Every Wednesday I look forward to watching the weekly video of new product reviews from Phil Lempert, The Supermarket Guru, because usually at least one gluten-free product is included in each episode. After scoring a hit (85 and above) of an 88, this Examiner was very interested to sample the gluten-free pizza from Better 4U Foods.
Unfortunately I cannot tolerate dairy or soy and it is quite difficult to find a dairy/soy-free, gluten-free pizza. In steps Better 4U Foods with their dairy/soy free roasted vegetable pizza made with Daiya cheese and a multi-grain crust made with buckwheat flour and milled ground flax. The pizza is also certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.
The pizza is loaded with vegetables (roasted red peppers, roasted yellow peppers, roasted eggplant, roasted red onion, spinach, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes) that cook up quite nice. The pizza itself is on the larger size of a medium, so there were a lot of leftovers. The pizza’s nutritional values are designed for healthy living, which means the pizza contains a good amount of both fiber and protein and is calorie dense.
In my opinion, the pizza needs more sauce and cheese. The sauce is pretty basic, so I jazzed it up with some of my own seasonings. There wasn’t a lot of cheese either, so I added some nutritional yeast for flavor. It is not a typical thin crust pizza, rather it has a good amount of dough and the edges cook up nice and crunchy. It isn’t like eating pizza cooked on a cracker, but it was a bit too doughy for me. I will say that I was quite full after eating two piece of pizza, which is always a bonus.
Better 4U Foods line of gluten-free pizzas can be purchased locally at Natural Foods Warehouse for $11.50 per pizza.
Have you had a gluten-free Better 4U Foods pizza? What did you think?
Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com
Atlanta Gluten-Free Examiner
Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA