You may have seen my friend Angie’s recent post about her extremely boring diet. She doesn’t like to cook (at all), but wants to eat healthy, so she ends up eating the same old raw veggies and frozen foods. My taste buds have fallen asleep just thinking about it. Luckily, there are tastier ways to eat healthy, even when you’re not a cook.
One of my own favorite quick dinners is frozen pizza. Pizza has a bad rap, but it can actually be a healthy choice, especially if you doctor it up with extra veggies or turn it into “salad pizza”…
a.k.a. pizza topped with a simple salad of mixed greens & crumbled cheese or chopped olives in a vinaigrette. Eat the salad then the pizza, eat the salad as a pizza topping, or fold the pizza over and eat them together. Talk about a quick and easy dinner!
When it comes to frozen pizza, some brands taste better and are significantly healthier than others. My all-time favorite is Full of Life Flatbread, which is not only a delicious frozen pizza but also a fantastic restaurant in Los Alamos, CA.
They use local and organic ingredients from farmers they actually know, and make all their pizzas by hand. The result is ridiculously good pizza that you can feel good about eating. Use this guide to find their pizza in your area…and see below for how you can win FREE Full of Life Flatbread!
Some other frozen pizzas I recommend:
Annie’s Rising Crust Pizza — the only “rising crust” frozen pizza made with real yeast, rather than chemical dough conditioners.
Kashi Thin Crust Pizza — serve alongside chopped tomato, cucumber, and bell peppers drizzled with olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Whole Foods brand pizza — add sliced tomatoes or thawed & drained frozen spinach before baking.
Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Pizza — bonus: 100% of profits go to charity.
Amy’s Kitchen pizza — check the Nutrition Facts label on these, as some are much higher in fat and calories than others.
Want to win FREE Full of Life Flatbread pizza??!! Leave a comment telling us your favorite kind of pizza and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Winner will be picked Wednesday May 18th!
TylerMay 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm
I absolutely love pizza! The best pizza is topped with fresh olives, sausage, caramelized onions, mushrooms and tomatoes.
WaheedaMay 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm
My favorite pizza is any with lots of cheese 🙂
DeanaMay 17, 2011 at 10:32 am
I just had one with shaved broccoli and it was delicious!
AmeliaMay 17, 2011 at 10:46 am
Dean, do you recognize this pizza brand? The restaurant is where we had our pre-wedding dinner!! Yum!
AnthonyMay 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Ok, so the key to amazing pizza is the dipping sauce – specifically low-fat ranch from Trader Joe’s. Call me crazy, but that can make pretty much anything taste good (even that healthy stuffy).
AdamMay 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm
It’s funny, as someone who lives in NYC I find it all about the crust. It can’t be too thin, yet can’t be too thick. As I get older (unfortunately) I worry more and more about what I put in my body – sooo I look for good quality toppings and not too much cheese. Best pizza combo ever though is Moz, caramelized onion, olive and turkey sausage. Yup.
RachelMay 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm
My favorite pizza as of this moment in time is… smoked salmon, mascarpone cheese, chives and capers – just had this a few weeks ago and I constantly crave it!! The key was bbqing the pizza dough. Definitely try this one!
Lil HemingwayMay 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm
My favorite is a margherita pizza 🙂 Add a side of ranch and some crushed peppers and that’s my perfect pizza combination!
brittanyMay 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm
any pizza from full of life flatbread is my favorite!!
WilliamMay 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm
My dad used to take me to the Northlake tavern when I was young, which always felt like an adventure and something that mom was not to be told about (a tavern….AWESOME). We would have a Logger Special: canadian bacon, italian sausage, peppers, onions, and olives. That combo is still my favorite.
AmeliaMay 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm
Me too, Brittany!
AmeliaMay 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm
Wow, those toppings sound incredible!
KrisMay 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm
Pizza with pesto, cheese, bell peppers and chicken.
DeanaMay 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm
They sell frozen pizza?! Best news all day that place was awesome!
Laila QuickMay 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm
Gotta say that my pizza tastes have not refined over the years: still love me that Hawaiian style pizza! Canadian bacon and pineapple, baby!!! 🙂
KimberlyMay 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm
My favorite is mushroom. Or any specialty pizza at Full of Life Flatbreads. Dreaming of that now…looks like it’ll be pizza for dinner tonight!
JennyMay 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm
My fave pizza is Hawaiian but with all sorts of fun extras: the standard Canadian bacon and pineapple, of course, but also with sliced almonds, mandarin oranges and shredded coconut. Ahhh-mazing! 🙂
AmeliaMay 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Love these unique topping additions!
AngieMay 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Wow! Thanks for the tips, Amelia. I knew I could count on you to come up with some brilliant ideas! My favorite pizza is black olive, green olive, onion and mushroom. Mmmmm. I’m hungry just thinking about it!
DanaMay 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Spinach, goat cheese and mushrooms. Yum!
EricApril 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm
I love California Pizza Kitchens BBQ Chicken frozen pizza.
Rene DainApril 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Mushroom, Olive, Artichoke, n Tomato Pizza! mmmmm mmmmm good!
AmeliaApril 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm
Mmmm…those are all among my favorite pizza toppings!