Although I don’t have a wheat allergy (or at least not that I know of!) or gluten sensitivities, I do believe that there is such a thing as eating too much gluten (a protein found in wheat and related grains such as barley and rye). Because if you are eating a lot of gluten that also means you are eating a lot of carbohydrates (from grains). And a lot of carbohydrates from grains probably means that you aren’t eating enough protein and healthy fat. Or possibly enough fruits or vegetables. I know people who swear that giving up gluten (and thus the carbohydrates that include this protein) has increased their energy levels and helped them lose weight.
Although I have yet to be inclined to give up all wheat and related grain products (and most likely never will!), I occasionally buy (and enjoy!) gluten-free products. Sure there are a few products I do not enjoy or recommend, but there are also a few products I do truly like just as much (or almost as much!) as their gluten-filled counterparts. One of those being Udi’s Gluten-free Pizza Crusts.
Udi’s Gluten-free Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts come in a pack of two. They have a very nice texture with a good crunch. A half a pizza contains 160 calories, and 4 grams of fiber. They are not only gluten-free, they are also soy-, dairy-, and nut-free! The only downfall is that these pizzas only have 1 gram of fiber per serving, a lot less than some of the whole-grain pizza crusts out there. However, if you are looking for a light, crunchy, gluten-free pizza crust, this is one of the best store-bought gluten-free brands out there.
Check them out if you are trying to eat less gluten, or if you do have a gluten-sensitivity and need a good gluten-free pizza crust. Can be enjoyed using the oven or grilled – just add your favorite toppings beforehand!
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