Flatout News

December 29, 2009

Roll with it!

Filed under: Appetizers, Flatout Fun — flatoutnews @ 10:43 am

This time of year, the parties and the entertaining is constant.  I am always looking for new and fun… and let’s face it: easy and inexpensive ways to preapre food, because I hate hosting and serving the same food. Or even wose, I can’t stand bringing the same dishes to different parties.  The last thing I want is to be predictable.  All you do is prepare a flatout wrap the way you typically would.  Add whatever your guests would like.  I typically put together turkey wraps, tunna wraps, veggie wraps… you can also add different condiments such as cheese and dressings and different sliced veggies to add color and variety.  Some of my guests are picky and plain eaters, some are healthy, some love cheese, some hate cheese.  I like to accomodate everyone, while also selfishly, I like my trays to be colorful! Cut the wrap into thirds, and present on trays.  These are terrific appetizers, or you could even serve them as the entree when entertaining during lunchtime.  At night, I have served these as the entree, with lots of fun sides.  Roll with the punches with these delicious and fun pinwheels!

December 26, 2009

The Holiday Season: School is CLOSED!

Filed under: Kids, Lunch — flatoutnews @ 4:49 pm

With winter break around the corner, I thought I’d provide some Flatout lunch options.  If your kids are anything like mine, they are always looking for different lunch options… that can be prepared quickly for them.   Below is a list of some quick and versatile options.

Flatout Grilled Cheese

Flatout Fajita Bar

Flatout Pizza

Flatout PB&J

Flatout Hotdog

To accompany the meal… Flatout EdgeOn Crisps of course!

Enjoy spending time with the kids.  I know I will!

December 24, 2009

Flatout Holiday Cookies!

Filed under: Dessert, Flatout Holiday — flatoutnews @ 4:04 pm

Merry Christmas Eve!  Check out my Flatout favorite holiday cookies below.  During the wintertime, keep your friends and family busy indoors… decorating cookies!

All you need:

One Flatout Flatbread
Spray Butter
Frosting
Candy such as sprinkles, gum drops, m&ms…get Flatout creative!
Cookie Cutter

All you need to do:

Preheat over to 300 degrees Farenheit.  Spray Flatout with butter
spray.  Cut into cookie shapes.  place on cookie sheet and bake for
7-8 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool, fost and decorate!

December 23, 2009

Slimmed Down AND Festive Flatout Fresca

Filed under: Appetizers, Flatout Holiday — flatoutnews @ 5:17 pm

Color Coordinate with The Slimmed Down, Festive Flatout FRESCA

For those of you who have a more health-conscious guest list, and for those of you who want a more festive appetizer, check out my slimmed down Festive Flatout FRESCA appetizer below:

All you need:

Flatout Flatbread

Diced Tomatos

Diced Onions

Diced Green Peppers

OPTIONAL: feta cheese OR mozzarella cheese

All you need to do:

Preheat the oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet with Pam.

Cook chopped up tomatoes (red!), onions (white!) and green peppers (Yup, you guessed it!) in a skillet with Pam.

Cut the Flatout Flatbread into quarters.  On each quarter, add the vegetables.  Optional: sprinkle a dab of white low-fat cheese such as feta or mozzarella.  Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until the cheeses have melted, about 10 minutes.

Flatout SMART Note: Be sure to leave each piece open-faced, so your company can see the festive holiday colors.  And, if you are going to add cheese: make sure it is white.  Wouldn’t want to ruin the color scheme with orange!

December 22, 2009

Flatout Flatties

Filed under: Appetizers, Flatout Holiday — flatoutnews @ 6:47 pm

Flatout Flatties are by far the easiest and quickest appetizer to prepare, if you are strapped for cash, strapped for time, and if you want to celebrate the season with Flatout!

Cinnamon Sugar Flatties

All you need:

Cooking spray

2 Original Flatout Flatbreads

2 tablespoons of Sugar

1 teapsoon cinnamon

All you need to do:

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.  Cut each Flatout into 16 wedges.  Place wedges on a nonstick cookie sheet(s); coat with cooking spray.  Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over wedges.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 to 10 minutes until lightly browned and crisp.

Parmesan Flatties (Featured to the right)

All you need:

Olive Oil cooking spray

2 Italian Herb  Flatout Flatbreads

2 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan chees

1 teaspoon cinnamon

All you need to do:

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cut each Flatout into 16 wedges.  Place wedges on a nonstick cookie sheet(s); coat with cooking spray.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese evenly over wedges.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 to 10 minutes until lightly browned and crisp.

Flatout FRESCA!

Filed under: Appetizers, Flatout Holiday — flatoutnews @ 3:38 pm

Check out my most popular Flatout  Appetizer: Flatout Quesadillas! Regardless of what your entrée is and what you’re celebrating, these appetizers are perfect for a fiesta!

Chicken Ranch Club Quesadilla Appetizers
All you need:

1 Flatout Flatbread (This will make four Quesadilla wedges)

3 ounces Pulled roasted chicken  (if you are preparing chicken for your entrée, pull some aside for quesadilla appetizers.  If you are not preparing chicken, and don’t have the time to cook chicken for appetizers, substitute grilled vegetables for the chicken.)

