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Corn Cilantro Pesto Pizza

Abbey Sharp from Abbey’s Kitchen knows that healthy eating is all about making beautiful food with tons of colorful veggies and lean protein. Flatout flatbreads are the perfect thing for her trio of pizza recipes she makes outside on the grill. We love them all so much, there’s no way we can pick a favorite; it’s a win-win-win!

Abbey makes three delicious flatbread pizzas, so be sure to get the recipes for her other flatbreads: the Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Pizza, and BBQ Chicken Pizza with Pineapples and Red Onion. They will not disappoint!

This vibrant flatbread pizza is zesty, fun, and full of fresh flavor. A quick cilantro pesto lays a perfect foundation for briny feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and slices of avocado.

Thanks, Abbey!

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Salmon Nori Wrap

This post is not sponsored by Groupon, I swear! In fact, it might be a warning. I will admit: I get into serious trouble with Groupon, and Groupon gets me into trouble, often. These are two separate things! Sometimes, in the morning over coffee (or late at night if I can’t sleep) I will peruse Groupon for sweet deals, just like they want me to. Usually, I’ll buy a deal or two, especially if it’s a restaurant that I want to try in my neighborhood, or a new local yoga place. (I love being able to walk to yoga.) Sounds innocent enough, right? Until I accidentally buy more than one of something in a computer mishap. And until I forget about the deals I bought and at the last minute, almost ninety days later, my better half and I are scrambling around trying to use them all up before they expire. That creates a major headache for us, which is doubled, because my better half, in his frugal moments, buys Groupons too.

Just this weekend it happened: three months after one of our buying sprees. I had a perfectly good filet of salmon sitting out to thaw, ready for dinner. Everyone was working away, minding their own business. Until: “Uh-oh,” he says. “What?” I respond. “Our Groupon is about to expire.” We look at each other with terror for a moment, then race out the door to claim our giant bag of fried fish. This happened! The salmon went uncooked, and I grilled it off to make a flatbread recipe or two once we were feeling repentant for having consumed a giant bag of fried fish.

But oh, the luxuries of having enough leftover grilled salmon from the weekend to be able to concoct this divine little flatbread wrap today, using nori, a toasted sheet of pressed seaweed, inside the flatbread. Wasabi flavored mayonnaise makes it hurt just a little. Ingenious! Lots of flavors, loads of texture, and no fried fish in sight, all thanks to Groupon.

-Amy at Flatout

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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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Chicken and Cheddar Flatbread Quesadilla

For an athlete, but especially an athlete with diabetes, consuming a well-balanced snack to refuel after an intense workout is key. And an option that’s portable so you can take it with you on the run is even better. This recipe provides it all! The combination of the chicken and cheese provide your body with the protein it needs to build and repair muscle, while the rich fiber and whole grain content of the Flatout flatbread provides a source of slow digested carbohydrates to stabilize blood sugar levels. The healthy fat content from the avocado provides an additional source of nutrients and fiber making this a delicious post-workout snack you can enjoy often.

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BAE Breakfast Wrap

Seems like people still use the word “bae” every once in awhile when talking about their significant others. A shortened version of “babe,” most likely, although someone eventually suggested that it may also stand for before anyone else. Well, that sounds a little awkward, too, in my opinion, though I’m hardly the final word on all things on the internet.

If I were, in my book, “bae” would stand for Bacon, Avocado and Egg, the holy trinity of good breakfasts. . Eating breakfast is an important part of having enough energy to having enough energy throughout the day for all the things you need to do. We need it more than coffee, trust me.

Personally, I love some protein in the morning, especially savory protein, so this flatbread wrap gets me super excited to face the day. Juicy cherry tomatoes, (which are so plentiful this time of year) silky avocado, and crispy turkey bacon wrapped around scrambled eggs and tucked into a whole grain flatbread? Breakfast perfection! Cook up some bacon over the weekend, and all you have to do is scramble an egg in the morning.

I roll mine up in some waxed paper to take with me on the way to work, and I have to say, it really travels well! Little kids like these too, which comes in handy if you have to make someone scuttle off to school in a hurry every morning.

Make this wrap for yourself, your bae, your sweetheart, your carpool driver, or your co-worker: basically anyone you know who tends to skip that all-important morning meal. They might just have a better day because of it. Besides, you can say it stands for before anything else, because eating breakfast is that important!

Your flatbread bae,
-Amy at Flatout

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