Friday, May 14, 2010

Food Revolution Friday

A number of weeks ago, an email titled "Food Revolution Friday" was sent out to Jamie Oliver fans.

From Meatless Monday to Food Revolution Friday -- it's catchy, it's fun!

And these campaigns are great educational vehicles for anyone who is interested in learning how to feed themselves, and their family, a healthier diet.

Given that it's Friday, I thought it fitting to introduce readers to, if you don't already know about it, Jamie's Food Revolution Community Page on Facebook.

There you can get the latest news from Jamie, participate in a community of like-minded people, and share your thoughts on the "revolution."

Today, my contribution to the revolution is several quick-to-prepare, healthy, family-and budget-friendly meal ideas.

Friday evenings are the one night of the week when it's very tempting to heat up a frozen pizza or some other pre-packaged meal high in sodium, sugar and saturated fat.

Yet, if you have any corn or wheat tortillas on hand, either large or small, it's just as easy to put together your own yummy pizza.

And what's more, this is the kind of meal that kids love to help prepare because the steps are simple, they get to use their fingers, and they can pick the toppings they want, and then taste-test as they put the pizzas altogether!

The pic at the very top is a fish tostado and just above, shrimp tostado.

My recipe can be altered to suit the ingredients you have on hand. Follow the link and see for yourself how easy it is to put these together with minimal ingredients and minimal energy.

To the left, is my version of a mini corn tortilla pizza. The recipe is here.

Remember, you can make the mini corn tortilla variety, or you can use large wheat or rice-flour tortillas.

I've included anchovies, but leave these off if you don't have them or if, in your household, they're not a kid-friendly food.

Experiment with the recipes, improvise, and you'll be delighted with how easy and fun it is to make your own healthy pizzas over heating up the frozen, supermarket variety.

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