After the bonanza of Easter eggs that they had over the weekend, it may be tough to convince your little one to eat healthy again. We’d suggest tempting them with a homemade pizza recipe; after all, who can say no to pizza?

This recipe is super simple; you can use it to cook with your children. When they participate in the cooking process, children understand better where ingredients come from and the effort which goes into making a meal. When they have been involved, children will be more interested in eating the meal. While they’re cooking, young children will use their fine and gross motor skills as well as numeracy and literacy skills.

Adapted From: BBC Good Food


2 plain pizza bases
4 tbsp tomato puree or passata
400 grams red and yellow tomatoes, sliced
75 grams broccoli, sliced
8 green olives, pitted
8 ounces thinly sliced salami (optional)
150 grams mozzarella cherries
2 tbsp pesto


Heat an oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
Place the two pizza bases on two separate trays lined with baking sheets.
Spread the bases with the tomato sauce and top with the pepperoni.
Arrange the tomato rings around the edge of the pizzas and then arrange a ring of broccoli within it.
Then arrange the olives within the ring of broccoli.
Place the mozzarella cherries across the pizza and dot the pesto around it.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese begins bubbling.
Take out of the oven, allow to cool for five minutes and then serve.