Brain healthy meal: Broccoli and sun-dried tomato flatbread pizza

With the right ingredients, yes even pizza can be a brain healthy meal! Here's a flatbread recipe to get you started, but feel free to switch out broccoli for other greens, like baby spinach.

Broccoli and sun-dried tomato flatbread pizza


  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly into half moons
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, chopped (7 oz)
  • 18 tsp salt
  • 4 whole-grain flatbreads, pita or naan breads, about 2 oz each
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (about 6), rehydrated in boiling water for 10 minutes if dry, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  1. Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat the oven and baking sheet together to 450 degrees. 
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 1 minute. Add the broccoli and cook, stirring frequently until it is crisp-tender. Season with salt.
  3. If planning to freeze, allow broccoli mixture to cool completely before continuing.
  4. Brush the top of each flatbread with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Top each with 3 tablespoons of the mozzarella, then scatter the broccoli mixture and some of the sundried tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. The pizzas may be frozen at this time.
  5. Place the flatbread pizzas on the preheated tray and bake for 8-9 minutes, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.

Recipe adapted from Spicebox Kitchen