When I have greens available, my favorite lunch is a salad and a piece of flatbread. While this may not sound like an exciting lunch, it really can be quite fun (and not calorie laden) with some creativity. Salad toppings are easy to keep healthy, if you stick with wholesome ingredients, such as veggies, fruit (dried or fresh), chicken breast, or a small amount of pecans or walnuts. Of course, keep the dressing on the side.
If you want to splurge and make the flatbread a little more exciting, toppings are a great option. A sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese is a great way to add flavor without adding many calories. If you are willing to add a few calories to your side dish, Roquefort and honey are a fabulous pairing. The salty, savory flavor of the cheese and the sweetness of the honey make a wonderful combination. Plus, the warm Roquefort has a creamy texture, which contrasts nicely against the crispness of the flatbread.
Don’t save this flatbread topping for lunch. It makes a great appetizer or accompaniment for dinner. Assembled, baked, and ready for eating in less than 10 minutes, it is sure to be a simple solution for many occasions.
- 1 piece flatbread
- 2 Tb. Roquefort, crumbled
- Place flatbread in toaster oven, and toast until golden brown and crisp.
- Remove from toaster oven and sprinkle with Roquefort.
- Return to toaster oven for one or two minutes, or until cheese is melted.
- Drizzle with honey.