Pizza is a favorite food for almost everyone! For me, it’s the go-to dinner on Friday nights (Woo hoo! TGIF!). I love pizza, but I don’t love the fact that it can be loaded with calories and lacking in nutrition. The good news is, we can still have our beloved pizza (and eat it too!).
The crust is often what makes or breaks a pizza. Toppings and cheese tend to be pretty standard, but the crust can be a little more difficult to perfect in both nutrition and taste. Instead of kneading and rolling out my own homemade dough, this week’s pick is a ready-made alternative that makes an amazing pizza crust: Flatout® Multi-Grain with Flax Flat Bread. The super NuVal® score of 60 caught my eye in the deli area of the store, to the point where I stopped in my tracks to learn how this could be. This variety of Flatout® is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (from the flaxseeds), high in fiber, made with 100% whole wheat and has 9g of protein per flatbread! But, would it pass my pizza crust taste test?
I experimented with this Sausage and Pepper Flatbread recipe, and it turned out great! I’ve used the Multi-Grain with Flax Flat Breads time and time again with family and friends, which also allows everyone to make their own personal pizza creation. In addition to pizza, these Flatouts® make wonderful wraps, melts and quesadillas. Click here for tons of fun Flatout® recipes!
What will you make with this fabulous Flatout® Multi-Grain with Flax Flat Bread? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below, and you will be entered to win a $5 Festival Foods Gift Card! (BONUS: Get a double entry if you comment on our Facebook page as well!). A winner will be chosen on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by 3pm CT. Happy eating!
Nutritional Information for 1 flatbread:
Total Fat 2.5g (Saturated 0g, Trans 0g)
Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 8g, Sugars 1g)
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%,
Ingredients: Water, Whole Wheat Flour, Oat Fiber, Wheat Gluten, Grain Blend (Cut Wheat, Wheat Bran, Cut Rye, Corn Meal, Barley Grits, Bulgar Wheat, Steel Cut Oats, Oat Flakes, Yellow Corn Grits, Barley Flakes, Rye Chops, Hulled Millet, Wheat Flakes), Flax Seed Meal, Soybean Oil, Contains Less Than 2 % Of Each Of The Following: Maltitol, Sugar, Liquid Brown Sugar, Wheat Protein Isolate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Fumaric Acid, Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Propionate), Wheat Flour, Yeast, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Calcium Peroxide, Enzymes.
Contains: Wheat And Soybeans. Manufactured In A Facility That Also Processes Products Containing Milk.
Disclaimer: We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival Foods locations.
Lauren Lindsley is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and is certified by the state of WI.