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Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Bites

Good morning! How is your weekend going? Mine is much busier than expected which is why I am glad I stopped into Whole Foods and Shop Rite on Friday.

whole foods groceries

I was running low on oatmeal, the Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt was on sale and check it out –> blueberries!

I wanted to drop in this morning before I run to share that easy recipe I never got to on Friday.

A few weeks ago my son asked for Bagel Bites.

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I totally used to buy these little bites of pizza but over the years stopped because he forgot about them and I started learning more about long lists of ingredients.

In the moment he asked for them again I instantly had an idea.

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Three ingredients, easy to assemble, five minutes to bake and most importantly, really really good.

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The secret to these little bites are the Whole White Mini Pita Breads I use as the crust. I am sure you can find something like them at any grocery store but I get them in the bread section at Trader Joe’s.

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Just topped each pita with some tomato sauce….

pizza bites

And then a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese…

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Baked in a 400 degree oven for literally five minutes (maybe a few minutes longer I guess depending upon your oven)…

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When I tell you how happy these pizza bites make my son, he literally requests them every day. They have become our quick go-to lunch, snack, mini-meal in between afterschool activities and even dinner.

I try to pair it with a salad for him which he will sometimes eat but even without it,  I think a plate of pizza bites is a great meal.

One time we even tried stuffing the sauce and cheese inside of the pita breads  just like Amy’s Pizza Snacks.

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Ever buy these? I always had a box of these in my freezer when my son was little. Not so much anymore, especially since we can make them at home.

pizza snacks like amys

Not pretty but pretty tasty!

Pizza Bites:

  • Whole Wheat Mini Pita Breads (as many as you wish to make)
  • Tomato Sauce of choice
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (I use Trader Joe’s Light Shredded)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Top each pita bread with tomato sauce followed by a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Place on lightly greased pan or aluminum foil and bake for five minutes. Just pay attention so that the cheese doesn’t burn!

A while back I shared my recipe for Sweet Potato Bites which is very similar to this recipe only it uses sweet potato wedges in place of the pita bread.

I haven’t made them in a while but I think I need to get to these this week!

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Oh so good….

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Who ran the Brooklyn Half yesterday? How was it?

What’s one thing you must have in your freezer?

Favorite go-to snack? Obviously an apply with peanut butter for me…

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. May 18, 2014, 11:16 am

    And now I’m going to have to find myself some mini pitas! Except I’ll have to find something to sub for the tomato sauce since that stuff destroys my stomach 😡 I seriously love anything that’s quick and easy, though — ain’t no one got time to spend ages in the kitchen! Which is why a banana slathered with almond butter and sprinkled with chocolate chips is the perfect snack — ready in under 1 minute and delicious as all hell 😀
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 18, 2014, 11:39 am

      Peanut butter and a fruit on top of these pitas work real nice too…I hear you on the tomato sauce – maybe just a drop wouldn’t be an issue? Otherwise, barbeque sauce and cheese is another nice combo….I am all about easy and quick and a banana with peanut butter and chocolate chips is so fast yet decadent I could live on the stuff.

  • Hilary May 18, 2014, 11:25 am

    That is such a great idea! I am so impressed haha, wish I would have thought of it myself!
    My favorite go to snack is some greek yogurt and peanut butter!
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  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures May 19, 2014, 6:25 am

    Ok but seriously, I thrived on Bagel Bites growing up. I’d microwave those puppies and then pop them into my mouth before they were cool enough to eat. The mouth burn was always worth it. NOW, though? I wouldn’t be caught dead eating one of those things! So awesome that your kiddo gets to reap the benefits of your knowledge of health!! My mama was super awesome about it, but there are still some things I remember eating and think to myself, now, WOW how could I have eaten all that? LOL! These homemade mini pizza bites are DEFINITELY tastier than Bagel Bites!! GO YOU Meredith!! <3

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 19, 2014, 8:55 am

      I keep trying to comment on your post today and it keeps telling me the comment can’t be posted! It is making me angry because I keep writing to tell you about my work travels and how I once went to Atlanta lol

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven May 19, 2014, 9:29 am

    I used to love those things!!! Your healthy version look so much better though!!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 19, 2014, 11:30 am

      I wonder how much we would love the things we ate years ago if we tried them now- I bet our taste buds are so beyond those types of foods and would hate it! Just like Hostess and Entenmann’s snack cakes – the last time I tried one of my childhood favorites, it wasn’t as good as I remembered.