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Something new- Plentils by Enjoy Life Foods! But what exactly is a plentil? They are crunchy lentil chips! Wait but where did the “P” come from.

Um….

Not sure. Moving on.

I got a few free bags of the chips from Enjoy Life Foods to try for free. First one up for review, Margherita Pizza. Why? Because it was 11pm, I wanted pizza, but did NOT feel like leaving the house. I was hoping these chips would suffice a pizza craving, as well as be delicious on their own!

First of all, these chips are soooo crunchy! I really liked that, as nothing’s worse than when a chip is more oily than crunch (you know what I’m talking about!) or the chip falls apart the second it hits your mouth (also not cool…). Nope! These were light and crisp, not oily at all, and almost had a toasty-crunchy feel to them.

They were very yummy and flavorful, and surprisingly, did remind me of pizza! The pentils had a saucy and cheesy flavor to them, with undertones of basil, garlic and onion. They also had a salty flavor that was really quite good.

Overall, I like these! Don’t forget these are gluten free as well! 4 stars


Ever go grocery shopping, with the intent of buying one thing, and then letting your stomach decide what you actually buy?

Yea. That’s what happened here. That’s how this Kashi Margherita Stone-Fired Thin Crust Pizza ended up in my cart, then in the stove, and then eaten by yours truly. It sort of happened like this…

I figured I would walk by the natural food section of my grocery store, just to browse( for the record, browsing in that section is NOT wallet friendly for me. I spend a LOT of money on food!!) and then  I passed by this pizza.  I’ve seen this pizza over and over at the store, and just never bought it. And after eating it, I’m really mad at myself for not buying it sooner.

Doesn’t this look delicious? Because it was delicious x 10

While it was cooking, my kitchen transformed to normal kitchen to a pizzeria. Seriously. It smelled so good! After it came out, I thought I would be disappointed because it was a VERY thin crust, but rest assured, it was delicious. I cooked mine on a pan, so the edges were a bit crunchy, but the middle part of the crust was nice and soft.

The pizza as a whole wasn’t super greasy, so that made me happy. The crust was even pretty flavorful, with a bit of garlic and a bit of spice weaved in.  It even tasted “doughy” despite the fact that it was a thin crust. The tomatoes tasted unbelievably fresh, and were juicy, as if they were cut straight from the garden. There were garlic and onion flavors mixed in with the cheese, of which there was just the right amount of. Not drowning in cheese, and not so little that I had to wonder if the company remembered to put any cheese on at all, but just right.

Overall? This pizza rocked. It also has whole grains and omega-3’s according to the box. I had half of the pizza left over that I left on the pan, which was devoured by another person as soon as they came home. So much for leftovers… ; )   5 stars

17 Mar 2011, Comments (4)

Glutino Gluten Free Spinach & Feta Pizza

Author: Healthnuttxo

First off, HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! I am, indeed wearing Green as I type this.

Moving on to some more green , the Glutino Gluten Free Spinach & Feta Pizza! I tried the Duo Cheese Pizza and thought it was rather tasty, so I decided to buy the Spinach & Feta version.

First off, I thought it was funny how it came out of the box. Look how off centered the topping was!

Anyway, I cooked it in the oven and smeared the topping a bit more evenly on the pizza and paired it with some steamed broccoli. I felt all the green was appropriate for St. Patty’s Day.

Accidental butter on the crust. Oops.

First I looked at the pizza, and saw it was a bit greasy. However, not the best decision to blot the pizza, as some of the cheese stuck to my napkin, so I left it as is (oops!).

At first bite, I thought it was kind of bland. But as I continued to eat it, I actually really enjoyed it. The spinach and the cheese were very rich, and really quite salty. The cheese was stringy and with the spinach had a very parmesean and mozzarella cheese-like flavor. The edges of the pizza were very crunchy and crisped up fast. As for the flavor of the crust, it was okay. It was kind of like a plain breadstick.

Overall, a very different pizza than what I’m used to. I almost missed the tomato sauce flavor! However, it certainly was tasty, and a bit salty too. There was 840mg of sodium in one pizza, which I thought was a tad high. Yet, I would get it again. 4 stars

1 pizza is 300 calories, 11 grams of fat (5 saturated), 38 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite kind of pizza besides the tomato sauce and cheese combo?

27 Feb 2011, Comments (6)

Amy’s Kitchen Cheese Pizza

Author: Healthnuttxo

Sometimes, all I want ( make that NEED) is a good piece of pizza. Since I happen to be a fan of Amy’s Kitchen, why not try one of the pizzas?

