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Black Bean Chicken Taco Pizza

Taco meets pizza in this favorite weeknight meal for kids and adults alike. Let everyone get as creative as they can, and bake up their own taco pizza to order. At only 9 WW® SmartPoints® value per serving, Flatout has you covered! Cumin spiced chicken baked on a crisp, wholegrain flatbread and topped with delicious ingredients is a win-win for the whole family.

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Bacon Black Bean Wrap

Git along, little doggies, here’s a hearty breakfast that’ll stick to your ribs!

It’s been a few years since I’ve been camping, but boy howdy, do I love it. I collect camping gear and hoard it in our basement, a kind of funky mix between hi-tech and vintage (I need my state of the art inflatable sleeping bag mattress, but also my vintage foldable picnic table and Coleman camping stove!)

We have two dogs who have never been camping with us, although I took one on an overnight to see how he would do. After jumping out of the car, immediately running into the woods, he came back filthy and, little did we know until much later, covered in ticks. Then he kept me up all night barking at deer (hopefully) outside the tent. It wasn’t exactly a relaxing experience, but the optimist in me really wants to try again! Being outside in nature, especially when you live in a congested city, makes it all worthwhile. Except for the ticks!

When you sleep outside or in a tent, sleeping bag mattress or not, breakfast tastes even better. A camping staple, the humble can of black beans can do no wrong, in my opinion. Just open a can and cook them over the open flames. Want to add a dried chili for flavor? Go right ahead. If you are like me, you’ll pre-cook your bacon so you don’t have a mess to clean up, which makes this wrap the easiest, most delicious meal ever. No waste, no plates needed, just pure flatbread fabulousness.

Flatout flatbreads make excellent traveling companions when camping in the great wilderness. Even the bag they come in can be used to pack out litter or dirty utensils from a campsite, once you eat all the flatbread.

This summer, get outside for a camping trip or two. Grab a couple cans of black beans, some flatbread, and leave your dogs at home bring your dogs so everyone can enjoy themselves! Oh and p.s. don’t forget the tick repellent.

-Amy at Flatout

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Very Veggie Nachos

These Very Veggie Nachos are a SmartPoints friendly delicious snack with plenty of flavor. Using baked wholegrain flatbread chips as the base pile on the veggies: tri-colored peppers, corn, black beans, avocado make for a healthy and tasty snack! We love our flatbread nachos, and you will too!

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The Sweetest Potato Wrap

Many vegetarian individuals who have diabetes struggle to find meal options that provide adequate protein without an abundance of carbohydrates. Wrap sandwiches can seem off limits for those with diabetes as they typically contain a high amount of carbohydrates and can elevated blood glucose levels. However, by swapping a traditional wrap for a fiber rich Flatout Flatbread, you can enjoy the sandwich you love without worry. This nutrient-packed recipe provides a healthy source of plant-based protein from the beans, while keeping the fiber high and the carbs lower than a traditional wrap sandwich. Enjoy this whole wrap as a meal or eat only half as a fiber rich snack for a diabetes friendly menu option your taste buds will love.

Since it’s meatless May around our house, or at least I’ve declared it to be, we are attempting to eat the rainbow, vegetable-wise, every single day. While it’s so easy to eat our browns and whites (hello chocolate cake and milk! hello flatbread and peanut butter!) this recipe gets us to eat our greens, purples, and oranges, which means lots of antioxidants and phyto nutrients to keep us healthy.

Let’s discuss the sweet potato, shall we? The first thing I think of is sweet potato casserole, that sticky, sort of gross Thanksgiving dish covered in nuts and marshmallows. Nope. The next thing I tend to think of is sweet potato fries: pretty good, but who needs another fried food to eat, really? I avoided the sweet potato for most of my life, I admit, because of that holiday casserole. But then I ate them roasted in a savory way, with a salsa verde and cumin, and I was an immediate sweet potato convert. The natural sweetness of the potato really shines when cooked without a lot of extra sugary glop.

This flatbread burrito recipe uses grated sweet potato as a quick alternative to slow roasting. Grating raw potato and sautéing it cooks up fast and makes it easy to roll up. It’s a favorite staple at our house; I cook up a big batch of filling to have on hand for easy flatbread lunches and dinners during the week. The red cabbage is for crunch, and the avocado adds a richness that makes meatless May an absolute breeze.

This recipe doesn’t need cheese, but you can add a crumbly queso fresco if you like. My better half has more difficulty going meatless than I do, so he likes to add cheese when he can. It makes him feel better, somehow. And I’m okay with that, as long as he’s eating lots of colorful vegetables, and low carb flatbread.

Amy at Flatout

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Spicy Black Bean Dip with Flatout Chips

Whether it’s a casual get-together or a special event, celebrations tend to revolve around food. If you have diabetes, this can add on a layer of stress to any social situation. Being unsure of what you can eat without having a negative impact on blood sugar levels may lead to you avoiding some of your favorite menu options. Finger foods and appetizers can often seem off limits, but they don’t have to be. By using Flatout Flatbread, you can create fiber-rich, reduced carbohydrate snack chips that can be enjoyed with any dip, such as this spicy black bean dip recipe. Having a lower carbohydrate appetizer option available allows you more freedom with your food selection throughout the remainder of the event.

Holy frijoles! Does Mexican food make you drool with excitement, like I do? Not only is it so totally satisfying, but it’s also a very nostalgic cuisine for this writer, who ate beans almost every night after class. There was this little Mexican place with a home made salsa bar in my college town, and many nights, I’d order bean dip and chips (I think it was under $1) and load my dip up with salsa from the bar and have that with the chips for dinner. Everyone who worked there, embarrassingly, knew my face, and exactly what I would order.

Now that I’m no longer a college kid, when we eat Mexican out, so many times we load up on tons of cheese and extras that push us over the edge of what we can comfortably handle. Resulting in, and I can speak from experience here, massive food guilt. I would have been just as happy with chips and dip! Oh, okay, a margarita, too. Who am I kidding?

Beans are a great way to get protein and fiber, and they are so inexpensive and easy to prepare if you have a few hours, or even a slowcooker. They’re not just for college kids anymore; sometimes they’re for post grads with student loans, or for that certain someone (me) who has resolved to go meatless 3 days a week. How fun would it be to pack along a homemade bean dip with chips you make in the oven with Flatout flatbread?

There’s a whole world of beautiful heirloom beans out there, too, besides the pintos and the navys. and with a little online searching, I’ve been able to find some great heirloom varieties that would also work well in this recipe. For this dip, I’m using black beans for popularity’s sake, but if you have other beans, fresh or canned, by all means use them. Make sure you watch the sodium levels in any canned bean you buy, and rinse them thoroughly before using.

And about the flatbread: if you’d like to brush each flatbread with a little olive oil or lime juice and dust with a sprinkle of chile powder before baking, go right ahead. It all depends on your preferred level of spice and how heartily you can fend off your coworkers advances when lunchtime arrives, as you are contentedly snacking away. Next week, you might have to bring a double recipe.

Amy at Flatout

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