Pizza-loving home cooks know that while it’s fun to make your own crust, it’s often easier to grab a premade one, add some toppings, throw it in the oven, and be done with it. The same is true for keto-pizza making, but there’s a catch: there aren’t many premade crusts that are truly keto-friendly. Enter Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crust, a line of delicious, readymade 10-inch keto-friendly pizza crusts.
Available in four flavors in the frozen foods sections of many grocers nationwide, they’re made with all-natural ingredients, are low-carb, cook up in less than 20 minutes and are downright tasty.
Depending on what toppings you add, you can easily eat a whole pizza and stay within a meal’s worth of macros. But the crust is filling, especially if you use high-fat keto toppings, so you just might have leftovers.
About the Company
Like many of today’s alternative foods, California-based Cali’flour Foods was founded out of need. Owner and CEO Amy Lacey is a mom who discovered she was suffering from two autoimmune diseases, lupus and Sjogren’s. After her diagnosis, she realized she needed to dramatically change the way she ate, so she went on an elimination diet cutting out all sugar, grains, alcohol, and dairy. Eating totally clean changed her life and helped her to regain her health. Then she wanted to create some family normalcy again, including Friday night pizza and game night. Consequently, Amy started trying to create a fantastic cauliflower pizza crust recipe. After many unsuccessful attempts, she mastered her recipe. It was so good, she knew she was onto something, and in 2016, Cali’flour Foods was born.
Today, Cali’flour Foods makes and nationally distributes pizza crusts, pizzas, and flatbreads, including a plant-based line. Additionally, Amy is the author of the bestselling book, Cali’flower Kitchen: 125 Cauliflower-Based Recipes for the Carbs You Crave.
How They Taste
Cali’flour Foods crusts come in the following flavors:
- Red Pepper
Plain is subtle, with a light kiss of garlic. Italian is more bold with notes of rosemary, garlic, and oregano. Jalapeño is moderately spicy and appropriately tastes like its namesake pepper. Red pepper is not spicy; it’s one of the more subtle flavors with distinct red-pepper character.
Regardless of the flavor, when the crust is cooked properly, following the package directions, its texture and flavor is good enough that you don’t taste anything in the way of cauliflower.
Once the crust is cooked, follow the directions and allow the crust to cool completely before adding toppings and cooking to ensure the crust is as it should be: thin, firm, and chewy, but not crisp. Undercook the crust before adding your toppings and the crust will be limp and mushy.
Cali’flour Foods is committed to using only clean and simple ingredients. You won’t find any unfamiliar or questionable additives on their labels. Ingredients are gluten-free, grain-free, and free from artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. They’re also natural with zero fillers and include fresh cauliflower, including the head, stem, and leaves.
- Plain Ingredients: fresh cauliflower, mozzarella (whole milk, enzymes, cheese culture, salt), egg whites
- Original Italian Ingredients: fresh cauliflower, mozzarella (whole milk, enzymes, cheese culture, salt), egg whites, basil, garlic, Italian spice (basil, marjoram, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and parsley)
- Spicy Jalapeño Ingredients: fresh cauliflower, mozzarella (whole milk, enzymes, cheese culture, salt), egg whites, jalapeño, garlic, red chili flakes
- Sweet Red Pepper Ingredients: fresh cauliflower, mozzarella (whole milk, enzymes, cheese culture, salt), egg whites, roasted garlic and red pepper seasoning (garlic, red bell peppers, salt, roasted garlic, red pepper, citric acid, natural flavor of turmeric and annatto (natural flavor and color)
Nutrition facts for all flavors of Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crusts: Serving Size: ⅓ pizza / Calories: 90 / Fat: 6g / Total Carbs: 2g / Fiber: 1g / Net Carbs: 1g / Sugar: 0g / Protein 8g
How the Cali’flour Pizza Crust Affected Blood Sugar and Ketones
At Keto-Mojo, we always test the food we review to be sure it doesn’t negatively affect our ketones or blood glucose (and if it does, we won’t review or recommend it). We test it by checking our glucose and ketone levels before and at 30, 60, and 120 minutes after eating the food in question.
For our test of Cali’flour Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust, we used the Italian crust without any toppings.
As you can see from the chart below, our glucose went up as expected (it always goes up when you eat) and returned to normal as expected, and our ketones remained nearly the same.
Thus, we can confidently recommend Cali’flour Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crusts.
Test Results for Cali’Flour Foods Cauliflower Pizza Crust , Italian flavor
The Final Word
Cali’flour Foods Pizza Crusts are must-haves for keto pizza-lovers. They’re perfect bases for building quick, delicious meals for the whole family. The crusts are small (10 inches), but they pack a satiating punch of fat and nutrition. You can easily and guiltlessly eat the whole pizza macro-wise, but you might only want the one serving, as it is very filling, especially if you use high-fat keto toppings.