Kids will love this take on a 2 minute Pizza! Plus, its budget-friendly and filling. Great for lunch or an after-school quick snack.
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Kids will love this take on a 2 minute Pizza! Ideal for a quick lunch served hot or in a lunchbox, or great for an after school snack.
Plus, its budget-friendly, the ingredients in these mini-muffins-in-a-mug are just to give you some ideas. Use anything you have in the fridge or some left-overs.
olive oil, coconut oil or butter, for greasing
some red things: cherry tomatoes, halved; diced red capsicum
some green things, like tiny florets of raw broccoli
some sweetness: frozen peas, a tablespoon of pumpkin or sweet potato purée
some pizza flavour: 1–2 olives, pitted and chopped
some meat: cooked bacon bits, ham, shredded roast chicken
grated cheese or crumbled feta
Rub the insides of two mugs with a little oil or butter. Now hand them over to the kids and invite them to add whatever ingredients they like until the mug is half-full. Cover the mug (I use a saucer or small plate) and heat in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
Now get the kids to crack an egg into their cup(s) and sprinkle over the cheese. They can then stir the lot with a fork. Microwave again for another 30–60 seconds.
The kids can assemble all the ingredients in a ramekin and then crack an egg over the top and sprinkle over some cheese. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 15 minutes.
Make the muggins in a microwave-safe container and, once cooled, top with the lid.
Are microwaves okay?
The science says they don’t kill nutrients any more than boiling. Indeed, some studies show
they retain more nutrients than other cooking methods. Nor do they radiate you. They use a
form of non-ionising radiation (it can’t directly break up atoms or molecules). Just stand back
a little (1 metre) when it’s in use to avoid the EMFs (electromagnetic fields) and don’t put
plastic in there. Use glass or ceramic containers instead.