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$10 Thursday: Grilled Naan Pizzas

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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

 

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Quarter pizza; serve immediately.

 

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 441, Total fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 897mg, Carbohydrate: 29g, Fiber: 7g, Protein: 27g

 

Total Cost = $9.99

 

#2 – Summer BBQ Chicken Pizza

Makes 4 servings

 

2 whole wheat Naan breads - $2.99

1 large sweet onion, sliced thinly - $0.81

1 T. Meijer olive oil – on hand

2 cups shredded chicken breast – $2.99

1 cup Meijer barbecue sauce – $1.19

1 cup reduced fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese – $1.25

½ cup fresh basil, chopped – on hand

 

  1. In a large skillet, sauté onion in 1 T. olive oil for 3-5 minutes, until caramelized.
  2. Place the shredded chicken in a bowl and mix in the barbecue sauce.  Heat or microwave to warm.  Top naan bread with chicken mixture, caramelized onions and cheese.
  3. 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.
  4. Top pizza with basil, cut and serve immediately.

 

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 459, Total fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 970mg, Carbohydrate: 35g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 41g.

 

Serve with:  Fresh Veggie Strips - $0.75

 

Total Cost:  $9.98

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