Thursday, October 30, 2014

Green Goblin Pizzas for Halloween

This Friday, the kids (and probably you, too!) are going to need something to counterbalance that sugar high.  We’re all for indulging in holiday traditions, so don’t feel bad about letting your kids go on the candy hunt.  It’s a wonderful childhood rite of passage.

If you haven’t seen this Jimmy Kimmel video, you should watch it.  (Warning: it you’re at work right now, you will laugh out loud.)   

But perhaps you can help your kids ration their candy, eating only a few pieces a day?

To distract them from eating all the candy at once, give them other fun Halloween treats to eat.  We were inspired by the spooky white pizzas on Food Network to create a something the kids will love, but also provides some good nutrition.

These Green Goblin Pizzas are made with a whole wheat pizza crust, and then topped with a mixture of spinach and cheese to make the ‘green goblin.’  Green olives make perfect spooky green eyes.  The fiber in the pizza crust combined with the fat in the cheese is a perfect way to keep those blood sugars from spiking, even if it’s eaten with a few (or more) pieces of family.  And the spinach is a fun way to sneak some green vegetables into dinner.

Happy Halloween!

Green Goblin Pizzas

Makes 2 Goblins

1 whole wheat pizza crust, purchased or made from our recipe
Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
2 olives, pit removed

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Divide the pizza crust into 2 equal pizzas.  Shape each piece into a goblin shape.  Place both crusts on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.

Mix together the cheese and spinach and pile on top of the crusts.  Bake the pizzas for 12 – 15 minutes, or until the crust is browned.

Remove from oven and place 2 olive halves on the head of the goblin to create eyes.

Enjoy, preferably in costume with the people you love!

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