Food & Nutrition Child Developement
Recipe: Sweet Potato Pizza Bites
As a mum to a very active pre-schooler, I am always on the mission to create healthy yet tasty snacks for my little one to enjoy when she is home from school. These tasty sweet potato pizza bites, hit just the spot and are great as an after school snack or a special weekend breakfast… actually they’re pretty amazing as lunchbox additions too!
They're a hit with little ones and grown up's alike and one of my favourite “lazy-day” recipes because they’re so easy to prepare
Why is this good?
Sweet potatoes are abundant in beta-carotene and vitamins A,B1-6, C & K. Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet-tasting but their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy.
Ingredients: (makes 2-3 kiddie servings)
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 2 tbsp finely grated carrot
- 2 tbsp finely grated broccoli
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3-4 tbsp tomato paste (from a tin)
- salt, pepper to taste
- few tablespoons of water
- 2-3 tbsp grated mozzarella
- dried oregano to garnish
- few tablespoons of olive oil
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Leaving the skin on, slice the sweet potato into 1cm thick rounds. Brush with some olive oil and arrange the sweet potato discs on the tray. Bake at 180deg C for 5 min.
2. In a medium sauce pan, saute the garlic and shallot in a 1 tbsp of olive oil, till soft. Add in the finely grated veggies, tomato paste and a few tablespoons of water and cook for 4-5 min till sauce is thick but easily spreadable. Add an extra tablespoon of water if the sauce is too thick.
3. Spread the tomato sauce prepared in step 2 on the baked sweet potato slices (step 1). Top with grated mozzarella. Bake at 180 deg C for 6-8 min, until cheese melts and is lightly golden.
4. Sprinkle on some dried oregano and enjoy!
About the Author:
Tanya Soman is the founder & head chef at Fusspot & Foodie, a Singapore based kids-focussed food start-up and mum to 5 year old Keya. When she takes a break from juggling her various roles as a mum, wife and entrepreneur, Tanya will most likely be found reading to her little girl in an animated voice, teaching herself origami, dreaming about the hillside B&B she hopes to own and reminding her goofy dog-child Sherlock that crayons & Lego are not real food!
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