Cold Pizza… Why Not?
Cold pizza, yay or nay? It seems people have such strong feelings about whether cold pizza is acceptable. Perhaps it is because many have that image of some disheveled, hungover person eating cold pizza right out of the fridge first thing in the morning? Maybe after a late night? Perhaps you have a memory of being that person?
Actually cold pizza can be a fun part of a nutritional lunch. Why not? Chances are you make or order pizza at least a couple times a month, right? In my lunch today I have incorporated pizza and YES it is meant to be eaten cold BUT, heat it up if you must (and are able to)! In my experience most young children prefer to eat their food on the cooler side anyway.
Today’s lunch is served in a Laptop Lunches container (affiliate links contained in this blog) and contains:
- Real Deal Veggie Chips (All Natural, Gluten-Free & Vegan)
- An orange & raspberries
- Raw carrot coins
- Pizza sauce for dipping (in the lidded container)
- Cold pesto pizza strips
My version of cold pizza is from homemade leftovers. I simply spread my favorite pesto over my favorite pizza dough (you could use gluten-free), topped it with shredded mozzarella cheese as well as sliced tomatoes and then baked it. In this case I used a variety of cherry tomatoes from my container garden. Also note that I used a cookie sheet to spread my dough out into a rectangle and therefore my slices were cut into rectangles. I cut a slice into strips to easily fit in the lunch box and to make them dip-able.
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