Let’s breakdown this title: Low fat – Ham & Pineapple – Flatbread – Pizza.
What’s not to enjoy about that combination?

low fat ham and pineapple flatbread pizza

This ham and pineapple pizza didn’t start out low fat.

Often times I’ll make a quick pepperoni pizza for the kiddos using crescent rolls.  Unfortunately, the only cheese we had on hand when it came time to making the pizza was a block of pepper jack.  The kids really wanted ham and pineapple, but no pineapple was in the house either.

“What would Pioneer Woman do?” I ask myself.

She’d dig through her fridge and make a pizza with what’s she got!  So that’s what we did…and it was fabulous.

crescent roll pizza

The low-fat version I swapped out the shredded pepper jack cheese for a wedge of laughing cow cheese and used a Flat Out wrap instead of the crescent rolls.  I love flat out wraps because they’re low calorie, provide a good amount of protein and fiber!

The low fat version came in around 210 calories providing 24g. carbs, only 6g. fat, and a total of 21.5g. protein! (numbers are approximate calculated from wrap, ham, cheese, and sauce used.)

If using crescent rolls the approximate calories would be 485 with a breakdown of 33c, 25.5f, and 28.5p.  (figuring 2 crescent rolls and 2oz pepper jack cheese, all else remaining the same)

Laughing cow cheese is a staple in my fridge.  We use it in so many ways from pasta sauces, to veggie dip, gyro sandwiches, and even melted in omelets.  While it worked great to keep the fat low in my ham & pineapple pizza, I’d prefer real melty cheese and would probably do it with a little of both next time.  However, it’s nice to have tasty options when you’d rather get your fat calories elsewhere in the day!

flatbread pizza low fat

 

Low Fat Ham & Pineapple Flatbread Pizza

Ingredients

  • Flat out Wrap (I used Italian Herb)
  • 1 wedge Laughing Cow Pepperjack Cheese
  • Pizza sauce to liking
  • Chopped Deli Ham
  • Trader Joe's Island Salsa (or sub pineapple tidbits)
  • Sliced red onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Lay Flat Out wrap on cookie sheet and spread surface with pepper jack Laughing Cow Cheese. Spread pizza sauce to your liking, about 2 TB I found is plenty. Spread with ham and a few dollops of Island Salsa or pineapple tidbits. Add some thinly sliced red onion on top and bake in preheated oven until desired crispiness about 10-15 minutes.
  3. *Can be made the same way with crescent rolls pressed into a rectangle and baked 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Slice and return to oven to crisp up edges if desired.
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Every potluck or holiday gathering needs this Guilt Free Creamy Broccoli Salad with a bountiful of simple ingredients and all for under 100 calories a serving!

guilt free creamy broccoli salad

Toss this beautiful broccoli salad in front of me as a kid and there would be screams of horror.  Today, it’s screams of “give me more!”  Bring this side dish to any potluck this summer and you’ll want need to be first in the buffet line!  No one will know it’s under 100 calories either.

The guilt free dressing evenly coats the broccoli and medley of ingredients-carrots, slivered almonds, red onion, dried cranberries-and doesn’t become runny overtime!  Major bonus so each scoopful results in a little bit of everything from this beautiful salad. 

broccoli side dish

With Easter just a few days away the menu planning has begun it’s final stages.  Just like last year we’ll be joining my parents at their house for a late lunch/early dinner and annual Easter hunt for the kiddos.  My mom makes what we call her “famous ham sandwiches” and we usually text back and forth for days prior to Easter about what sides we should have.  My assignment is my famous baked beans, our 2nd annual lamb cake and of course this guilt free broccoli salad that will replace the store-bought version we had last year!

creamy broccoli salad

Most store-bought broccoli salads include crumbled bacon which is obviously a delicious addition to anything.  If we weren’t going to be indulging in lots of heavy foods and desserts for the Easter holiday (#can’twait), a little crumbled bacon would be a great addition.  However, there’s no need to add anything additional to this recipe to be devoured and enjoyed by all. (ok maybe not your kids unless they like the “little trees”)

Wherever you share this dish, take the recipe with you as everyone will be begging for it!!…Especially when they learn it’s guilt free!

guilt free broccoli salad

Key things to know about this recipe:

*Nutrition data derived from MyFitnessPal using exact measurements and brands listed.  Serving size is 8 people. Per serving: 94 calories, 1.9 grams fat, 14 carbs, 5 protein. 

*Oikos brand non-fat plain greek yogurt comes highly recommended because it’s not sour tasting like some greek yogurt.  Use what brand you prefer but if you’re new to greek yogurt, start with Oikos.  Not sponsored just love the product!

*The dressing includes Creamy Queso Fresco Chipotle Laughing Cow Cheese.  Yes, you read right-Chipolte!  Don’t’ worry it’s not the traditional flavor of chipotle you have in mind nor is it the least bit spicy.  Trust me, it provides the perfect bit of flavor that pulls everything together.

Guilt Free Creamy Broccoli Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 cups broccoli florets, chopped (about 2 heads of broccoli)
  • 1 carrot, sliced thin 1" pieces (could substitute bagged matchstick carrots)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2-3 TB slivered almonds
  • 2-3 TB dried cranberries
  • guilt free dressing:
  • 2 TB honey
  • 2/3 cup Oikos plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 4 Creamy Queso Fresco Chipotle Laughing Cow Cheese wedges
  • 4 tsp. red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add chopped broccoli, carrots,red onion, almonds and cranberries to large mixing bowl or make right in the bowl to be served in!
  2. In a small mixing bowl stir together all ingredients for dressing until creamy. It helps to use the back of the spoon to smash the Laughing Cow Cheese while mixing.
  3. Add dressing to bowl with broccoli and gently stir to combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving but no one will know if you sneak a bite before hand.
  5. Sprinkle the top with additional almonds and cranberries for a pretty presentation before serving (optional of course)
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