The exact carb content of a serving of Caulipower pizza depends on the type and how hungry you are, but if you follow the serving recommendations on the box, you’re going to eat around 30 grams of carbohydrates. This just goes to show: a gluten free pizza crust does not equal low carb pizza.
Why is Caulipower pizza so high in carbs? It’s not just this one brand: cauliflower crust in general does not always add up to a keto friendly pizza. Zero Carb LYFE created this quick guide to help you make informed decisions about your nutrition without having to give up pizza, a food with so much nostalgia and good vibes packed in every slice.
Why Is Cauliflower Pizza So High In Carbs?
Cauliflower itself isn’t bringing the carbohydrates to the table–it’s everything else that gets mixed in to complete the crust. Ingredients like rice flour, tapioca starch, corn starch, and sugar add to the carb count of some cauliflower crusts you buy at the store. You may find low carb pizza crust options containing cauliflower in the freezer aisle, but it’s essential to check the nutrition information.
You can also find pizza crust recipes online to create your own cauliflower crust at home without high-carb additives–but this can be very messy and time consuming. You have to grind up the cauliflower into rice-size granules, steam it, press out the water, mix the crust, pre-bake it…most people craving pizza are looking for a faster solution than several hours of work!
Does Cauliflower Pizza Have Less Carbs Than Regular Pizza?
Yes! According to the USDA, 100g of cauliflower contains around 5 grams of net carbs, while the same amount of all purpose flour contains around 70 grams of carbs. Even though not all cauliflower pizza crust will qualify as keto pizza, cauliflower pizza is still likely to contain fewer carbohydrates than a pizza crust made with all purpose flour. This is especially true for yeasted pizza crust which will also contain sugar. Generally, the carbs in cauliflower pizza crust vs regular pizza crust are minimal by comparison, since regular pizza is a serious carb-bomb. But cauliflower crust pizza is still higher in carbs than some of the other innovations on the market-like ZeroCarb LYFE's simple four-ingredient high-protein chicken crust.
Which Pizza Is Lowest In Carbs?
Made only from chicken, olive oil, spices, and salt, Zero Carb LYFE’s pizza crusts are low in carbs and high in flavor. Each crust contains only 5 grams of carbohydrates and 41 grams of protein. That’s because it’s our mission to make low-carb eating enjoyable and satisfying as well as healthy.
We offer two types of pre-made frozen low carb pizza, Buffalo Chicken or Beef. Each starts with our delicious chicken crust, yummy sauces, protein toppings (chicken or beef), and is finished with shredded mozzarella. Just bake at 400º for 15 minutes for the same easy frozen pizza experience you love without any fillers – or post-pizza crash and bellyaches.
If you prefer to make your own pizza, we also sell chicken pizza crusts by themselves as a blank canvas for your culinary creativity. In addition to pizza, our customers report using the crusts to make flatbreads, wraps, quesadillas, paninis, and chips, all from the same versatile product. No matter how you choose to express your inner chef, ZeroCarb LYFE's chicken crusts can help you amp up the flavor without missing the carbs.
ZeroCarb LYFE: Surround Yourself With Pizza, Not Negativity
People adopt a low-carb diet for the sake of their health and wellness. So why does such a good decision sometimes feel so limiting? With ZeroCarb LYFE, you don’t have to choose between wellness and fullness. Place your order today to stock your freezer with tasty treats worth looking forward to, then check out our featured recipes to get excited about all the great meals ahead.