Country Lore: Blended Vegetable Pizza

A Minneapolis day care center operator describe how he conditioned children to eat vegetable pizza by serving them blended vegetable pizza first.

blended vegetable pizza

The kids balked at this, but not blended vegetable pizza.


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I was the only man with a home day care license in the Minneapolis area for 10 years. The kids loved the homemade pizza I served for lunch, but the picky eaters would balk at the sight of peppers, onions and mushrooms on the pizza.

To fix this problem and still provide a nutritious meal, I started putting the “offensive” ingredients in a blender along with the pizza sauce. The kids never noticed the addition of blended vegetables. As time went on, I added tiny chunks of the veggies to the pizza until the kids were comfortable with normally sliced toppings and could eat a vegetable pizza.

Tom Maggi
Minneapolis, Minnesota