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by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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Jul
18
2017

With summer in full swing, I decided to make a fruity flatbread to celebrate the flavors of the season. This is super refreshing and packs a powerful nutritional punch with Flatout’s ProteinUP flatbread providing 12 grams of protein per serving. I added strawberries, peaches and pistachios which add disease fighting antioxidants, fiber and a satisfying crunch.

Strawberry Peach Flatbread

Strawberry Peach Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Flatout ProteinUP flatbread
  • 5 strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 peach, sliced
  • 1.5 oz balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons basil, torn
  • 2 tablespoons feta
http://nutritionexpert.com/blog/2017/07/strawberry-peach-flatbread-with-balsamic-reduction/

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add peaches to flatbread and bake 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile, add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer until thickened to a syrup consistency. Remove from heat. Top flatbread with strawberries, feta, pistachios, basil and drizzle with balsamic reduction.

Disclosure: I am a spokesperson for Flatout. Opinions are my own.

by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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Jun
28
2017

I’m so excited to share some fun new summer menu options with you at one of my family’s FAVORITE go-to restaurants….PANERA BREAD! I’m absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to partner with Panera Bread and to be able to tell my followers and their fans about all the clean options when ordering from their menu. As I mentioned, my family has been a HUGE fan of Panera for many years. I have two teenage daughters and barely a day goes by when I don’t hear, “can we get Panera?” at some point in the day.

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We usually do the Rapid Pick-Up option during the school year and we have already used it several times this summer.  It is super convenient and quick to order on our phone and go grab it in 5-10 minutes when we want a quick and delicious lunch. We heard that Panera has also begun offering delivery in other cities and we can’t wait for it to come to Kansas City!

In case you didn’t know, earlier this year, Panera Bread announced, “100% of our food is 100% clean,” meaning the food is made without artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors from artificial sources. This is a huge accomplishment. Already industry leaders, they are following through on their commitment to clean ingredients with their guests.

This summer, Panera is once again leading the way with what customers are looking for when choosing their meals. With the launch of three new curated menus it’s easier than ever to customize food options to fit your dietary preferences and the way you want to eat – whether you’re vegetarian or gluten conscious or just trying to incorporate more nutrients into your diet.  The new menu paths can be found when ordering online, on the app and at the in-store kiosks.

And with a pantry full of more than 50 clean ingredients, there are endless ways to customize any of the meals you select with the fresh ingredients you are craving. The new  menu offers three easily navigable menu paths, including:

Panera Bread Clean Eating

See the 3 curated menu path options at the top.

  • Plant Forward: Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or simply like your veggies, this menu is for you. Panera recipes feature an abundance of high-quality, clean ingredients, including fresh produce such as romaine, arugula, avocado, blueberries, almonds, ancient grains and quinoa.
  • Protein Rich: For those who are fitness-minded, Paleo, low carb, or just interested in lasting energy, check out Panera’s protein-rich options, all providing at least 20% of the recommended daily value of protein to power up your meal.
Mitzi Dulan and Panera

Protein Rich Menu Path Options

 

  • Nutrient-Packed: Panera’s nutrient-packed salads have a good balance of protein, carbs and fat to keep you full, without feeling like you over-indulged.

The great news about all three of these menu paths is that you can easily customize your meal to your liking with their numerous clean ingredients. Below, I share how I made a simple modification which is now available on the curated menu as the Avocado Cobb Salad following the protein-rich path. You can get it as a one click purchase. It was so much fun working with Panera to create this new customized salad. I love that it is already loaded with satisfying protein and my only modification was to skip the bacon which allowed me reduce the sodium, fat and calories.

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Avocado Cobb Salad

I placed my order through the app for Rapid Pick-Up by just picking the Avocado Cobb Salad. I can also see the nutrition information for my customized salad which I LOVE!

Minutes later, my order was ready for pick up. Both of my daughters also ordered their personal favorite Panera meals which include the Potato Soup in a Bread Bowl and Chicken Tortellini.

