Living so close to the land of pizza means that I have become a bit of a pizza snob in recent years. I said goodbye long ago to the Ellio’s pizzas and Pizza Huts that sustained me throughout college in favor of the latest and greatest pizzerias in and around the city.
So when I was asked to review a few new pizza products on the market, I was excited, but of course, skeptical. How on earth could you possibly recreate the fresh tomatoes, the sweet basil, and melt-in-your-mouth cheesy goodness of pizzeria pizza in your own oven? I was excited for the shipment, if only because I figured I would have dinner for a night or two. Within a week, I received two separate packages of pizza: one from Rustic Crust; the other from American Flatbread.
Both pizzas are made with all-natural premium ingredients, free of artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Rustic Crust pizzas are handcrafted (some are wood-fired!) and ready in minutes. I was extremely excited to try a gluten-free, whole-grain, and organic pizza crust along with their signature 100% all-natural pizza sauce. Despite a lapse of judgment (it was a free-flowing wine kind of night…) I forgot to lightly drizzle olive oil on the crust before baking, but I did generously add some vegan Daiya cheese, and I didn’t think the flavor suffered for it. It was delicious. The sauce was a perfect complement to the light, crisp, and airy crust. In addition to the all-natural ingredients, I love that these pizzas are free of trans frats, hydrogenated oils, GMOs, and added sugar.
About a week later, I became too lazy to cook one night and decided to break out one of the All American Flatbread frozen pizzas from the freezer. Made with 100% organically grown wheat and topped with fresh herbs, vegetables, and the finest of cheeses, these pizzas are all-natural, without preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors, and they are handcrafted from scratch, hand-formed, and par-baked in wood-fired ovens.
Bryan and I tried the Farmer’s Tomato Pie American Flatbread… and it was gone within minutes. He loved it because it was a delicious , and I loved it because I could taste the basil, tomatoes, and garlic. And yea, major bonus that it was vegan. The crust was just how I like it: thin and flavorful and the pizza was a healthy, last-minute dinner alternative.
I would definitely recommend these pizzas to anyone looking for an easy and healthy dinner. It’s nice to find yummy, gluten-free, and vegan products in the freezer aisle for nights when cooking becomes too much of a burden. That reminds me, I still have another pizza in the freezer that likely won’t last through the weekend… don’t tell the boyfriend. HA!
All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own. This post was sponsored by Rustic Crust & American Flatbread.