Summer is here and the strawberries are glorious! It’s also dessert season which means there are tons of naughty sweets pulling at my heartstrings. Since I’m back eating strict keto, I’m getting super crafty in the kitchen (Mama needs to stay on track and imbibe!). Here’s a low carb strawberry dessert pizza we are loving (perfect for baking with kids)!
DESSERT PIZZA IS INCREDIBLE
I was never a huge dessert pizza gal and am so sad I missed out on so many years without it!
You can make it a million and one ways, depending upon your diet – either load up on your fave fruits and drizzle with honey or go all out with chocolate and marshmallows and graham crackers…OMG. I’ve gotta figure out how to make a keto s’mores pizza!
THIS ONE IS LOW CARB, GRAIN-FREE + KETO FRIENDLY!
While the hubs and I eat a ketogenic diet, our daughter sticks to regular, low sugar/minimally processed food diet. She eats very healthy, but despite how great keto has been for us, I’m not comfortable completely removing grains and most fruits from her diet at this point and time.
We have totally cut back on her intake of carbs and processed sugar though. And, we do notice a huge difference in how she acts when we feed her keto-friendly desserts vs. regular. No crazy sugar highs (our kiddo has a very intense behavioral reaction to sugar) and no sugar crashes. Such a win for all – I love teaching her to enjoy delicious foods and treat herself in healthy ways!
WHAT THE KIDS CAN DO
Obviously, you’re in charge of your own kitchen (and kiddos), so pick and choose what your kids are old (or adept) enough to do without making your head spin. I’ll admit, baking with kids is fun, but for a control freak like me, a definite exercise in finding my zen. Soooooo – when I do decide to invite my kiddo into the kitchen I make the decision then and there that she’s the boss of me and all the baking things.
For this recipe, kids can:
- gather the ingredients
- help measure the ingredients
- stir, whisk and mix
- wash the fruit
- slice fruit if they are old enough!
- spread out the dough (it is pretty hot though, so use caution!)
- brush on the butter
- sprinkle on the cinnamon/sugar
- decorate with strawberries
TIPS FOR BAKING WITH KIDS
Baking with kids is a perfect way to spend time together AND teach them a thing or two. Some hot tips:
- Count with them when measuring ingredients
- Teach them new words that rhyme, like whip, drip, sizzle, and drizzle
- Baking is science! Tell them why you need that baking soda or butter
- Build them up! make sure you praise them lots and let them know how well they are doing at all their jobs (they may reward you by making their own breakfast tomorrow)
- Take turns because sharing is caring:)
TIPS FOR THIS RECIPE
Slice the strawberries as thin as you can without them being too paper-y (does that make sense?). You basically want them to mirror a piece of pepperoni (maybe a bit thicker).
Keep an eye on it in the oven – ours browned up super quick in the last few minutes (which we were totally fine with!) so if you like things less brown, just watch it (with your oven light).
This dough does not rise, so expect a thin crust!
STRAWBERRY DESSERT PIZZA RECIPE
Our new fave dessert pizza recipe is below! It was actually my daughter’s idea to make a pizza with strawberries so you can thank her.
All I did was combine her great idea with my baking skills and BAM! This is the yummiest. ENJOY IT!
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
These low-carb Lemon Ricotta Muffins
These low-carb Cinnamon Stix and Icing (tastes just like dominos)
These low-carb Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
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