Busy mornings can be challenging. But a balanced breakfast with protein and fiber is a great way to start your day. Preparing such a breakfast doesn’t have to be time consuming or stressful. Thanks to the versatility of Flatout Flatbreads, you can easily whip up a delicious breakfast packed full of fiber and protein in very little time. In fact, this Flatout Ham & Cheese Quiche Spiral recipe can be made in advance and then stored in your refrigerator or freezer to be quickly reheated as the perfect grab-and-go option on even the busiest of mornings. At 3 SmartPoints® value, each quiche is a good source of fiber and an excellent source of protein. Pair it with some fresh fruit and be on your way!
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Loaded with crisp veggies, this ultra flavorful flatbread wrap deserves to be in your lunchbox on a regular basis. This flatbread also makes a wonderful road trip sandwich, so you can forget stopping at sketchy greasy spoons or fast food joints; roll up a couple of these babies, load them up in your cooler with some fun drinks, and hit the road. If you run out? Hit a grocery store and make some more, easy.
Growing up, my mom was (and still is) an artist, but way back then, she and my dad would exhibit and sell her work at traveling outdoor art shows all over the country. Because we had a van, I got to go along on weekends, so I basically grew up on the road, as an art fair brat. My mom would pack a red and white cooler full of sandwiches she had made, stock it with fruit and potato chips, and that would sit up front between my parents’ seats. When someone got hungry, she’d simply fish out half a sandwich of their preferred variety, and no one had to stop for anything but bathroom breaks and gas. That cooler is still in use, to this day, keeping her snacks fresh and at the ready.
Now that I think about it, there wasn’t a fraction of the road food options that there are these days, and eating on the road mostly meant sitting down in a restaurant or eating hamburgers, which quickly got old (and expensive.) I’d like to think that my mom and dad were doing their best to feed us healthy food while being as efficient as possible with the fewest stops and the least amount of money spent. Besides which, they often drove at night, so I usually travelled in my pajamas; that would have made for an awkward dining experience at any traditional, sit-down restaurant.
Now that there are so many fast food and fast casual choices while driving across the country, it’s tempting to take advantage of them on the way to a destination. But with a little planning, I’ve learned that making my own wraps and snacks, especially with flatbread, allows me to save money, time, and SmartPoints for when I really want them. Besides all that, they make delicious flatbread sandwiches. And I have my mom and dad to thank!
-Amy at Flatout
No plane ticket needed, just turn on the oven and bake up a flatbread tropical paradise in mere minutes. This spicy, Hawaiian style flatbread pizza is a great solution for a weeknight dinner that’s SmartPoints friendly. Thin crust flatbread, juicy pineapple, thick cut Canadian bacon…eating well never tasted so good! Put on a grass skirt and start swaying to the music in our sweet new video:
When only a grilled ham and cheese will do, make the ultimate, the king and queen of grilled ham and cheeses, the venerable Monte Cristo. Just grab a skillet and cook up the best tasting quesadilla style sandwich around. Big on ham and cheese, and SmartPoints friendly: a match made in Monte Cristo heaven! Watch how fun and easy it is to make something this delicious:
Even though I love dessert, I’m not too big a fan about sweet things in food I eat outside of dessert. For example, I rarely mix sweet flavors and meat, but this flatbread recipe for a spicy, Hawaiian style pizza really works. I didn’t really enjoy this pizza until a chef I used to work with puréed the fresh pineapple into the tomato sauce, in what I discovered to be a stroke of brilliance. Gone were the mushy, hot chunks of pineapple, and in its place, a spicy zesty tomato sauce with a subtle sweet fruitiness. Perfection!
Pineapples can be found in abundance in the wintertime, so I make this flatbread recipe using whatever bits of pineapple won’t fit in my big container once I cut up the largest pineapple I can find. And because I hate to waste even a little pineapple, I make a fermented beverage called tepache with the core and the skin of the fruit. Super easy and made with piloncillo sugar, some cloves, a stick of cinnamon, and fennel or anise seeds, tepache is delicious and has lots of healthy probiotics. And the best part is, it tastes like liquid pineapple!
It’s so cold here, and overtime a storm is forecast in the weather report, I run to the store and grab the ingredients to make this, along with the usual eggs, milk, and bread. I can’t help it! The next time you’re at the store, grab some Flatout flatbreads and a couple big pineapples and try this pizza. It will propel you right out of those winter blues, no matter the weather, and transport you to a tropical destination, I promise.
-Amy at Flatout