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8 Cool Pizzas and Flatbreads

Try sunflower seeds, lamb meat and other unique toppings to give your pie a little edge

4. Sunflower Seed Pull-Apart Focaccia

by Lou Seibert Pappas

This focaccia recipe includes sunflower seeds for a healthy twist (they are a good source of vitamin E, fiber and protein). Add oil-cured black olives or red grapes, and serve it warm. Delicious.

Per serving: 188 calories, 1g saturated fat, 30g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 2g fiber, 376mg sodium

5. Pizza With Dry-Cured Ham and Artichokes

by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Maybe you've tried pizza studded with bits of crispy bacon? This recipe is a slightly upscale version, calling for thin-sliced prosciutto or Serrano ham for a similar effect. Roma or plum tomatoes, basil leaves and artichoke hearts are a fresh complement to the ham's richness.

Per serving: 231 calories, 2g saturated fat, 31g carbohydrates, 13g protein, 4g fiber, 698mg sodium

6. Armenian Pizza

by Anya von Bremzen and John Welchman

These unique personal pies, called "lachmanjun" in Armenian, are topped with lean ground lamb meat, vegetables and two kinds of Hungarian paprika.

Per serving: 372 calories, 4g saturated fat, 44g carbohydrates, 12g protein, 3g fiber, 488mg sodium

7. Southwestern Barbecue Pizza

by Jane Butel

These quick and easy pizzas use flour tortillas as crust, topped with spicy barbecue sauce and the vegetables and protein of your choice. Crushed red chile adds a spicy kick.

Per serving: 378 calories, 5g saturated fat, 48g carbohydrates, 19g protein, 3g fiber, 745mg sodium

8. Very Berry Pizza

by Elizabeth Karmel and Bob Blumer

This indulgent dessert pizza is flavored with sweet, antioxidant-rich berries, crystallized ginger and ricotta cheese. At the end of the recipe you'll find suggested variations, including cinnamon- or chocolate-flavored dough.

Per serving: 563 calories, 6g saturated fat, 90g carbohydrates, 15g protein, 4g fiber, 411mg sodium

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