This post is sponsored by Olly
We are finally turning a corner with Mazen and his relationship with vegetables. Our newest addition: zucchini! Like most kids, Mazen loves pizza, especially pepperoni, so I turned zucchini into a platform for pizza topping delivery.
But the real secret here was getting him involved. What they say about getting kids to participate in the grocery shopping and cooking processes is so true! Whether it’s helping me to pick lettuce from the garden or sprinkling pizza toppings, the more involved he is, the more likely he will be to eat the dish.
You know what else he loves!? Picking out his gummy vitamins! We LOVE Olly in our house after the blog introduction last year. He gets the Olly Kids Multi Vitamin each day, and you can imagine his excitement when I shared the four new Olly Kids Vitamin Boosts with him. He gets to pick one extra gummy out each day, and we rotate through the bunch.
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So while you’re finishing chewing your gummy, I’ll tell you more about these pizza bites! We made them two ways – rounds for him, boats for me!
For the coins, I sliced them thick enough that they would hold the pepperoni and cheese without falling apart. For the boats, I scooped out the seeds from the middle to create a trough.
Mazen loved being in charge of the ingredients!
First the sauce:
Then Italian seasoning:
And finally, cheese!
We baked them for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees, until the cheese was melty and the zucchini soft.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
- 2 zucchini
- 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup tomato or pizza sauce
- 1 package pepperoni
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice zucchini into coins or lengthwise as boats
- Spread on sauce
- Sprinkle Italian seasoning
- Top with pepperoni
- Top with cheese
- Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and zucchini are soft
Thanks to Olly for sponsoring this post!