Children's Hospital Colorado

Mini Veggie Pizza Post-Game Snack Recipe

A close-up of green peppers, tomatoes, garlic and mushrooms on a cutting board.

The game is over, and it’s not quite time for lunch or dinner. But you may want to consider making a fun alternative snack of mini veggie pizzas to refuel your young athlete after a long game.

Just follow the directions below.

Recipe time:

Allow for 15 minutes of preparation before you leave for the game.

What you will need:

  • 8 mini bagels (try choices with fiber)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (Part skim mozzarella)
  • 1 cup chopped veggies (Note: bright colored veggies offer great nutrition)

How to make:

Split each bagel and add 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce onto each half. Top with your favorite veggies (i.e. bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.) and divide the cheese evenly over each mini pizza. When you get home from the game, broil your already prepared mini pizzas until cheese is bubbly.

You have made a healthy, vegetarian alternative to a traditional delivery pizza.

Nutritional information* per 1 bagel prepared or per serving
Calories 220
Fat 6g
Carbohydrates 28g
Protein 13g
Fiber 1-2g
Servings 8

*Source: Calorie King

Get more healthy recipes and resources from the Weight Management Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Learn more about sports nutrition.

Written by the Sports Medicine team at Children's Hospital Colorado.