Tooth-Friendly Recipe 2: Eggplant Pizzas

eggplant pizzaDelicious Eggplant Pizzas are a Tooth-Friendly Option

If you have kids, you already know, trying to get them to eat healthily can be a challenge. Of course, if they have braces, you have to be even more conscientious about finding tooth-friendly recipes that are both kid-friendly, nutritious, and not frowned upon by your orthodontist.

Many leading orthodontists recommend avoiding the following:

• Popcorn
• Crunchy style chips
• Ice
• Corn on the cob
• Nuts
• Pizza crust

Well, as a parent, you’re probably already wondering what you’re going to feed your child. These tend to be some of the most popular foods for pre-teens and teens. Can you imagine telling your child that pizza is off limits? Fortunately, with a few minor substitutions, you’ll be able to satisfy their desire for a yummy pizza without risking a disapproving look from the orthodontist.

A delicious eggplant pizza is not only tooth-friendly, but it is as delicious as it is nutritious. This is the type of pizza you can feel good about serving your kids whether they have braces or not. Whether you use it as a substitute for your traditional Friday night pizza party or you serve it as a quick weekday meal, even the fussiest kids will quickly become fans.

The low carb roasted eggplant base makes the perfect faux crust for your favorite pizza. Simply top the eggplant rounds with your choice of toppings or follow the recipe to get amazing results. If you think your kids are going to turn their noses up at the thought of making a substitution to their favorite takeout pizza, you might be surprised. Cook up these pizzas, let the kids help, and everyone will have a great time as well as a delicious meal.

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• Ceramic or metal braces
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Recipe

Ingredients:
2 medium eggplants
1 lb Roma tomatoes
2 cups grated cheese
Salt
Pepper
Oregano
Basil
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic
Instructions:
Grease a baking tray with olive oil. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the eggplant into circles about half an inch thick, and place on baking tray. Sprinkle salt on the eggplant circles, as per taste. Cut up the tomatoes into circles about a quarter-inch thick. Place tomato circles on the eggplant, covering as much surface as possible. Put garlic cloves through a garlic press, and add a touch of garlic to each tomato. Sprinkle salt, pepper, oregano and basil on top, and then cover each circle with cheese. Cook for 20 minutes or until cheese is golden-brown.

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