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Amys brand rice crust pizza (gluten free)- It almost looks like something that could be enjoyed once in a blue moon? thoughts?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 06, 2011 at 5:55 AM

I LOVE amys brand frozen pizza. I had resigned myself to never having it again sadness but oh well. I was at the store today and saw Amys brand gluten free rice crust pizza. I thought it would have TONS of carbs but actually its not that bad all things considered. 1/3 pizza (one serving) is 34g carbs with 2 g fiber. This is not something I would feel comfortable doing for a little while longer perhaps- but eventually.. do you think it could be ok once and a while? I will probably aim for less than 50 carbs for awhile and definitely less than 100g for life.

Maybe on a heavy exercise day or something if I ate a half serving? I know the goal is not to find fake replacements for SAD foods.. however some things are truly special to me and I would not mind having as an option occasionally=) I think that kind of thing adds to all around happiness and therefore is good in small doses.

also I forgot to add- I love Amys pizzas but I have always dressed it up before eating. Artichoke hearts, olives,spinach,fresh herbs, pepperoni, ground beef etc. I would probably cut out the pepperoni but put some great grass fed beef on it and artichoke hearts. A bit more fat/protein to slow the carbs..

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on October 06, 2011
at 03:10 PM

That's the problem: most gluten-free products are loaded with other ingredients that rank nearly as high on the do-not-eat scale. Since stores are stocking GF foods with the other "health foods," the processors are naturally going to load them with cholesterol-free vegetable oils, soy, and other stuff that appeals to the bulk of the clientele that shops in that area.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Oh cool! thanks for sharing that. I had no idea the product existed and it looks halfway decent=)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Lame! I did not look at the rest of the ingredients I just glanced at the package. I did not want to be tempted by actually holding it in close proximity to my shopping cart lol. Yeah I am trying to avoid soy and sugar as well so that is a big no no.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 02:58 PM

ughh thanks for the warning.

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on October 06, 2011
at 01:40 PM

Chebe is great.

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7d64d3988de1b0e493aacf37843c5596

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:56 PM

If it is "once in a blue moon," then I would eat whatever kind of pizza I liked best without regard to ingredients (unless I was celiac.)

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:41 PM

Have you looked at the ingredients? No gluten, but loaded with soy products, sunflower oil and sugar- or rather "organic evaporated cane juice"

Have you tried making your own? There are some fantastic Paleo pizza crust recipes around; at least that way you control exactly what goers into it.

03fa485bfd54734522755f47a5e6597e

(3944)

on October 06, 2011
at 03:10 PM

That's the problem: most gluten-free products are loaded with other ingredients that rank nearly as high on the do-not-eat scale. Since stores are stocking GF foods with the other "health foods," the processors are naturally going to load them with cholesterol-free vegetable oils, soy, and other stuff that appeals to the bulk of the clientele that shops in that area.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Lame! I did not look at the rest of the ingredients I just glanced at the package. I did not want to be tempted by actually holding it in close proximity to my shopping cart lol. Yeah I am trying to avoid soy and sugar as well so that is a big no no.

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Ab566019baa884ec9e3327c108586ff8

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:46 AM

Once in a blue moon we make a gf chebe pizza crust at home (can order it from amazon). You can dress it up any way you like. It fills the want without bloat or guilt for us. Even back in full blown sad days, a few slices of regular pizza on a friday night made me bloated and miserable for a day. Cant speak for Amys... But every once in awhile a gf "cheat" isnt going to hurt you :-)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Oh cool! thanks for sharing that. I had no idea the product existed and it looks halfway decent=)

0e2772604bdb3627525b42d77340538b

(953)

on October 06, 2011
at 01:40 PM

Chebe is great.

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89d6f9abf1af437fcfeb77d69c016ad7

on October 07, 2011
at 03:36 AM

Have you tried Glutino brand? I thought their pizza crusts were not that bad. You know, every once in a while when you have that craving......I usually put my own toppings on or add a little to their already made ones. It sure satisfies! http://www.glutino.com/

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on October 06, 2011
at 01:07 PM

If you're really hankering for a pizza, you can always make a pizza fritatta.

Turn the oven on to broil. Heat up a well oiled 10-12" cast iron skillet. Whip 5-6 eggs, pour into heated skillet. Give it a quick stir, let the eggs start to set. Add a tomato sauce if you do nightshades, and top with mozzarella or provolone cheese if you do dairy.

Put the skillet under the broiler for 3-5 minutes and you're done!

That's for the basic, of course. You can saut?? some veggies or sausage in the skillet before adding the eggs. Add some rough chopped fresh basil. Dried oregano.

The world is your pizza.

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on October 06, 2011
at 01:04 PM

I wouldn't do it, but mostly because of the taste. I accidentally bought an Amy's rice crust pizza back before my paleo enlightenment, and it was NOT good. As I remember it, the crust was crumbly and had a strange texture.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on October 06, 2011
at 02:58 PM

ughh thanks for the warning.

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