Healthy Children - December 2013


Here, Here for Holiday Cheer!

The holidays can be a great opportunity to spend time reconnecting with your children after a busy school year and work schedule. Take time to catch up with your son and daughter while you decorate the house or prepare this simple, healthy calzone.

Ingredients for calzones

  • 1 16-ounce container of frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 cup pizza or marinara sauce


  1. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Divide bread dough into eight sections.
    Place dough on lightly floured surface, then cover with a towel.
  2. To prepare the filling, cook the vegetables and garlic in a small amount of boiling water for
    3 minutes, then drain.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the vegetables with the egg, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and Italian seasoning.
  4. Roll each piece of dough into a 6-inch circle. Fill each circle with 1/3 cup of filling. Moisten
    the edges of the dough with water, then fold in half before sealing edges and pricking the top with a fork.
  5. Place calzones on baking sheet. Brush with water and add more Parmesan, then bake in a
    375-degree oven 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Heat pizza sauce in a pan and serve alongside calzones.

Nutritional Information

Servings: 8
Calories: 264
Carbohydrate: 34g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 16g
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 503mg