Fruit Pizza

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 1/2 muffin

A fun way to include whole grains, fruit and low fat dairy into your day.

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Ingredients

1 English Muffin (try whole grain)

2 tablespoons reduced fat or fat-free cream cheese (see notes)

2 tablespoons sliced strawberries

2 tablespoons blueberries

2 tablespoons crushed pineapple

Materials

cutting board, knife, toaster

Instructions

  1. Split open the English muffin and toast the halves until lightly browned.
  2. Spread cream cheese on both halves.
  3. Divide the fruit between the two muffin halves and arrange on top of cream cheese.
  4. These are best when served soon. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

Use any combination of fruit for topping the pizza. No cream cheese? Try peanut butter or sunflower seed butter. Make your own whipped cream cheese for easy spreading. Use an electric hand mixer to gradually beat 4 tablespoons of milk into 8 ounces of cream cheese. To make it fruit flavored, add any chopped, soft fruit (fresh, canned, or frozen) while beating. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

More About Strawberries

How to Select

Choose shiny, firm strawberries with a bright red color. Caps should be fresh, green and intact. Avoid shriveled, mushy or leaky berries.

How to Store

Do not wash strawberries until ready to eat. Store in refrigerator for 1-3 days.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water with caps still attached; pat dry with a paper towel. Place in a salad spinner to remove excess water. Wash the berries just before you plan to use them.