Pizza. It’s every mom’s saving grace, something you can order in minutes or pop in the oven and have dinner on the table in under 30-40 minutes. Too bad it’s not always really good for us, right? It’s a splurge food for me, and since I believe life’s too short to eat bad food, I’m really glad to hear about a nice compromise: American Flatbread Pizza, a healthy version of pizza that’s handmade thin and crispy and baked in an earthen oven.
**I was sent three complimentary full-sized American Flatbread Pizzas for the purpose of this review, but the opinions and photos are my own.**
With over 12 versions of flatbread pizza, including gluten-free, everyone will find flavors that they like. The crusts are made of 100% organically-grown wheat and the entire pizza is preservative-free without any artificial colors or flavors and the cheese has no hormones. In the words of the founder, George Schenk, “Food is important. What we eat and how it’s grown intimately affects our health and the well-being of the world.” American Flatbread is based on the philosophy of food for the greater good and I’m so glad to have found a company whose food thoughts align so well with mine. Food is indeed important, and if more people focused on food being healthy, in the big picture, what a difference it could make, especially if it’s as delicious as these American Flatbread pizzas.
While a person could easily eat an entire flatbread, my son and I shared each of the three pizzas. I eat a late lunch daily and he loves a good, warm after-school snack, so this fit the bill for both of us. My favorite was the Fresh Basil Pesto & Feta, but my son liked the Pesto & Cheese the best. I didn’t even tell him the Pesto & Cheese was gluten-free; all I know is that he loved it and asked if there was more.
For a healthier version of pizza, I wasn’t sure how flavorful it would be, but the pizza wasn’t lacking in flavor at all. Perfectly seasoned, each flatbread was delicious and not gummy or chewy like some frozen pizzas we’ve purchased before. Prep time was short and I actually kept them in the oven a few minutes left as my own runs a few degrees high. My son liked that the pizza wasn’t a triangle and that it was easily rolled; he eats his snack while doing homework so whatever he eats has to hold up without falling apart on his work. No problems with the flatbread! He rolled up each piece and ate it really quickly, but that’s no surprise for a 14-year-old boy. And a kid that age is the ultimate test, one with American Flatbread passed. If a teenager asks for more of something, you know it’s a success.
Read more about American Flatbread at their website and you can check the store locator here. Read the story of the devastating fire their kitchen faced in 2014, and what they’re doing to give back to their community. Knowing that they’ve faced that adversity and come back to where they are today speaks volumes about their dedication towards their business, their employees and getting their product into the hands of everyone out there striving to find food that people can feel good about serving to their families.
Try out their flatbreads and let me know what you think!