I preheated my oven to 425 F and let it cook for about 10-12 minutes on a pan. I also put it on broil for about a minute before taking it out to give a final melt to the cheese. Here’s how it looked

Next, I cut it up into 4 slices, and ate it with some steamed veggies. It wasn’t too greasy looking, so that was a plus for me. The first thing I liked was the crust- nice and doughy, yet a slight crisp on the bottom. The pizza kind of reminded me a Sicilian-style pizza. Doughy, with fresh tasting marinara-like tomato sauce, and a good amount of mozzaralla cheese. The cheese itself was chewy, in a good way, and slightly salty. I really couldn’t believe this was frozen, it tasted just like it would from a pizzeria!

Overall, this is pretty much everything I could want in a cheese pizza (besides the fact it didn’t have a 100% whole wheat crust, but this is too delicious to pass up!). Great flavor, freshness, a good portion size, and made with organic ingredients! 5 stars for sure, and I’m definitely buying it again!

1 pizza (176g) is 420 calories, 17 grams of fat (6 saturated), 49 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite type of pizza to get at a pizzeria? I happen to like good ol’ cheese, but I also like Grandma Style pizza!

16 Feb 2011, Comments (5)

Glutino Gluten Free Duo Cheese Pizza

Author: Healthnuttxo

Reviewing today, Glutino Gluten Free Duo Cheese Pizza! What sparked me to buy this? I actually have no idea! It looked interesting, and I’m pretty sure I never had a gluten free pizza before. Sometimes I really enjoy gluten free products, and other times, the consistency throws me off. Anyway, I was willing to give it a try!

I looked at it frozen- I was slightly disappointed on how thin the crust was! (but I love this picture!!)

I happen to like thick crusted, chewy/doughy pizza as opposed to thin crust. However, who knows, it could still be super yummy!

So I cooked it at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes as the box told me to, except at 9 minutes I noticed it was getting very crispy. I transferred it to a pan for the remained of and here’s how it looked.

ohhhh yea. chhhhheeesy.

I steamed up some veggies on the side, and cut the pizza in fours to eat. One thing I liked was that I noticed the pizza wasn’t super greasy, which is a turn off for me.

The bottom of the pizza was crispy, and the top part was rather doughy and soft. I didn’t know if this was becasue I transferred it to a pan or not, but either way it was delicious.

The cheese was chewy, and not super stringy, it stuck together on the pizza quite well. I predominately tasted mozzarella cheese, although the ingredients say that there is monterey jack cheese as well. Under the cheese was a smooth, flavorful sauce, that had just the right amount of zest to it.

All together, really tasty! I do think it needed just a touch of salt, but nothing too dramatic. If I hadn’t known it was gluten free, I wouldn’t have known. Flavorful, and quite delicious, I would buy it again. I don’t remember how much I exactly spent, but I remember it was a little expensive- somewhere around 5 dollars. But, I would still get it again! 4 stars

1 pizza is 310 calories, 12 grams of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein.

What’s your ideal pizza? I happen to be a fan of a lot of sauce, light on the mozzarella, some type of vegetable, and lots of parmesan cheese!!  : )

11 Jan 2011, Comments (1)

Lean Cuisine Four Cheese Pizza

Author: Healthnuttxo

Browsing the grocery store, all of a sudden I thought Pizzzzzaaa. I want some pizza!! So I decided to try something I haven’t tried before, a Lean Cuisine Pizza. I picked this particular one because the ingredients looked pretty good, and there was 20 grams of protein in one of the pizzas.

I pulled it out of my freezer around 4:45 thinking I could put it in the oven for 40 minutes or so and then have it for dinner, but when I went to refer to the box for directions, it ONLY provided a microwave option! So microwave it was. There were directions to follow on how to open the box with a silver part of the box facing up that I would then put the pizza on. Well, to be honest, it took me a minute or so to figure out how to open the box. I’m also what they call “an eager beaver” and opened up the wrong side of the box before I read the instructions. So. Anyway-

I put my pizza and my steamed broccoli (broccoli? When do I ever eat that?!!?) on a plate. I was impressed that the pizza did in fact crisp up- no soggy bottom! So, first I took a bite of the crust on the outside, expected something tasty, garlicy and delicious. How was it? BLAND. I can’t even describe how bland the crust was. Almost like a flavorless crouton. It really needed something- even just some garlic or a dusting or parmesan cheese.

Moving on to the inside of the pizza, the first thing I noticed when I took a bite was the sauce- it was a sweet tomato sauce that was seasoned pretty well. The cheese was also good, I detected mostly a parmesan flavor. It was a bit salty, not stringy or greasy at all. In fact, this whole pizza wasn’t really greasy at all.

Overall, 2 1/2 stars. The crust was such a let down to me, it wasn’t even really doughy, kind of airy. The cheese and the sauce were pretty good, but the pizza as a whole reminded me of a typical frozen pizza. I did like that my hands weren’t all greasy when I finished the pizza, and that it also had 30% of calcium needs in 1 pizza.

1 pizza was 340 calories, 6 grams of fat, 51 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar and 20 grams of protein.

Ever tried Lean Cuisine products? Which one is your favorite?

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