1 ounce Diced mixed peppers 

3/4 cup Cheddar shredded cheese 

2 Tbs Ranch dressing

2 Tbs Salsa

All you need to do:

In a mixing bowl combine ingredients. On one rounded end
of Flatout, spread mixture evenly and fold over. In a lightly oiled
sauté pan, cook for 2 minutes on each side at medium heat, until
golden. Remove. Drizzle with more Ranch dressing if desired. Cut into
small wedges.

Flatout Appetizers!

Filed under: Appetizers, Flatout Holiday — flatoutnews @ 4:05 am

If your family and friends are anything like mine, they come over ready for appetizers! That’s why, when I entertain, I make sure to have fun and delicious appetizers ready.  At my house: appetizers are just as important and fun as the main course! Check out these quick and fun appetizers below.

Flatout Wrapped Brie

All you need:

1 Harvest Wheat Flatout Flatbread

¼ pound Brie wedge

1 tablespoon honey

2 Granny or Red Delicious Apples (optional)

¼ cup fruit (your own choice)

All you need to do:

Preheat the oven for three minutes.  Lay Brie wedge on one rounded end of Flatout Flatbread.  Cover Brie with honey.  Wrap the Flatout around the brie, tucking in the excess Flatout.  Cook for four minutes.  Garnish with sliced apples.

Fresh Tomato Basil Brushetta Pizza… a personal favorite!

All you need:

1 Light Original Flatout Flatbread

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 Roma tomatoes thinly sliced, halved

2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette dressing

All you need to do:

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.    Lay Flatout Flatbread on nonstick cooke sheet; bake for seven minutes.  Top partially baked Flatout with Mozzarella, tomato and basil.  Drizzle two tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette dressing on top.  Bake 15 additional minutes or until Mozzarella melts.  Cut Flatout Flatbread into six squares or sixteen wedges for appetizers.

Get Your Edgeon This Holiday Season!

Filed under: Flatout Holiday — Tags: — flatoutnews @ 3:38 am

Goodbye Baked Alaska, Hello EdgeOn!

EdgeOn Crisps are terrific during this time of year, when I am constantly entertaining.  With dips and cheeses out for company, instead of getting out the obvious/typical crackers and chips, I opt for these uniquely–shaped Crisps.  I gotta admit, the shape goes along way!

This year, I have been particularly busy and don’t have time to bake and cook the way I have in the past.  When entertaining at home or when going to a holiday party, I simply empty a bag of EdgeOn Crisps into a festive/fun bowl, and bring my favorite dips and cheeses.   It’s so easy, I feel like I am cheating!

My favorite EdgeOn flavors are Gimmemore Multigrain and Eataboatload Sea Salt.  For cheese lovers: try Ibrakefor Four Cheese. For garlic lovers: try Gowildfer Garlic Herb. For health nuts: Flatout EdgeOn Crisps have 50% less fat than regular potato chips; they are a good source of fiber and ala omega 3; and they are made with 100% stone ground whole wheat.

Look for the Crisps at your local grocery stores; if you have trouble finding them, ask retailers when they’re stockin’ up.  This season, get your EdgeOn!

December 21, 2009

Your Flatout Sweet Tooth!

Filed under: Dessert — flatoutnews @ 2:44 am

Get on board with the Flatout Ice Cream Boat.  Kids, adults, men and women- everyone will guaranteed enjoy this simple and delicious dessert.  My guilt-free favorite: low-fat, no sugar added vanilla ice cream.

All you need:

1 Original Flatout

Cooking spray

2 scoops of ice cream

I Tbs hot fudge topping

1 cherry

Rainbow sprinkles

All you need to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For bowl: spray both sides of Flatout Flatbread with spray.  Lay Flatout over inverted 2-3 inch diameter oven-safe bowl.  Press four sides into side of bowl.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake 8 minutes until beginning to brown.  Remove from oven. Let cool for 15 minutes before inverting onto serving plate.  Fill Flatout bowl with ice cream and pour fudge on top.  Top with sprinkles and your cherry!

December 17, 2009

Carrie Underwood’s Flatout Pizza

Filed under: Flatout Fun — flatoutnews @ 3:38 pm

Check out the January 2010 issue of SELF Magazine (www.self.com)!  Carrie Underwood- featured on the cover- talks about an array of topics including her workout motivation tricks, her favorite TV shows,  her biggest pet peeves, and her favorite snacks.  Naturally, her 250-calorie Flatout  Pizza caught our eye.  Carrie explained,“For the crust, I use a Flatout tortilla, which has fiber and crisps up nice in the oven. Then I measure ¼ cup of sauce and ½ cup of fat-free or 2% cheese and load it down with my favorite veggies. Really good!”

For more from Carrie Underwood’s interview, visit the site below.  You’ll enjoy the SELF shoot video!  We love Carrie Underwood, and we’re flatout crazy for her pizza!  http://www.self.com/magazine/blogs/selfystars/2009/12/behind-the-scenes-carrie-under.html

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