Celebrate Friendsgiving with Healthy Cranberry Gyro Pizzas

Nov 10 2016
Kick off the holiday season, Friendsgiving style! Just like the name implies, Friendsgiving is a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving with your best pals. (It doesn't have to happen on the 24th. Any date during the season will do!) Here's everything you need for a fantastic Friendsgiving, including a BREAKOUT pizza recipe and a money-saving coupon. Yay!

HG's Top Tips for a Healthy Friendsgiving

Bring on the lean meat. Turkey is classic and totally tasty! Stick with skinless white meat to keep calories in check. Another surprisingly lean and seriously delicious pick? Lamb! The average 3-oz. portion of cooked lamb loin has just 175 calories. Not baaaaaad!

Veg out. Don't forget about salads and veggie sides. All that fiber will fill you up, so you'll eat less of the calorie-dense dishes. For an easy side with holiday flair, toss chopped kale with some sweetened dried cranberries, and marinate overnight in light raspberry vinaigrette. Mmmmm...

Take a trot. Start or end your Friendsgiving day with a group stroll! You'll burn some extra calories and have fun doing it.

Flat is where it's at. A Friendsgiving feast doesn't have to be traditional, so why not serve crowd-friendly pizza?! But skip the deep dish and other heavy crusts. Instead, use Flatout Flatbread as your base! Need some recipe inspiration? Keep reading...

Join Hungry Girl and Friends for a Prize-Happy Twitter Party

Mark your calendar for this Tuesday, November 15th, at 4pm PT/7pm ET. Flatout and the American Lamb Board will be hosting a virtual Friendsgiving, and HG Lisa will be a special guest for the first half hour! Come hang out, ask questions, and win prizes. Search and use the hashtag #FlatoutLamb to join! See you there... Happy Friendsgiving, everyone! And now, here's that pizza recipe we promised you...
HG's Healthy Cranberry Gyro Pizzas Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (1 mini pizza): 129 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 482mg sodium, 11g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 13g protein

SmartPoints®
value 4*

A Flatout Foldit is the perfect pizza crust! And lamb, sweet cranberries, and flavorful feta are fantastic toppers. This recipe serves two, so you can easily multiply it to serve a crowd of any size...

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Sauce

1 1/2 tbsp. fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 tbsp. fat-free milk

1 tsp. finely chopped fresh mint leaves

1/8 tsp. lemon juice

Dash garlic powder

Dash each salt and black pepper

 

Pizza

One 2-oz. raw boneless lamb loin chop cutlet, trimmed of excess fat

1 Flatout Hungry Girl Exclusive 100% Whole Wheat with Flax FoldIt Flatbread

Dash each salt and black pepper

2 tbsp. finely chopped spinach leaves

2 tbsp. crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

1 tbsp. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 tsp. sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients until uniform.

Pound lamb to 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook lamb for about 2 minutes per side, until evenly seared.

Thinly slice lamb. Cut flatbread in half to make two round crusts. Top crusts with spinach, feta, mozzarella, lamb, and chopped cranberries.

Bake until mozzarella has melted, crusts have lightly browned, and lamb is cooked through, 8 - 10 minutes.

Drizzle with sauce.

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

Savings Alert: Save $1 on Flatout Flatbread

A Twitter party with prizes, a brand-new recipe... and now a cash-saving coupon! Click here to download your savings, and hit the supermarket STAT to stock up!

Chew on this:

Today, November 10th, is National Vanilla Cupcake Day. Why have an ordinary vanilla cupcake when you could have a Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cupcake? Exactly!

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