If you're reading this you probably already know- I love pizza. Yep, dietitians are human too. But not only do I not always want to be all fancy and spend my whole night prepping the dough, I also don't always want to eat a pizza whose calorie count would make a sumo wrestler cry. (Hello- I've gotta save some calories for dessert, duh). Cue the Flatout. Have I mentioned lately that I love this stuff?
Prep time= 2 minutes (just enough time to cue up Homeland on your TV).
Calories= 120 (that's the equivalent of about a large apple, people).
Protein= 5 gm (that's the equivalent of about a 1/2 cup of chickpeas).
Taste= priceless (yes, I just referenced the 2006 Mastercard commercials).
I first tried a version of this pizza in Crested Butte, CO at the BOMB of a restaurant called Secret Stash. If you haven't been, you can stop reading. JK. But really- go soon. Crested Butte is awesome and I'm not even a ski person. Their version of this is called The Notorious FIG. RIP BIG. It was the winner of the world pizza challenge.
Plug- if you recruit judges for this challenge- I AM IN- YOU DONT EVEN HAVE TO PAY ME.
Ok, back to my flat bread. So anyways, this pizza is freaking good and I dream about it on the reg. So I decided to throw my RD twist on it and give it a try in my own kitchen. And what do you know... it was actually really good!!! Healthy eating at its' finest.
Skinny Fig Goat Cheese Flat Bread
- 2 Flatout Flatbread Pizza Crusts
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 ounce goat cheese
- 1/4 cup dried figs, halved if whole
- 4 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
- 1/4 cup kale (can sub for arugula or spinach)
- Parmesan and red pepper flakes to top
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place Flatouts on a baking sheet. Pre-bake crust for 2 minutes.
- Spray (or spread) 1 teaspoon of olive oil onto each crust. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
- Sprinkle each Flatout with 1/4 cup mozzarella.
- Spoon 1/2 ounce goat cheese onto each crust in small clumps evenly on top of the mozzarella.
- Divide figs in half and place each half evenly onto each crust.
- Sprinkle crumbled bacon evenly onto each crust.
- Bake again for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Top each Flatout with an even amount of kale. Season with Parmesan and red pepper flakes.