I am so excited to be partnering with the American Dairy Association this month to share a fun Back To School Dairy Fuel recipe. These Pizza Pinwheels are made with yogurt and cheese and make great lunches or after school snacks.
Do you remember school lunches as a child? Now I'm sure school lunches have come a long way since I was in school, but I just remember them not being my favorite. I always wonder how many school lunches end up in the trash just because it isn't something the kids do not like.
We have our three kids bring a bagged lunch to school most days because we like that they can choose what they will eat for the day. They do request these Reese's Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies quite often.
My kids like that they can pick different foods every day, and they like choosing how much of something they can eat. I can tell just how much they are growing by watching how much they want to eat each week.
Our kids are old enough now to pack their own lunches in the morning. Most days I just have to help warm the Chicken Noodle Soup or fill up containers with Veggie Pasta Salad if that's what they pick. They definitely are not big sandwich eaters, so I always have to have different lunch options on hand for them to choose from.
By keeping an eye on what they pack in the morning, I can make sure they aren't sneaking extra cookies or cake in their bag. We try to encourage them to eat more fruits, veggies, yogurts, and cheese.
These healthy choices help keep them fuller throughout the day, and they also provide the energy my kids need to stay focused on their school work.
This past week I wanted to try something new for lunches and our after school snack time. Our family loves eating pizza, so I incorporated those flavors into a fun pinwheel. I love being able to add yogurt and shredded cheese to the cream cheese for an added boost of protein.
Those extra proteins help keep my kids healthy and awake while they are learning at school or playing on the playground.
Did you know that most people do not get the recommended servings of dairy each day? In fact, each person usually needs one more serving a day than what they actually consume.
These pinwheels are great finger foods which kids of all ages love. There is just something about small bite sized food that is just so much fun to eat.
These easy pizza rolls are great for school lunches, after school snacks, mid night snacking, or tailgate parties.
Protein from the yogurt & cheese and lots of veggies make these a pretty healthy snack option for any time. Cheese tastes great, and it helps people eat more of the right foods.
I love how easy these Pizza Pinwheels can be made to your taste. Feel free to put your favorite toppings in with the cheese mixture, then serve these on a plate with fun toothpicks.
Honestly, they will disappear in a hurry, and you will feel great knowing you helped everyone get another serving of dairy for the day.
Not only does this sound delicious, but I also think it is relatively healthy. Especially if you use whole wheat tortillas and turkey pepperoni. Thanks for this great idea.
Just want you to know that these have been a hit every time I make them for our church potluck. I used the food processor to chop up everything when I'm making that big of a recipe.
These look like they would be perfect for the House Concert pot lucks that I attend. It sometimes takes me more than an hour to get there. I think these would hold up well. I have one question about the size of the tortillas. I'm assuming large, like for a burrito.
I think that I used the 8 or 10 inch size tortillas. Any size would really work, you just might need to adjust the inside ingredients. I hope you enjoy them.
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
I love pizza anything! This sounds great! Saw it on Ahalogy and pinned it!!
I'm going to try these without olives as I don't like them but banana peppers instead and maybe some diced ham tossed in. Other than that sounds absolutely amazing. Thanks for the recipe
I most definitely will be making these! Anything that has the words pizza or cream cheese gets my vote. But, I am unsure about one thing. The recipe says to use garlic powder, but the instructions say garlic salt. Which one is it? Thanks!
Thank you for catching that for me. I typed the one wrong. The recipe has been fixed to say powder in both places. I hope you enjoy the mini pizzas.
These sound delicious! My kids...actually my entire family will love them! Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic recipe, as we are always looking for new ideas 🙂