Products We Love: Real Good Foods Pizza

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Pizza 🍕 and diabetes don’t usually mix. The dangerous combo of fatty cheese and carb-filled dough guarantees spiked blood sugar, plus a bloated waistline.

One Drop Today is based in NYC — the pizza mecca! What is a health conscious diabetes company to do when we’re craving a gooey, greasy slice? That’s where low-carb Real Good Foods Co. pizza steps in.

The Options

Pizza for breakfast? Heck yeah! Scrambled eggs, mozzarella cheese & cheese sauce are topped with uncured bacon, uncured pepperoni, or Italian sausage.

Real Good Foods Co. also offers the classic options. Try the Supreme (non-GMO veggies & clean protein), Pepperoni or classic Three Cheese.

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No matter what pizza(s) you choose, they’ll be shipped for free & arrive on dry ice 

The Nutrition

The proprietary crust is made with antibiotic & hormone free chicken and all natural parmesan cheese. By using clean, natural ingredients, instead of high-carb grains, Real Good Foods Co. makes a pizza that puts the typical slice to shame.

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The average slice of fast-food cheese pizza weighs in at 272 calories, >33 grams of carbs, and <13 grams of protein. Each Real Good 5″ Three Cheese personal pizza is 240 calories, 4 grams of carbs, and 25 grams of protein! The downside? Real Good Pizza Co. is higher in sodium and lacks dietary fiber.

The Review

Taste Test

The breakfast pizzas owe their taste to the toppings. I preferred mine with a generous drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Eggs are extremely low carb to begin with, so having an alternative isn’t pressing. But, I’d happily sub out my morning omelette for a convenient bacon & egg Real Pizza every now & then.

The classic pizzas on the other hand… One Drops gives all three options 5 stars. This super low carb substitute is cheesy and packed with flavor. Our favorite? The Supreme, of course! The more toppings, the better 😉

Cooking Method

Real Good Pizza Co. lets customers choose between the microwave or oven. Nuking your personal pizza is a quicker option (left), but we prefer the conventional baking method (right). Pro-tip: Switch the oven to broil for a few minutes at the end for extra crispy cheese.

Our one critique is the low-carb chicken dough isn’t quite as sturdy as a regular slice. You should come to the table prepared to eat your pizza with a fork and knife 🍴

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Blood Sugar Impact

We tested the impact a Real Good Pizza has on blood sugar. Mary Elizabeth gave herself 0.5 units of insulin prior to biting into her cheesy pizza of choice, plus 0.7 bolus units. What happened to her blood sugars over the next 5 hours? Practically nothing! She remained in and around a cool 100-120 mg/dL 😎

Great taste, low carb, and minimal affect on blood sugar. Real Good Pizza is an obvious choice for people with a focus on diabetes management, but a soft spot for pizza.

Want to try it out for yourself?

Check out the website: www.realgoodfoods.com/

NOTE: We write these reviews to highlight products we like that help support a healthy lifestyle. We do this as service to our users. We are not paid for any reviews, & we do not accept payment for any products we review. 

 

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Andrea Lagotte
Andrea Lagotte

Marketing & Customer Experience Specialist at One Drop. Native New Yorker with a passion for positive psychology, mindfulness, and digital health for diabetes management.