There’s a lot to love about pizza. Whether you’re making yourself a frozen pizza for a night in or ordering several giant pizzas for a party, you really can’t go wrong.
Pizza, as we know it today, has its roots in Italy, emerging right before the dawn of the 20th century (in 1889). From there, it didn't take long for it to catch on, with the first United States pizzeria opening 16 years later, in 1905.
In the years since, pizza has become a phenomenon in and of itself. Innovators across the globe are coming up with seemingly endless new twists on the classic pie. Now you can find pizza options to fit virtually any taste. For example, Hawaiian pizza, which brought fruit into the equation, was invented in 1962 (fun fact: it was invented in Canada, not Hawaii).
Other innovations have been more practical, less about catering to different tastes and more about catering to specific eating preferences, diet habits, and so on. Arguably the best example of this is the introduction of the gluten-free pizza crust, which presents a healthy, though not low-carb, pizza option for anyone looking for a pizza they can feel better about eating.
So, you’re looking to cut carbs without sacrificing your beloved pizza? No problem! Let’s take a look at some of your options.
How Can I Eat Pizza on a Low-Carb Diet?
Eating pizza on a low-carb diet is entirely possible—you just have to be mindful of the nutritional value of its base components (crust, sauce, cheese, toppings). By limiting the amount of carbs ingredient by ingredient, you can assemble a low-carb pizza you’re going to love.
First, it depends on what your “low-carb” aims are. For example, people sometimes treat “low carb” and “keto” as synonyms, but that’s not entirely accurate.
Technically, a keto diet is the strictest low-carb tier, recommending fewer than 20 carbs per day. For a less-rigorous framework, people might adhere to a moderately low-carb (20-50 carbs/day) or liberal low-carb (50-100 carbs/day) diet.
How Many Carbs Are in One Slice of Pizza?
This is an exceptionally difficult question to answer, since there are so many variables that go into the finished product.
Among pizza’s core ingredients—crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings—the crust typically accounts for most of the carbs, so that’s the best place to start. Among the most popular lower-carb pizza crusts are those made from:
That’s not a typo! ZeroCarb LYFE’s all-natural, fully carb-free pizza crusts pack zero carbs. Not only that, they’re an excellent source of protein, too!
Is thin crust pizza high in carbs, too? Actually, yes. The carbs per slice figure decreases by 5-10 carbs (per slice) if you opt for thin crust – still higher than many low-carb dieters are comfortable with.
So, Can I Have a Slice of Pizza on a Low-Carb Diet?
Yes, there are several options for enjoying a slice without compromising your diet. Even if you’re on an especially restrictive keto diet, you don’t have to bid adieu to a favorite food. You just have to be a little bit mindful and, perhaps, a little bit inventive.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy pizza on a low-carb or gluten-free diet is to rethink the crust. Whether you’re looking at frozen pizzas or those that you order from major chains, you definitely have some options. Among the most popular are those made from cauliflower, which have about half as many carbs as a whole-wheat or gluten-free crust. But if you’re looking for fewer carbs, don’t worry. There are still more possibilities!
Which Pizza Crust Has the Least Carbs?
Considering you can’t go much lower than zero, ZeroCarb LYFE’s all-natural, carb-free pizza crusts present the best option for carb-conscious diners.
Yes, you read correctly…zero carbs! Not only that, but our crusts are packed with protein. They’re made from all-natural, carb-free ingredients, and there are only four:
The result is a flavorful crust that packs 37 grams of protein per serving. And they're not just for pizza! They're also appropriate for flatbreads, wraps, quesadillas, and more! Check out our collection of recipes.
Can I Make My Own Low-Carb Pizza?
Definitely! Start with one of ZeroCarb LYFE’s, all-natural, carb-free pizza crusts, load it up with your favorite toppings, and get it in the oven. In minutes, you'll have a low-carb pizza option that you can feel good about (and actually taste!).
What Pizza Chain Has Low-Carb Crust?
Finding healthy options at pizza places can be tricky but far from impossible. One thing you’ll need to keep in mind is not to overload your pizza with toppings that are packed with carbs. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of low-carb pizza toppings, including:
Who Sells Low-Carb Pizzas?
Several major chains provide low-carb options by using alternative crust options—commonly, cauliflower crust. Pizza Hut, Domino’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Blaze, and Papa Murphy’s are among the popular chains with cauliflower-crust pizzas on their menu. If you’re looking for restaurants in your area that use ZeroCarb LYFE crusts, you can use our handy location finder.
Who Sells Crust-Less Pizza?
Another option for low-carb eaters is pizza that simply eschews the crust altogether. Major chains with crustless pizza options include Giovanni’s, Marco’s, Noble Roman’s, Papa Murphy’s, Papa John’s, and Pizza King. Many of these options are pizza bowls, which are exactly what they sound like—all the fixin’s, in a bowl instead of carb-heavy crust.
Where Can I Get ZeroCarb LYFE’s Carb-Free Pizza Crusts?
With our products available online and in stores, you have a few options for finding ZeroCarb LYFE crusts in your area.
1. You can visit our online store to browse our frozen options, which currently come in two varieties (Beef and Cheese, Buffalo Chicken). You can order a 4-pack of our 7.5" pizzas in either flavor–or you can mix and match.
2. You can also order our diabetic-friendly, gluten-free frozen crusts online.
3. Visit our Find a Store page to find where ZeroCarb LYFE products are available for sale in your area, with locations across the country.
At ZeroCarb LYFE, we are passionate about empowering people to enjoy the foods they love without sacrificing flavor or compromising their dietary needs. If you’re a pizza lover looking for a tasty, lower-carb option—so you can not only eat, but truly enjoy it—look no further than ZeroCarb LYFE. Try one today!