I was recently introduced to the ever wonderful Middle Eastern bread called Naan. I had seen it numerous times in the store but at quick glance saw that the basic nutritional values were around 150 calories, 3.5g of fat and 3g of fiber for 1/2 of a slice. At a glance, it just seemed kind of "high" to me in "points" so I tossed it aside. Still, I would see posts here and there, people (especially those trying to eat healthy) talking about the Naan bread.
I'm not even sure who's blog I saw it on, I know it was a man's so I'm kind of wondering if it wasn't Sean's Blog (see below listing) that mentioned making pizza with the Naan. I quickly asked, "Well isn't it kind of high for a slice of bread type thing?" and his answer was "It's really not if you realize how filing and how large the Naan is." He was beginning to lure me towards this delightfully new treat and I'm always looking for different ways to fill my belly so I figured, I'll take a closer look next time I shop.
I ended up finding the Tandoori Naan bread in whole wheat. The nutritional value for 1/2 slice was exactly as I listed above, making it 3 pts for 1/2 slice. But upon further investigation I started to realize, that meant I could use the entire slice for 6 points (high if you're going to add higher point items to the top but not so bad if that's your ENTIRE pizza). The wheels started turning and voila... this is the first of MANY "Naan Pizza" recipes to come! The key to the entire thing is loading the Naan up with tons of low fat, veggies, spices, etc. so the most points come from the crust. You can eat an entire Naan for your dinner/lunch without even being slightly worried! Truly!
Here's the my first attempt at a variation of, for lack of better words, Naan Pizza.
I have been craving spices lately, still am for some reason... I'll have to consult some of my food guru friends regarding this.. LOL.. but because of this craving and the fact that I had been "dining out" too often & making the less than "best" choices... I knew I had to fill up on something that would kill the craving without killing the points.
Here's what I ended up with....
1 Naan Bread Slice - Wheat (6)
1/2 Cup shredded fat free cheese (mixed mozzarella & cheddar) (2)
1/2 Cup diced tomatoes (I used the Rotel Diced Tomaotoes w/chiles) (0)
2 Tbs. Taco Sauce (0)
1/2 tsp. Cajun/Creole Seasoning (0)
Preheat oven to 350F
Place Naan slice on baking/cookie sheet
Place ingredients on top of Naan, making the "pizza slice" as spicy as you desire. I was going for big bang spice so you may want to cut down some of the hotter flavors.
Bake until cheese is melted, approx. 7-9 minutes.
Now enjoy that whole HUGE thing! It's filling, very spicey and very delicious!
*Note - add or omit items as you choose but always remember to adjust nutritional information & therefore points. Check your N.I. for the Naan bread because each brand and style differs!
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