Recipe: Tortilla Pizza!
Did you know that your kids are more likely to gain weight during the summer than while they’re in school?
Help your kids maintain a healthy weight this summer by keeping them active and trying some new low-calorie, kid-friendly recipes. This one provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!
12 small corn or flour tortillas
1 16-oz. can refried beans
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 oz. canned green chili peppers, diced (optional)
6 tbsp. red taco sauce
3 cups chopped vegetables, such as broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Brush one side of each of two tortillas with water. Press the wet sides of the tortillas together to form a thick crust for the pizza. Brush the outside of the tortillas with a small amount of vegetable oil. Evenly brown both sides in a heated frying pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Set aside.
Heat refried beans, chopped onion, and half of the diced chili peppers together in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture on each tortilla pizza. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon taco sauce, then top with 1/2 cup chopped vegetables, 1 teaspoon of diced chili peppers if desired, and 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese for each pizza.
Return to frying pan and heat until cheese melts. Serve immediately.
Makes a Healthy Treat for 6
Each serving contains 270 calories, 7 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, and 42 g carbohydrates. Try different sauces and toppings your children like and that you approve as healthy options. It’s more fun when it’s their choice and they’ll learn about making healthy choices for life. Try it!