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Activity Idea: Taste & Learn Breakfast Pizza Recipe
   
Source: Healthy Kids Challenge, Balance My Day™ nutrition curriculum (Grades K-2)
Description: Kids help make a recipe, taste, and discuss nontraditional breakfast food ideas
Grade: K-4
Recipe Ingredients:

Makes 32-1/4 pizza tasting samples:

  • 8 English muffin halves
  • 1 -14 oz. jar pizza sauce
  • 1 - 8 oz. bag grated part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. lean ham
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • dessert plates, plastic forks and napkins, enough for each child
  • Cooking utensils: oven or toaster oven, hot pads, knife, tablespoons and medium bowls for toppings

Directions:

    1. In advance, keep mozzarella cheese in an ice chest or refrigerator.
    2. Divide kids into 8 cooperative groups.
    3. Set up an assembly line format with the Breakfast Pizza ingredients and utensils: dessert plates, English muffin halves, pizza sauce, grated cheese, ham, green peppers and tomatoes, toaster oven, hot pads, napkins and forks.
    4. Place pizza toppings in medium bowls with tablespoons in them.
    5. To prevent the spread of germs, have kids wash hands with soap and water before handling food or utensils.
    6. Have kids from each cooperative group pick up one dessert plate and begin to assemble their pizza with an English muffin as the base and adding 1 tablespoon measure of each ingredient.
    7. Toast the pizza until the cheese melts.
    8. Using hot pads, remove the pizza and place on the dessert plate.
    9. Cut into quarters for tasting samples and place samples on additional dessert plates. Serve with a fork and napkin.
    10. Have kids clean up work area and utensils with warm soapy water. Rinse with clean water.

Activity:

  1. Explain that breakfast doesn't have to be the typical breakfast foods like cereal and milk. Eating healthy snack foods and foods normally eaten at lunch and dinner may be eaten at breakfast, if you prefer. The Breakfast Pizza recipe is a good example of a different breakfast food.
  2. Identify the MyPlate food groups represented in the recipe.
  3. Ask the kids what other healthy foods they might consider eating at breakfast.


This is a Taste and Learn activity in the Balance My Day™ nutrition curriculum (Grades K-2). For more activity ideas like the one above, check out other HKC resource materials. See the Online Store for descriptors and to view the Table of Content and booklet sample pages.