Yesterday you learned how to have a healthy slice of pizza. But what about all those options in the freezer aisle? Surely fresh is best, but it’s quicker and cheaper to make a pie at home. Not to mention that you’ll actually know what you’re getting by reading the Nutrition Facts. As you already found out, I’m not usually a proponent of frozen meals, but sometimes they’re ok — especially when it comes to Kashi’s* varieties.
Kashi pizzas are made on their 7 Whole Grain crust and topped with delicious vegetables, providing you with lots of fiber to keep you full. In the past few weeks Andy and I tried two different pizzas. Here’s what we thought of the first one (stay tuned for Thursday’s review of the second):
Kashi Thin Crust Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Broccoli, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, onions and garlic, mozzarella and provolone cheeses with a tomato pesto sauce on a wood-fired, thin crust made with Kashi 7 Whole Grains & Sesame and flax seed
Nutrition Facts (serving size: 1/3 pizza): 250 calories, 9 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 630 mg sodium, 28 g total carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugar, 14 g protein, 200 mg calcium
As you can see, the pizza is smaller than a regular pie, but it is still enough to share. We each had about half of the pie with a salad, which was definitely filling (although a little less so for Andy!).
We both really enjoyed the flavors and thought the crust was great – very crispy and flavorful. I would definitely recommend this as a substitute for ordering in, especially since it’s high in fiber, protein, and is a good source of calcium too!
Compared to other frozen pizzas, this pizza is definitely more nutritious. For example, Amy’s Pizza with Organic Spinach & Tomatoes has 300 calories, 12 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 38 g total carbs, 2 g dietary fiber, 12 g protein per 1/3 of the pizza. While not a huge difference, why get more calories and fat and less fiber and protein when you can get something better?!
Have you tried the Kashi pizzas yet? Check out my review of the Kashi Sicilian Pizza on Thursday. And don’t forget tomorrow is Wednesday Wonders, so send me your questions!
*I am not a spokesperson, nor do I consult or work for Kashi. I just love their products!