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Toss out the pepperoni and pick up — or just start picking — some fresh blueberries to make a nutritious dessert the whole family will love. This blueberry pizza is filled with not only Vitamin C, but also flavor adults and children are sure to enjoy.

Blueberry dessert pizzas serve up healthy dose of fun for whole family


Ask children what's their favorite food and chances are they'll say, "Pizza!"

Blueberry Dessert Pizza is a great way for children to have fun creating awesome pizzas to enjoy as a snack or dessert.

Kids get a nutrition boost as well as great flavor and fun from these special pizzas. Blueberries are a good source of vitamin C and fiber — so let them toss on a few more.

Fresh blueberries are available just about all year long, with the supply peaking in the summer.

Frozen, dried and canned blueberries also are available year-round for flavorful, healthful family treats.

Blueberries are good for adults, too. With only 80 calories per cup, blueberries are high in antioxidants that fight disease, including heart disease and some forms of cancer.

Serve them on cereal, mixed into yogurt and scattered over ice cream.

To find more blueberry health information and recipes, go to www.ushbc.org.



Blueberry Dessert Pizza

1 (10-inch) flour tortilla

˝ teaspoon butter, softened

3 teaspoons sugar, divided

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

˝ cup whipped cream cheese

˝ cup fresh blueberries

˝ cup mixed fruit

(such as grape halves and

mandarin oranges)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Place tortilla on an ungreased baking sheet and spread with butter.

In a cup, combine one teaspoon of the sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over the tortilla. Bake until edges just begin to brown for three to four minutes.

Remove to a plate. In a small bowl, combine the remaining two teaspoons of sugar with the cream cheese.

Spread evenly over the tortilla. Arrange blueberries and other fruit on top. Serve immediately.

Recipe yields two portions.

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