slice the tomato.
Kiddo: Get the rice tortilla out and spread the cheese over the tortilla.
Kiddo: Get the two pieces of ham and tear into small pieces and place it on the tortilla. Put the tortilla with the cheese and ham on it into the oven (with the help of an adult).
Parent: Let it toast for about 5-9 minutes or until the tortilla is browned and cheese is melted. Remove and place on a plate.
Kiddo: Drizzle a little olive oil over the sliced tomatoes, as well as salt and pepper. Measure out in a bowl for your child how much you would like to use in case they are younger and might be tempted to pour a lot.
Kiddo: place the tomatoes onto the pizza, cut it up and enjoy!
You can also make it a vegetarian pizza and remove the ham.
This is a great recipe to use to work on sequencing. You can print out the pictures and talk about each step. Then you can have your child place the pictures in order and tell you how to make the rice tortilla pizza. You can have your child conduct their own cooking show and then show and tell you the steps needed how to make a rice tortilla pizza. This helps with creativity, building confidence and working on their expressive language skills!
Sarah Choueiry’s, provides parents with healthy, nutritious and easy recipes that help improve their child’s language skills, imagination and confidence. Speech Foodie gives ALL children the chance to be creative while bonding with their family.
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This post originally appeared on our March/April 2013 Magazine