Here’s the order ready for pick up.

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Other quick + easy salad modifications you can make:

  • Load up on additional antioxidants: Panera’s salad “pantry” is full of dreamy options for any registered dietitian which can help their clients make smarter choices. You can add avocados, fresh pineapple, fresh blueberries or fresh strawberries to any salad to boost the nutrition.
  • Always get your dressing on the side: One of my other favorite options at Panera is that you can choose if you want less dressing, extra dressing, or if you want it on the side. I tell my clients to get your dressing on the side and you can usually add less.
  • Customize to your own liking: I have never been a huge onion fan. Maybe you don’t care for a specific ingredient either. With Panera’s salad menu, it has never been easier for guests to create their own fave salad that is flavorful and fun for you and your family.

Disclosure: I am a spokesperson for Panera Bread. Opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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May
24
2017

If you want simple + high protein + delish, then this is the recipe for you!

Using only 5 simple ingredients you make this delicious Skinny Shrimp Scampi Flatbread in minutes.

Skinny Shrimp Scampi

Skinny Shrimp Scampi

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Flatout ProteinUP Flatbread
  • 6 large jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 1 t ground parsley
http://nutritionexpert.com/blog/2017/05/skinny-shrimp-scampi/

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add the mozzarella cheese to the flatbread first. Add the cooked shrimp (with tails removed). Cook for about 5-6 minutes. Top with parmesan cheese and parsley. Enjoy!

Disclosure: I am a spokesperson for the folks at Flatout. Opinions are my own.

by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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May
16
2017

If you love cheese like most people, you will LOVE this flatbread pizza. Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza is super delish. I combined my favorite cheeses and added pesto and spinach to get this yumminess. The best part of all though is that I used the Flatout ProteinUP flatbread which is higher in protein and helps to satisfy your hunger.

Seriously, the hubby and kids loved it so much. They wanted it again the day after my recipe testing. It’s also super simple so it doesn’t take much time to prepare at all.

3 Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza

 

 

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Flatout ProteinUP Flatbread
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons pesto

Instructions

    http://nutritionexpert.com/blog/2017/05/three-cheese-pesto-spinach-flatbread-pizza/

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer the flatbread first with 1 cup of baby spinach, sprinkle the 3 cheeses on top, with the feta going on last. Finally, spoon the pesto over the flatbread. Place on a baking sheet for about 5-7 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

    Disclosure:  I am a spokesperson for Flatout. Opinions are my own.

    by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert®
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    May
    9
    2017

    I love to tacos just like everyone else. I don’t explore as much at home with new taco recipes as I should but thrilled that I created this yummy one that is super simple and packs the flavor into every bite.

    I used the Flatout Foldit Protein flatbread to boost protein and help satisfy cravings.

    High Protein Pork Tacos

    High Protein Pork Tacos

    Ingredients

    • 4 oz ground pork
    • 1 Flatout Fold-It
    • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup mushrooms
    • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
    • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon ginger
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon light mayo
    • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
    http://nutritionexpert.com/blog/2017/05/high-protein-pork-tacos/

    Directions:

    Heat 1 tsp olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, cabbage and scallions. Cook about 3 minutes. Add pork, ginger and cinnamon to vegetables and cook about 4 minutes. Add soy sauce and set aside.

    In a small bowl, combine mayo and hoisin sauce with 2 tsp water. Stir until smooth.

    Wrap the flatbread in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 10 seconds.

    Add pork and vegetable mixture to 1/2 of flatbread, then add scallions and radishes. Drizzle sauce over and then Foldit and enjoy!

    Disclosure: I am a spokesperson for Flatout. Opinions are my own.

    by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert® | April 10, 2017
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    by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert® | April 10, 2017
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    by Mitzi Dulan, RD, America’s Nutrition Expert® | March 21, 2017
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