Make It Your Way Meals👨‍🍳👩‍🍳

Make It Your Way Meals👨‍🍳👩‍🍳

January 29, 2021

Build your own meals are a great way to get your kids to try new foods while getting them involved in the cooking preparation process.  Your child can see the different ingredients you are choosing and may even decide to try similar ones themselves.  Encouragements such as, “I love the taste and crunch of peppers, would you like to try one as well?” or “These mushrooms are delicious, would you like to put one on the corner of your pizza to see if you like it?” are great ways to help expose your children to new or previously rejected foods.  This type of meal allows all family members to feel autonomous in their food choices and quantities.  I’ve included some of my favourite build your own meals below.  Check out our Family Fiesta Meal (coming soon) for delicious build your own fajitas and family fun games night! 


Personal Pita Pizza 

Greek Pita Pizza (Dinner For Two) - Chocolate Moosey

  • Marinara sauce
  • Pesto
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced red onions
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced peppers 
  • Spinach
  • Sliced grilled chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Give everyone a pita and allow them to add sauce, cheese and whatever toppings they like.
  3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and vegetables have softened.
  4. Let cool and enjoy!


Custom Rice/Rice Noodle Bowls

Vegan Buddha Bowl Three Ways | The Minimalist Vegan 

  • Brown rice or brown rice noodles
  • Sliced peppers
  • Shredded carrots
  • Chopped green onions 
  • Shredded kale
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Sesame seeds
  • Protein choice: grilled salmon, chicken, beef, tofu or edamame
  • Sauce choice: teriyaki, bbq, chipotle, etc.
  1. Allow the family to pick toppings and prepare their own bowl.
  2. Add your protein and sauce of choice.
  3. Enjoy!

Eat well, be well

Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome GO