Saturday, August 31, 2013

FAST Healthy Flat Bread Pizza

Flat bread pizzas are easy and fun to make, so be sure to include your kids in their creation! 

The first time I tried making homemade pizza was when stores started carrying those bagged lumps of low fat dough - but rolling that stuff out was crazy hard. The dough stuck to the rolling pin or stuck to the counter or insisted on shrinking, alien-like, back into a ball form, and no amount of flour, elbow grease and fake Italian curses helped. After two attempts at making them, my 'homemade pizza' phase ended. So when I saw it suggested that one could make pizza on plain old flat bread, I decided I had to try it.

Ingredients: 

1 Bag Whole Wheat or Multi-grain Smart Thins type flat bread. 
1 Jar Pizza Sauce
1 Bag shredded Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese.    
1 pack Turkey Pepperoni

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 

To start, open up your Flat Breads and separate into halves. Make as many or few as you like, but if you're making the whole bag, be ready to use more than one baking pan. These guys like their space. 


 Many little 'pizza to be's'... 

Spread some Pizza Sauce onto each one evenly. A small jar of Pizza Sauce like this one perfectly covers one whole bag (two pans worth) of Smart Thins.  


Neatly cover each piece with some shredded Mozzarella. 


Dust with a pinch of Oregano if you like. Add the Turkey Pepperoni. (Or, feel free to chop up a red and green pepper and use that instead. Hell, you can stick anything you want on them, at this point. Mushrooms, onions, etc.) (No..you can't use bacon.) (I said NO.) 

Turkey Pepperoni can usually be found near your deli counter and also by the 'make it yourself' pizza stuff. The store brand is fine...Boar's Head was on sale. (Everything was on sale *boggles*) 


(You can sprinkle some Parmesan Cheese on top when they come out of the oven, but keep in mind that does add fat and calories to your healthy pizza. My husband adds it. I do not. Everyone is happy!) 

Stick both pans in the oven and bake at 425 for 15 minutes.


Pull them out and eat them! 
Unless you are a bottomless pit like my husband, three of these guys will stuff you, and they're half the fat and calories of a slice of frozen pizza. 

I'd love to see pictures of your kids making these things! Please feel free to email them to Theserialqueen@gmail.com and I'll feature them there!!