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I have been hearing a lot of raving about a frozen keto-friendly pizza lately from Real Good Pizza Co. I usually make my own keto “pizza” with a sausage crust or dough using almond flour, but sometimes we just don’t have an hour to make a pizza. I got all three flavors they have (Three Cheese, Pepperoni, and Supreme), but I broke my 36-hr water fast with the cheese version, so I wanted to review that first. Let’s look at the ingredients:
At first glance, I’m not hating the ingredients. They aren’t amazing, but it is a frozen pizza. Sunflower oil is generally not recommended for a ketogenic way of eating because it is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) at 68%* but it’s less than 2% in the crust so I figure that every once in a blue moon won’t kill me. Natural flavor is also often code for MSG or sugar, but you can’t really be too sure because they don’t have to disclose the specific ingredients.
The directions state that you can either stick your pizza in the oven or the microwave, and a lot of people actually prefer the microwave. So I put it on a microwave safe plate with the cardboard (recommended) for two minutes, and it was ready to devour! Or…devour? This is how my pizza came out:
And it tastes like…the Chicken Parm Lean Pocket filling. I saw some reviews and people said that you could not tell the crust is chicken. LIES. It tastes exactly like chicken! Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but um, y’all, this doesn’t taste like any kind of crust! And the thing is…I actually like Chicken Parm Lean Pockets, but my gripes are that a) These pizzas run around $6 for one, and they are pretty small. And how does something so expensive taste so cheap? b) Each pizza contains 4g of carbs, which for most people isn’t a lot, but I’m experimenting with 10g of total carbs a day with the exception of using net with avocado. I would rather eat an avocado, which clocks in around 3g of net carbs. c) Non-keto ingredients, even if they are in small amounts are not preferred for me. Even if I try something once, I most likely will not buy it again. The pepperoni and supreme versions contain dextrose in the pepperoni as well. I love me some pepperoni, but I don’t buy it that much and I try to get the organic, uncured version.
VERDICT? Leave it, you could easily make your own and take it to go with you, or make something like a pizza salad and get a similar (better) taste. I love my meatzzas and this did not stack up, especially for the price. BUT (lol), if you’re in a pinch and would like to try them, you can use “elle10” for 10% off. That’s something, no? I hope that I like it more cooked in the oven.
Note: I eat a ketogenic diet, so the foods I post will be higher in fat and lower in carbs. I do not recommend eating high fat if you are also eating high carb.
Okay, so I will say that the scale is not the most accurate measurement of health, but I know that’s the main thing people focus on to see progress – since yesterday, I’ve lost a 1.5lbs. That’s pretty damn good, and I also like that I still am eating food doing it.
I remembered that I made some ham salad a few days ago that I know K isn’t going to eat (lol), so now it’s my mission to use it up. Ham salad day!
Breakfast: Ham salad on 1/2 a Mikey’s english muffin – 54 calories for the ham, 20 calories for the mayo (guessing but the whole bowl basically has 1.5 tbsps and I had already eaten some), 50 calories for the EM. Total – 124 calories. I also had another big glass of coffee and a cup of water. I’m ready to go!
Lunch: More ham salad, lol. Bigger portion this time and I mixed some romaine lettuce to make a ham salad salad. Say that five times fast. Ham – 180 calories, Mayo – 40 calories, Romaine – 9 calories, totaling at 229 calories. All with a tall glass of water. P.S. I also add dill relish to my ham and tuna salads, but it clocks in at no calories and I honestly have no idea how much I put in this mix.
Snack: A small handful of spicy pork rinds. These are Lee’s – DO NOT get them. I’m trying to eat them up but they have MSG and I don’t eff with MSG usually…but…I bought these and vodka was involved so I didn’t read the ingredients. – 48 calories. Also, more water.
Dinner: Ham salad (I told y’all I was finishing it, lol), a much smaller portion than lunch. Ham – 90 calories, Mayo – 20 calories, Romaine – 5 calories. Total – 115 calories.
Whatever hunger I felt yesterday has basically subsided today, which is something I find consistent with fasting. After a few days, your body adjusts. Note, our bodies have a pretty large storage for fuel (also consider that I am fat adapted and in nutritional ketosis, so my body has fat readily available for energy), so water is the most important thing. No one is going to drop dead from fasting, even with zero food, for a few days. On a macros note, because I ate ham salad basically all day today, my fat was higher and my protein was lower, but like I said, I refused to waste it! My total calories today ended up being 516.
I’m not sure whether I will stop the fast tomorrow or on Saturday, I’m still deciding. Either way, I will be sure to write a wrap-up for everyone.