When the kids come home from school, they are usually starving. Rather than feed them sugary or fatty snacks, I usually try to give them something moderately healthy that will fill them up until dinner time.
Pizza is something that most kids like and it’s moderately healthy. It is also filling. I started making the kids “pizza snacks” when they were very young, and the tradition has continued.
Now that they are older, the kids enjoy making their own pizza snacks, which is a great help!
Bagels or English muffins, sliced in half
Your favorite kind of shredded cheese
Tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce
Spices if desired
Pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, or mushrooms if desired
Line up the halves of the bagel or the English muffins on cookie sheets. Use at least 2 halves for each person. Ladle tomato sauce on each of the halves. Cover the tomato sauce with a layer of shredded cheese. Top the cheese with toppings and/or the spices to taste.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. This may require more or less time depending upon your oven.