Pizza is something I never buy, or rarely eat as it’s usually filled with processed ingredients, and heavy breads and cheeses which is something my stomach doesn’t really like.
I have been experimenting with the cauliflower crust as an option for making my own pizzas at home, and it does work quite well. However, now it seems like many food companies are realizing this trend are creating frozen pizzas, and saying they are healthy, when in fact, they are still loaded with starchy, salty ingredients. When I first saw the pizza at Costco, I thought “Ugh”. Everyone is trying to offer healthier options when they are not so healthy. But then, I looked over the label, and figured I have to give this a try.
The roasted vegetable version has 230 calories, 8 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 12 grams of protein per serving. There is no gluten, and they use plant-based starches like Tapioca, which is a type of starch extract that’s derived from the starchy vegetable called cassava root (Manihot esculenta).
While I wouldn’t say this is a truly healthy pizza, I would certainly state it as a “Skinny” pizza, which from my point of view means it’s MUCH better for you than the other pizzas in the frozen freezer section of grocery stores as well as from a pizza chain or restaurant.
As for the taste of this pizza, I enjoyed it and so does my family. While I wouldn’t recommend eating this every week, I would certainly give it a thumbs up and good option when your trying to stick to a healthy diet. If you happen to crave pizza, head over to Costco, and try it. You won’t feel guilty the next day.