I have to admit, when I make a homemade pizza, I cheat. I use store bought crust. I’ve managed to make myself feel a bit better by purchasing whole wheat naan. They’re so thin, I figure they don’t count as a carb ; )
So, how did I come up with this particular recipe you ask? Well, I love peaches in the Summer, tomatoes are amazing at this time of year, provolone is only 60 calories a slice and above all, I’m a basil FREAK. Trust me, though you’ve probably never thought of mixing these things, they do all work well together.
The recipe I’ve written out for you is good for one flatbread, but use some common sense…..you can obviously add more or less of something according to your tastes.
- 1 whole wheat naan
- 1 peach, cut into wedges
- 1 tomato, cut into wedges
- ¼ of a red onion, sliced
- 1 slice provolone cheese, torn
- 5 basil leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A drizzle of olive oil
- A drizzle of balsamic
Place naan on a baking sheet. Arrange peaches, tomato and red onion on top. Bake at 400 degrees, until the edges start to brown.
Remove from oven, arrange torn pieces of provolone on top of veggies, then put back into the oven to melt the cheese.
Once the cheese is melted, remove from the oven. Place fresh basil leaves on top, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, and drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the flatbread.
About the Author: Hi, I’m Tara Gaede, and I’ve been cooking and eating with a whole foods approach since my first pregnancy in 2009. Up until then, I never gave a second thought as to the crap I was putting in my body; fast food, pre-packaged snacks, ready-made sauces and dressings, etc. One day, it hit me; I’m building my baby on added sugars, sodium, chemicals and trans fats. So, after discovering the clean eating concept, I emptied my fridge and cupboards, and started fresh…literally. I’ve now built a lifestyle based on the perimeter of the grocery store; produce, proteins and whole grains. As a result of wanting what was best for my unborn baby, I ended up losing all of my baby weight and more. Not to mention, the whites of my eyes are brighter, my hair is healthier, and I just feel better in general. I’m a firm believer that if you make the switch to whole foods, your life will change without having to ‘diet’, count calories or live with the guilt of “cheating” when you decide to have that once-in-a-while treat.