Key ingredient: Whole Wheat Naan Bread (found in the bakery department)
Nutrition benefits: The whole wheat version of Naan bread offers added fiber and nutrients but is very low in fat. It can easily be pared with nutrient-rich food such as vegetable soups or stews or as a snack with hummus and veggies. Our recipes below use the Naan bread as a “pizza crust” topped with colorful ingredients and grilled for a quick summertime dinner.
Money Saving Tip: Naan bread has no preservatives so keep them in your freezer so they don’t spoil. Place them in a zip lock bag for added protection.
#1 – Grilled Vegetable Pizza
Makes 4 servings
2 whole wheat Naan breads - $2.99
¼ cup prepared pesto - $0.87
1 T. Meijer olive oil – on hand
Coarse salt, optional – on hand
Pepper – on hand
4 cups roasted vegetables
Baby portabella mushrooms - $2.00
Grape tomatoes - $1.00
Zucchini - $0.63
2 cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese - $2.50
- To roast vegetables place on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Spring with coarse salt and pepper. Roast in a 425° oven for 10-20 minutes until vegetable become tender and lightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Preheat grill on medium-high. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto sauce on each of the naan breads. Top evenly with fresh mozzarella slices and roasted vegetables.
- Spray heavy-duty foil with nonstick spray; place on grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place naan pizzas on foil; cover grill. Cook 7-9 minutes, occasionally checking for flare-ups, until toasted but not burnt.
- Quarter pizza; serve immediately.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 441, Total fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 897mg, Carbohydrate: 29g, Fiber: 7g, Protein: 27g