Kid’s Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Veggies is awesome! Why? Because when children help, they will eat their veggies – honest! Plus this crust happens to be a yummy yeasty grilled marvel of deliciousness. And guess what? It’s gluten free and you’d never know it. 🙂
Kid’s Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Veggies
I’ve been gluten free for about 4 months now. Also no refined sugar and no processed foods (that’s a toughy!). All to reduce inflammation. And guess what? It worked! The pain in all my joints is 99% gone. I feel better all over. I think better. I’m emotionally happier (because I feel better!). So when posting new recipes I try and incorporate my new diet, however, I won’t always do it because I know everyone has their own likes and dislikes. I’m also a Vegetarian however slowly converting to Vegan. Found out recently I’m allergic to cow and goat’s milk, chocolate (that one hurts!), potatoes (sweet and white), carrots, mushrooms, oats and bananas. Oh my! So by now you’re thinking…what in the world DOES she eat?
I can eat this pizza! Woo hoo! I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix. I followed the package directions and it turned out fabulous! (If Vegan use the egg substitute of your choice). I added a couple of dashes of Italian herbs to give the crust a savory flavor. The dough is sticky so you have to put it between wax paper when rolling and shaping. Then you flip the dough off the wax paper onto a greased grill. I used my little indoor electric grill and it worked great! I love the grill marks on the crust.
Enter the kiddos.
Adults should prepare and cook the crust, but the kids get to pick their favorite veggies! I suggest a varied assortment of vegetables with lots of color. You could even make it a game – who can pick the most colors that match their favorite Crayons? There are so many creative ways to have children learn to love their veggies!
Once the crust is done, keep the grill hot and toss on the veggies.
Of course you don’t want your children too close to the grill, but they can watch (from a safe distance) while their favorite veggies turn that beautiful grilled color. I always wanted to help cook as a child. I remember the first official cooking process I was allowed to become a part of – peeling carrots. It made me happy and kept me from continuing to pester my Mom. I know I drove her nuts always asking to help.
Red Pepper hummus is “the sauce”.
On this grilled flatbread pizza I decided to use Roasted Red Pepper Hummus as the base, but you could use Pantry Marinara Sauce, tzatziki, or pesto. Then I added a layer of spinach and kale. My son placed the roasted yellow bell peppers and purple onion. Then I added the olives and cherry tomatoes. He grabbed some roasted chickpeas, tossed those on. I decided on sunflower seeds, roasted pine nuts, and parmesan cheese (or leave off if Vegan or use Vegan Parm) and sprinkled it all everywhere! It was so much fun! And then to get to eat it??? It was heaven. The dough is like eating a crusty yeasty savory roll. And with hummus, veggies, nuts, and seeds? A tasty healthy delicious fun and satisfying meal. Try it. You’ll love it.
Kid’s Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Veggies is awesome! Why? Because when children help, they will eat their veggies – honest! Plus this crust happens to be a yummy yeasty grilled marvel of deliciousness – and it’s gluten free!
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix. (Plus ingredients on back of package to make dough. If Vegan use egg substitute of your choice)
- A few dashes of dried Italian Herbs.
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus or store bought hummus of your choice.
- Any of your favorite veggies that you can grill. (examples – bell peppers, onions, zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes, eggplant, squash).
- Any of your favorite nuts or seeds. (examples – roasted pine nuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas, roasted pumpkin seeds, or anything you can think of to add a little crunch!)
- Any favorite cheese toppings. (if Vegan use Vegan cheese)
- Make pizza dough following package directions. Add a few dashes of Italian herbs to dough.
- Start grill.
- Grease grill and cook dough about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until grill marks appear and each side feels somewhat firm. While cooking either close the grill top or if using an indoor electric grill lay a piece of foil over the top of the dough to help hold in the heat for added cooking power.
- Take the pizza crust off of the grill and set aside.
- Grease the grill again.
- Toss on your favorite sliced veggies.
- Cook until done and remove from grill.
- Spread Roasted Red Pepper Hummus onto the crust then put your grilled veggies on top. Sprinkle any nuts, seeds, cheese, any other toppings you want, onto the pizza. (if using shredded cheese and wanting it to melt, simply place the pizza into a 350 degree oven for a few minutes for the cheese to melt.)
- Other than the pizza crust, this is basically a “use whatever veggies and other toppings you want” kind of recipe.
- The dough will make two 10 to 12 inch pizza rounds, each about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
- Pizza will keep for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
- Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free. (make egg and cheese substitutions for Vegan)
- Nutritional information is only for the pizza crust since toppings will vary. Consult the pizza crust box for exact nutritional information.
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