Since I’ve been eating low(ish) carb and (mostly) gluten-free, one of the things I have missed most has been pizza. I love pizza. Love it! But it really is a difficult meal from a diabetes standpoint, and then if you add in the gluten-free factor, you’re pretty much out of luck.
I actually tried making my own at home recently, after finding gluten-free pizza crusts in the freezer section of my local grocery store, but they were really thick crusts, and one “personal sized” pizza was about 70g of carbs, so I could only eat half. It just wasn’t the same. I need to find gluten-free pitas (the skinny kind) and make GF pita pizzas! But I digress…
Recently, a local pizza joint (a home-grown franchise that has locations in Manitoba and Alberta) has been advertising gluten-free pizza crusts. I was skeptical, but finally last night we decided to get delivery and give one a try.
You know what? It was awesome! It tasted almost like a regular pizza crust (just a bit “nuttier”) and was a really nice thin crust, so low enough carbs that it didn’t cause a bloodsugar mess! I actually over-estimated the carbs, took too much insulin and ended up low after a couple of hours (even with an extended bolus), but I didn’t even get a nasty spike later from it. It was greasy, as most delivery pizza is, but not as greasy as many I’ve had in the past! My husband even commented on that fact! (He got the regular crust so I could save the rest of my gluten-free one.)
Anyway, here’s a picture of my new favourite gluten-free and not-even-too-diabetes-unfriendly pizza!
If you live in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, Winkler, or Calgary and want to give it a try, you can check them out at www.pizzahotline.ca. In Winnipeg, they’re the 222-2222 number (yeah, I hate their ads too), but you can also order online! (Nope, they’re not giving me free pizza for saying this…but if they wanted to, I wouldn’t decline it!)