I just love having school-age kids in my program, because they are full of new ideas. This past summer, I observed a group of children looking through some cook books during our summer treats curriculum theme. I walked over to the children and asked, ” What are you guys looking at?” They showed me a picture of a bowl of pasta that was smothered in pizza sauce a pepperoni. It looked so delicious and then the kids asked, “Can we please have this for lunch someday?”
I asked one of the children to write down the recipe and I went to the store buy the ingredients for the recipe: Pizza in a Bowl. Moreover, this dish is now served in my program once a month and today I am going to share the recipe with you.
Pizza in a Bowl Recipe
Mostacolli Noodles (*Grans/Bread)
Mozzarella or Parmesan Cheese (*1 oz of Cheese is a Meat Substitute)
- Boil the noodles for the recommended cooking time
- After draining the water from the noodles
- Add the pizza sauce and pepperoni to the noodles
- Sprinkle with Cheese and let simmer
- Serve in a Bowl!
If you really want to get creative, add some olives and veggies!
The children will love it and this dish meets the Child Adult and Food Program guidelines. Do you plan to add this dish to your menu? If so, be sure to tell me what the kids thought about the recipe.
For more menu ideas, check out the Healthy Child Care Menus ebook!
Your Child Care Business Coach,