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Quick Lavash Pizza With Pesto And Cheese: For Kids And For Adults

Ah, pizza. The gift of Italians to the world. Good as a snack, as lunch, as dinner… you name it. Basically, whatever the occasion or the time is, pizza is simply delicious. We can all agree that it’s just one of the best snacks ever for kids and adults alike and we’re so thankful it ever got invented.

If there’s going to be a point of improvement for pizza though, we’d love to shorten the amount of time it takes to make one. So we created a unique take on it! We’re so excited to share with you our lavash veggie pizza.

Our spin on pizza will make it irresistible to kids and parents alike. How? Well first, we will be using lavash bread (a thin flatbread), which is an Armenian flatbread that’s easily available to groceries. It will serve as a thin crust that you can crisp up depending on your preference. Since it's flatbread it takes little to no time to cook! Plus, it tastes amazing. Secondly, we will be making 2 versions: pizza for adults and pizza for kids (because let’s face it, sometimes kids have a hard time eating the same veggies that we do).

This pizza will come out colorful, healthy, and tasty. It is also a fun way to incorporate healthy veggies into your kids’ meals. It's so simple and fast to make - you can have your little ones help you out on this.

You’ll need:

Lavash bread


Tomato sauce

Pizza topping:


Red onion

Red bell pepper

Cheese (cheddar for kids, feta for adults)

Veggie seasoning:

Olive oil



Garlic powder

Let’s make our pizzas!

Wash and chop up the vegetables. You can make thin, julienne slices for the adult pizza, and make smaller slices for the kids’ version. Season the veggies with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a dash of olive oil. Set it aside for a few mins so that the veggies can really absorb the flavors of the seasoning.

Now, for the adult pizza version…

Put lavash bread on a sheet pan. Lay it out carefully, and put pesto all over the lavash bread. You can make your own pesto, or just use a store-bought one. We used one from the grocery because making homemade pesto is a recipe for another day. Make sure to get to the corners of the bread too! Be really generous with the pesto and slather on a thick layer to create a yummy pizza.

Kiddie pizza version…

Mix a spoonful of pesto with tomato sauce. Pesto might be too strong for some kids and let’s face it, they’re used to red tomato sauce on pizza. Slather a good amount of the sauce on the lavash bread.

Time for toppings!

Add the toppings you've prepared over the sauce. Remember to add the small, chopped up pieces of veggies over the kiddie pizza. This way, you’ll be able to “hide” the veggies if they’re not so fond of them. Have your kids help you out on this part so they can have fun with it, and they’ll be prepared to eat the veggies. Feel free to add lots of grated cheddar cheese to make it fun for them!

For the adult version, put in the veggies over the pesto sauce and sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top (it has fewer calories and fat compared to cheddar cheese, and has a lighter flavor). This way you can enjoy your pizza with way less guilt. You can also add some mushrooms for that extra umami taste.

Pop the pizzas in the oven. Ours is set at 425°F and we’re gonna cook the pizza for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes…

Voila! The thin-crust pizzas are done! Enjoy your healthy, beautiful pizzas with your kids. Eat it with a fork or your hands, the only rule is you gotta finish those pizzas.

Let us know if you enjoyed this! Check out the full Meal Monday on this link, and let us know how yours turned out in the comments section:

- Micah from Mom Training


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