Is frozen pizza something you ever thought a nutritionist would recommend? Probably not!
And for the record, it’s not our first (or second) pick for the healthiest meal. There are plenty of other ways to get whole foods on the dinner table, fast. However, we also live (and cook) in the real (crazy) world, and sometimes unwrapping a box and opening the oven is genuinely all you can handle at the end of an insane workday.
The good news is that there have never been so many healthier options in the frozen food aisle. The “better for you” frozen pizza category has been exploding, and we’ve taste tested almost all of the options and read the nutrition facts to bring you this list of the ones you should opt for. Because most are still high in sodium and calories, they’re not everyday foods, they’re once-in-a-blue-moon foods.
Keep them in the freezer for emergency situations and make a big salad to eat alongside. (We believe in you—you can handle this two-minute dressing!)
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The 5 Best Healthier Frozen Pizzas
1. American Flatbread Revolution
Like a lot of good food innovations, American Flatbread started in Vermont. It now sells frozen versions of its wood-fired pizzas all over the place, and the commitment to good ingredients has remained. Almost every ingredient on this pie is organic (except for the mozzarella and mushrooms), and the caramelized onion-mushroom combo is uniquely delicious.
(Photo: Facebook/American Flatbread)
2. Sweet Earth Veggie Lover’s Pizza
Sweet Earth’s pizzas are surprisingly flavorful for frozen food, and this one is piled high with veggies (yay!), including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, corn, and roasted tomatoes. The crust is made from a mix of wheat flour and nutrient-dense ingredients like carrots and chia seeds, and the vast majority of ingredients are organic.
(Photo: Instagram/Sweet Earth Foods)
3. Amy’s Pesto Pizza
As a million fancy new variations and innovations infiltrate the “healthier pizza” space, Amy’s stands out as one of the originals. Instead of old news, the brand still makes some of the best-tasting pizzas—especially the Pesto, with broccoli and tomatoes—with one of the most simple ingredient lists you find. Think organic tomatoes, basil, and broccoli, EVOO, and a crust made of organic, unbleached wheat flour.
(Photo: Instagram/Amy’s Kitchen)
4. Capello’s Uncured Pepperoni Pizza
Capello’s makes gluten-free, grain-free pizzas and pastas that have the design and quality of an artisanal food sold at a gourmet grocer. (Told you frozen pizza has come a long way!) The crust is made with arrowroot flour, organic coconut milk, organic coconut oil, and organic coconut flour, and If you really want pepperoni (which we’d usually advise against), this is likely the best option.
5. Caulipower Three Cheese Pizza
This isn’t the most pizza-y of the options. In fact, it tastes more like a crispy cracker piled with sauce and cheese. But it still tastes good, and it’s another great option if you’re gluten-free or are just trying to cut back on wheat. The most compelling reason to eat this frozen pizza is that the first ingredient is legitimately “cauliflower.” The company doesn’t, however, seem to pay as much attention to sourcing—none of the ingredients are organic.