Haunted Healthy “How-to” Pizza Bagel Lunch
With this lunch I had fun with a printed silhouette image. First I printed a template by using Google images to find a silhouetted haunted house. Once I found the image I wanted I scaled it down a bit and printed it. I cut the image out with scissors. I placed my “template” over my cheese and using a sharp knife I “traced” it. I put my cheese aside in the fridge and made pizza bagels. This whole process very much reminded me of pumpkin carving!
To make your pizza choose your favorite bagel (gluten-free works here) and slice in half. Cover with pizza sauce and cheese of your choice. My bagel is topped with a slice of provolone. Bake your bagel pizza until the cheese is melted and the bagel starts to crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool. While still hot to warm place your haunted house image on top of your pizza. I added a pepperoni bat for fun (cut with cookie cutter).
- As you can see in the picture here it is important to choose cheese in different colors so that you have a contrasted image.
- If you are using just one color cheese bake your bagel without cheese (sauce only). And then add the cheese after removing from oven. Your image will contrast with the sauce.
- The more “cooled” your bagel pizza is the more your cheese image will retain it’s shape. The trade off is that it won’t melt as much to create one cheesy layer.
- If you put your cheese image on before baking the pizza it will melt, spread and possibly lose it’s shape altogether!
- You don’t have to do a haunted house, you can do any image you want! You could even use cookie cutters to cut your cheese!
- What to do with scraps from your cut cheese image? Eat them, feed them to your kids, feed to your dog, put in a sandwich, OR hide it under the contrasted cheese on your pizza? If it was tucked under my provolone you wouldn’t know it was there!
- This would be a fun fun fun make your own pizza night with kids OR make a whole tray of different images for a themed party! You can also use pepperoni and veggies to create additional shapes!
Now for the rest of this lunch… this is otherwise pretty simple! Strawberries, sugar snap peas (I sliced some for affect but skip that to simplify) and pretzel thins. The pizza is on top of some lettuce. Feel free to tuck in some extra food alongside the pizza for heartier appetites or include an extra snack in another container. This lunch is packed in an Easylunchboxes container. I tucked a skeleton cupcake pick in just for fun!
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