Looking for a fun Halloween inspired food idea for our playgroup when my son and I hosted earlier in the month, I came across a recipe for Monster Pizzas. We changed it up a bit, but kept the same general concept. The boys all loved creating their own special pizzas.
- English Muffins
- Pizza sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Mini pepperoni
- Red, green & yellow peppers in various sizes
Making Monster Pizzas
I gave each toddler half an English muffin and added the sauce for those that wanted it. Then let them top with cheese.
Next I brought over a divided plate of peppers and mini pepperoni to top their pizzas and create the faces. I got mixed reactions. To be expected from toddlers. 🙂
My son loves his veggies – especially peppers. He made a face but kept eating the green pepper nose before I could snap a photo. Red pepper hair (or eyebrows?), mini pepperoni eyes and yellow pepper mouth:
Then ate off all the veggies before I could nab the pizzas and put them on a baking tray to warm in the oven. Thus his is the “ate all my veggies” pizza.
The lunch was a hit. I think almost every bite of pizza was eaten plus a good amount of fresh fruit (bananas, apples & strawberries). Of course, the promise of mini pumpkin cupcakes for dessert might have helped …