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Roasted Spring Veggie Wrap

When I was little, my grandmother would make a Schaum torte in the spring, almost always for Easter, because in those days spring was the only time you could get fresh strawberries. For those of you who are curious, Schaum torte is a very light, ethereal cake made with meringue, whipped cream, and fresh sliced strawberries. It’s pure heaven to eat, so it was always gobbled up as soon as it was served, without any leftovers. Maybe that’s why I revere the cake so much, because it was so short-lived and never lasted until the next day.

Anyways, thanks to technology, almost every fruit or vegetable can be found at any time of the year, for better or for worse. Those strawberries you see in January? Well, they’re usually not very good. More white than red, they don’t even have a flavor, am I right? And baby carrots in the bag? Ugh. Those aren’t “baby,” they’re just enormous carrots filed down to size in a big machine. Who wants that? But in the spring, carrots are glorious. Most produce just tastes better when it’s eaten in season.

Being the food lover that I am, to me spring also means spring vegetables: tender greens and asparagus, baby carrots, peas. Usually at this point in the year, I don’t ever care to see another potato or brussel sprout ever again, bacon or no. I’m ready for different flavors and textures, that’s all. I know that come winter, brussel sprouts will return to my menu’s rotation, but for now, I’m dreaming of salad greens, some goat cheese, and tender roasted vegetables. This flatbread has all those things and more: a crunch that comes from toasted sliced almonds for some extra texture and protein. Getting all your veggies in is easy with this delicious recipe! And at 7 WW® SmartPoints® value per serving, it’s a recipe that’s easy to make part of your weekly menu!

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Avocado Flatbread Four Ways

My house today, a one act play.

(A, chewing.)

G: What’re you eating?

A: Wheat toast with chocolate spread. (swallows)

G: I didn’t know we had chocolate spread.

A: We do. (bites toast)
G: Is there some secret stash of chocolate spread?
A: (silence)

The end.

Sometimes, it may feel like a chocolate kind of day. That’s where flatbread comes in. And avocados. I think of avocados as nature’s chocolate spread. This recipe for toasted avocado flatbread is silky, rich, satisfying, a powerhouse of nutrients, and best of all, shareable with your significant other.

One bite, and you’ll fall in love with this toasted flatbread, piled high with enough healthy ingredients to keep things interesting. And feel free to change it up as you see fit, or what’s in your fridge. It’s all about variety and creativity.

Next time I’m faced with a not-so great day, maybe I’ll ditch the spread, and see what happens. I know someone in my house will be happy to share.

-Amy at Flatout

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