because we home school i may be relieved of the arduous task of making packed school lunches every day but it doesn't mean my kids don't get sandwiches thrown in their general direction most lunch times. i'm lazy and very last-minute and they're just so easy to slap together. however, because our lunches don't need to fit into a lunch box or keep fresh until lunchtime, i really want to start having a more nutritious approach and steer away from the sandwiches.( i've also been trying to make a conscious effort to broaden certain young palettes beyond bread and cookies.../ahem.)
so, these are my (self-imposed) rules:
it must be affordable, quick and easy to prepare, interesting (taste & texture) reasonably nutritious and low in sugar.
week 1: vege pita pizzas
I used extra large, extra thin pita bread(we buy these 5 packs from a local fruit and vege shop for a mere $2 per pack!), smeared it with tomato paste, sprinkled some italian herbs for seasoning, grated some zucchini (so fussy fingers can't pick it off!) and some cheese.
I preheated the pizza stone/plate in the oven, placed them on it so the undersides firmed up while i grilled the cheese on top.
i folded them over, cut them in half and served them warm.
kid rating: 5/5 - begging for more!
...i am certainly no fancy chef - i am all about in-n-out with as little effort as possible. i don't expect to wow any foodies at all, but, by making this a regular post, i hope to keep the Lazy Lunch Lady (ie, me and my sammies) away.