If you think fat and flour when you think of pizza – think again. I recently tried Flatout Flat Breads as an alternative to pizza crust, thanks in part to a generous sample package sent by Flatouts coupled with a hankering for some healthy pizza.
Pizza can be a nutritious delivery vehicle for vegetables, although thick, doughy crust – while no doubt delicious – renders traditional pizza a “sometimes” food for the health conscious crowd.
Now, if you’re looking to make pizza an “everyday” food – check out Flatouts. These “low-carb, high-fiber flatbreads” have between 90-120 calories with anywhere from 3-9 grams of fiber per serving, depending on the variety and flavor.
Here are two quick pizza meals with Flatouts – recipes created from ingredients you can find in any refrigerator, and ended up with a Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza and a Butternut Squash Chicken Flatbread Pizza.
Both pizzas took less than 5 minutes to assemble, a mere 5 minutes to cook. Go ahead, try these two flatbread recipes out for yourself, and start putting more pizza pizazz into your daily dinners!
Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza
- 1 Flatout Light Garden Spinach flatbread
- 1 Tbs pesto
- 1/2 cup sliced artichoke hearts
- 2 Tbs diced sun-dried tomato
- 2 Tbs feta cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Bake Flatout on rack for 4 minutes. Remove Flatout and spread pesto over the flatbread. Top with artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomato. Sprinkle with 2 Tbs feta cheese. Bake for 5 minutes.
275 calories, 14 g fat, 535 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 18 g fiber, 17 g protein
Butternut Squash Chicken Pizza
- 1 Flatout Honey Wheat flatbread
- 1/2 cup pureed, cooked, seasoned butternut squash
- 2 cups fresh, loosely packed baby spinach
- 1/4 cup diced cooked chicken breast
- 1/4 cup sliced red onions
- 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Bake Flatout on rack for 4 minutes. Remove Flatout and spread pureed, cooked, seasoned butternut squash over the flatbread. Top with baby spinach, diced cooked chicken breast and 1/4 cup sliced red onions. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 minutes.
250 calories, 6 g fat, 250 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein
*Nutrition analysis does not reflect added salt or pepper to taste