March 14, 2019

Winner, Winner, Pizza Dinner

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER, but the content and opinions expressed here are 100% that of To & Fro's.

Toddlers. I would love to know what goes on in that little brain of theirs.

For example, when it comes to food, one day Morley can’t get enough of something, and the next she can’t stand the sight of it. Some days she’s a ravenous animal, and others it seems like she’s staging a hunger strike.

Bottom line - toddlers are creatures of habit, they like what they like. And they’ll be quick to tell you otherwise.

From an early age, we have tried to get Morley interested in what we were eating. We tried hard to avoid making two entirely separate meals. Because of that, she is not afraid to try something new - she’ll even dive head first into a plate of sushi. Girlfriend gets her money’s worth at an all you can eat. 

But even though she's up for try something new, it doesn’t always mean she’ll like it. She’ll be pretty quick to let you know of that. 

In our house, when it comes to the question, “What would you like to eat?”, there are two standard answers. Without fail, it’s all pizza and pasta, all the time. Not the healthiest of choices, right? But like I said, she likes what she likes. 

As parents, our job is to provide them with food that they like and we know they will eat, but food that is also healthy. So even if they want pizza and pasta all the time, we CAN steer them toward healthy eating. Even if we have to do it in a crafty way.

When it comes to pizza, there are clever ways of making it better for you. And believe it or not, it doesn’t just involve adding veggies on top. It also has to do with the crust.

Veggie CAULIPOWER pizza with cauliflower crust

When we were out grocery shopping earlier this week, I decided to switch things up and took a walk down the Natural Foods aisle where I grabbed a CAULIPOWER pizza from the freezer section. With my toddler’s help, we opted for a Veggie and a Three Cheese.

Instead of your typical dough crust, CAULIPOWER’s crust contains cauliflower as the #1 ingredient. There’s nothing synthetic in there, creating a vitamin-rich and naturally gluten-free option that is lower in calories, sugar, fat and sodium that a traditional crust.

Now I know what you’re thinking -“Healthy takes like cardboard.” That is where you’re wrong my friend. And to prove just that, I gave it the ultimate test - the no filter, brutally honest “toddler test”.

Veggie CAULIPOWER pizza with cauliflower crust
toddler sitting in front of oven waiting for pizza

It won.

You know how I know it won? She went back for a second slice. And then a third. All without noticing anything different about what she was eating. The words, “I like this pizza” even came out of her mouth.

Toddler tested, toddler approved. 

And for mom? I was pleasantly surprised. The crust was thin, but had flavour. It also had the consistency of real dough, so you didn't know you were eating cauliflower. And, my picky toddler ate it, which is good enough for me.

Winner, winner, pizza dinner!

Veggie CAULIPOWER pizza with cauliflower crust

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We found the pizza in the freezer aisle of the Natural Foods area of our local Real Canadian Superstore, however, it is also available at Loblaws, select Sobeys, Metro, Longo's, Walmart, Costco, Whole Foods, and many independent retailers. It comes in four different varieties - Three Cheese, Margherita, Veggie or Plain Crust to make your own.

sister grocery shopping in Natural Foods aisle of Real Canadian Superstore

Click *here* to get your hands on CAULIPOWER in the freezer aisle at your favorite Canadian retailers!

How do you make eating fun AND healthy for your little ones? I’d love to hear!

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