With the school year speeding by I can already hear my kids running through the yard, rummaging through the pantry, and tracking wet footprints into the house. A vision of summer break.
I love hearing the sounds of kids playing and running around outside. I love them diving into freshly baked muffins or grabbing cold popsicles out of the freezer.
But let’s face it. Not all days are like this.
Often times, the sounds of children playing include a whole lot of fighting and those wet footprints, while endearing for a while, tend to get irritating as the kids don’t wipe their feet off before running inside to grab something.
Then there is lunchtime – and way too many requests for Mac & Cheese.
This year, I am trying to stay ahead of the game, coming up with fresh kid lunch ideas that will make my kids happy while providing them with the balanced nutrition I strive for.
Enter Mug Pizza.
How fun is it that kids can make these individual-sized pizzas all on their own, or for the little ones, with just a bit of help? With minimal ingredients, these are sure to become a staple kids lunch idea.
Easy Microwave Mug Pizza
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1/8th of a store-bought pizza crust
- 2 Tbsp. marinara sauce
- 2 Tbsp. shredded mozzarella cheese
- Diced peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms or veggies of choice
- Place pizza dough in wide mouth mug or bowl. Top with marinara sauce, cheese and veggies.
- Microwave on HIGH 1 minute, or until cheese is melted and dough is cooked through.
Use your favorite vegetables, or add pepperoni or sausage to customize your mug pizza!