Kids Fruit Pizza

Fruits can add a fun element to kid's meals. Finding fun food for kids can be as simple as taking them to the grocer with you. Selecting fruits that are tasty and loaded with nutrients can be an exciting adventure.

Getting children to eat fruit can be easy when we make it fun and entertaining. Since fruit should be a staple in every family's menu, let the children choose what fruits they need to create an exciting and interesting fruit pizza project.

You may be surprised by the fruits they select at the farmer's market.
Let the kids choose what fruits and vegetables they want for their at
home project.

Opt for exciting or colorful fruits at the store or farmers' market,
then turn the kids loose creating imaginative faces on this yummy fruit pizza.
Chances are, they'll snack as they construct--and be please with what they taste.

Opt for fruits in an assortment of colors and sizes. Let the kids decorate the
pizza with creative faces or design other shapes on this colorful and fun pizza.


Ready to bake piecrust

1/2 cup fat free or reduced fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon 1% milk

Opt for strawberries for the nose, kiwi fruit or seedless grapes for the eyes,
a banana for the mouth. The options for making shapes are only limited by their
imaginations. The kids can choose pineapples, mandarin oranges, or any fruit they prefer.

1. Let the piecrust come to room temperature per the package instructions,
then unfold it onto a large cookie sheet or pizza pan.

2. Roll up edges of the crust, crimping them slightly so that they'll stay
rolled up. Prick the crust lightly with a fork in about 20 places (allowing air to escape).

3. Bake the crust in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 9 minutes or
until it's lightly browned.

Remove from the crust from the oven

4. Whisk together cream cheese ,sugar, and vanilla extract, lemon juice adding
just enough milk to make the mix able to spread onto the crust.

*Allow the crust to cool.
*Spread the cream-cheese mixture with a rubber spatula,
*Spread to the edge of the crust

Now its time for the kids to showcase their skills.

*Allow the kids to arrange the fruit onto the cream cheese mixture.
Don't worry if it is not perfect. It is perfectly healthy and fun.
Kids may want to add sprinkles. Let their imaginations run wild.

*Refrigerate the pizza for at least 1 hour
*Cut with a sharp knife and serve

The kids will be eager and want to devour the pizza immediately.
This pizza cream cheese is basically already set. So when you're done cleaning up, let the kids to assist you here. They will be eager to dig into their masterpiece.

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