Throw a Potluck Pizza Party!
Potlucks are a great way to bring people together, and building a family network is easy and fun for everyone with a BYOT (Bring Your Own Topping) Pizza Party! Add some crunchy fresh vegetables and a variety of kid-friendly dips, and you have a dinner party that is both fun and healthy.
As host, you supply the pizza base, sauce, fresh veggies and dip. Ask guests to bring enough cheese and toppings for one pizza.
Here are some ideas….
Pizza Base: Your base could be fresh or frozen dough (homemade or bought), ready-made pizza crust, pita bread (for Middle Eastern “pitza”), English muffins (for kid-size individual pizzas) or French bread.
Sauce: Top with tomato sauce, pesto or no sauce at all.
Cheese: Add mozzarella, goat cheese, parmesan, cheddar or other favorites.
Toppings: Choose from spinach, mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, zucchini, cooked chicken, ham, beef, tofu, pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, grapes — the sky is the limit!
Make a Dessert Pizza! On a cooked, plain base, spread peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut spread or cream cheese. Top with fresh fruit.
Cucumber Yogurt Dip
This Greek yogurt-based dip is great with baby carrots, other veggies or any kind of meat.
· 8 oz. plain lowfat Greek yogurt
· One large cucumber, peeled
· Salt to taste
· Squeeze of lemon juice
· Dill (optional)
1. Chop cucumber into small dices.
2. Sprinkle with salt.
3. Mix yogurt into cucumber.
4. Squeeze lemon and mix. Add a sprinkle of dill if desired.