This weekend marks the first official weekend of camping in our province. For both adults and children, camping is always a great time to socialize and have fun with friends and just like every social event there`s always food involved.
The highlights of every camping trip are the friends, fun and food that accompany the campfire! Campfire treats are usually high in sugars, fat, sodium and more often than not lack nutrition. When camping this holiday weekend, try to “think outside of the box” and serve up some more non-traditional campfire treats for both the adults and the children. Below is a great recipe that the children are sure to enjoy:
- 1 flat bread
- 3-4 tablespoons sauce
- 1/3 cup cheese, grated
- about 1/3 cup of your favorite veggies, chopped
- low-fat meat options (ie. chicken breast, ham, pre-cooked lean ground turkey or beef)
- fresh herbs, pineapple and/or olives, optional
- Place all ingredients, buffet style, on an outdoor table near the campfire.
- Pull out a sheet of foil that is at least twice as long as the length of your flatbread and place your flatbread in the middle.
- Layer your ingredients on top of the flatbread starting with sauce, then cheese and toppings.
- Wrap the Campfire Flatbread Pizzas in a sealed foil packet leaving room on top of the pizza so that the foil doesn’t rest on the toppings. Place on grill until the cheese is nice and melted. Open the packet periodically to make sure bottom of flatbread is not burning.
- Let cool and enjoy!
Recipe retrieved from: http://www.dirtygourmet.com/campfire-flatbread-pizza
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador