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Veggie Packed Pizza Pinwheels

Written by COA Nutrition Team On November 2, 2018

This recipe is perfect for parents with picky eaters or with kids who have a hard time with all of the textures and flavors of veggies. Yummy pizza pinwheels are a wonderful way to provide a variety of veggie flavors without overwhelming them.

You and your kids will love every bite!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup – spinach
  • 1/2 medium – bell pepper, green
  • 1/4 cup, pieces or slices – mushrooms, white
  • 1/2 medium – onion
  • 1 medium – tomato, red
  • 1 medium – carrot
  • 1 medium – zucchini
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 1/2 cup – mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup – spaghetti or marinara sauce (use our recipe for even more vegetable goodness: Click Here)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Chop veggies (you will need two cups total of your choice of the vegetables listed) and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until slightly tender.
  2. Blend in a high-powered blender with marinara sauce.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Remove the dough from the package and place on a lightly floured work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle, about 12 by 10 inches.
  5. Begin by spreading about 1 cup of sauce over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch boarder around the edges. If it seems like it needs more, then add 1 or 2 Tbsp. at a time. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  6. Begin rolling the dough until you have one large roll. Slice into 8-12 slices and place in a greased muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown and cooked through the middle.

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Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Freezer meals make your night easier!

You won’t believe how easy this cooking method is! You dump all the raw ingredients into a freezer bag and pop it in the freezer. On cooking day, you add the contents of the bag and maybe a little water or broth to your slow cooker and then just let it do its thing! The prep day is a little long and messy but the benefit of having so much of the work done is very worth it.

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