I read about Lavash online and heard about it on Hungry Girl's TV show. HC made some chip/crackers with it that were great. And, since I was looking for low-fat, high fiber bread alternatives, I set out to find Lavash. I am able to buy Joseph's brand Lavash at my local Walmart stores (in the deli section). I haven't found it at my other grocery chains, but I also saw where it can be ordered online.
I started using the Lavash as a sandwhich wrap...so good. Half-a-sheet is a perfect size wrap for me (and only 1 WW Point+). Then, I decided to try it as a pizza crust (there are a lot of folks with recipe ideas online...just google "lavash pizza"). It was wonderful and my 9-year old son LOVED it! He thinks it is the best pizza and is always requesting it! Gotta love an easy fix that the kiddos will eat, right?
|Some pizza ingredients....I always use TURKEY pepperoni |
because it is so much lower in fat and calories!
I made pizzas for my parents and they fell in love too! My mother's birthday was this week and when I asked her what she wanted me to make for the family celebration, she chose Lavash Pizzas. I made pepperoni and cheese for myself and the kids, and pepperoni with veggies for the other folks (only 5 WW Points+ for 1/2 a pizza). Everyone raved! Even if you normally like a thick crust, these are worth a try. It is also fun to experiment with toppings; keeping it traditional or getting creative!
|Place a sheet of Lavash on a cookie sheet or baking stone and lightly spritz with olive oil spray.|
|After baking, spread your choice of pizza sauce on top (thinly).|
|Top with your favorite pizza toppings and LOTS of cheese!|
|Bake until cheese is melted...looks yummy!|
1 sheet of Joseph's Lavash Bread
Olive Oil Spray
1/8 cup of Ragu Pizza Sauce
2/3 cup Italian blend cheeses or low-fat, part-skim Mozzarella (I like WW brand italian mix)
17 pieces (1 serving) of Hormel Turkey Pepperoni
Veggies, black olives, etc.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place the lavash sheet on a backing stone or cookie sheet. Lightly spray the sheet with olive oil. Bake for about 5 minutes (until the bread is a little bit crisp). Remove from the oven and top with pizza sauce, cheese, and other pizza toppings. Bake topped pizza for 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think when you try them out.
|One serving = 1/2 sheet of Lavash Pizza|