Children like creating things! Pizza is a great way to give them a choice while enticing them to try new foods! Quick bases for pizzas could be bagels, tortillas, or pitas. Sauces could be ranch, pesto, BBQ, spaghetti, or Alfredo. I would suggest having a healthy portion size already measured out to avoid over flow! Offer Colorful toppings such as mozzarella, cheddar, spinach, cucumber, onion, red green and yellow peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, green onions, baked potato bits, bacon, chicken, turkey, pepperoni, salami, or ham.
Creating something gives a child a sense of achievement and boost their self esteem. This self esteem will help them develop socially as well as help them value their work/projects. Who thought lunch could be so rewarding!?! Plus you get to see them choose to eat healthy veggies and proteins. Soon you will be boosting your child's self esteem with something as simple as lunch!