Real Good Foods Pizza Review: Low Carb, Gluten Free Pizzas
The Real Good Foods Co. low carb pizza has been crossing my screen and coming up in discussions around the web A LOT lately, so when Kathy of Netrition reached out and asked me if I wanted to review them I said “Yes, of course!”
They just started carrying Real Good Pizza at Netrition, and they have 3 options: the large pizza, breakfast pizza, and personal sized pizzas.
You can see all three at that link, along with the flavors (pepperoni, supreme, bacon, sausage, cheese, etc) and the ingredients & nutrition facts for each as well.
I did NOT like the Real Good Pizza. 😛
Kathy and I were both excited about Netrition carrying this product, and me doing this review for you, but when I let her know I thought they were HORRIBLE, she agreed to sponsor this review anyway. She really loves our community here, and appreciates my “objective” reviews as much as you do. 😉
I’ll share my experience with the Real Good Low Carb Pizzas (which was NOT good, lol), and let you know what I DO love from Netrition – in case you’re putting an order together. And if you’ve tried the Real Good Foods brand pizzas yourself, I would love to hear YOUR thoughts too!:)
I’ve been shopping at Netrition for 5+ years now, and I’ve had nothing but GREAT experiences. They have super fast shipping, a HUGE selection of products, and a low $6.99 flat rate shipping – no matter how much you order, or how much it weighs.
They also now offer FREE SHIPPING plus a FREE GIFT on larger orders now!
Real Good Foods Low Carb Pizza Review (Spoiler: It’s Awful!) 😛
I wanted to like this product. I really did…
It turns out some people DO like them (a few), but most people agreed that they were terrible. There was a lot of discussion and feedback shared about them on both Instagram and Facebook when I tried them this week.
Kathy sent me two Real Good Low Carb Pizzas to review, so I took the advice from around the web and tried to make them the best I could.
The first one was a “Large” Pepperoni Low Carb Pizza:
I baked it in the oven as directed, then pan fried it to make the crust crisper.
If you don’t crisp it up in a pan on the stove, it has a pretty soft/odd textured bottom, because the crust is made from ground chicken & parmesan.
(My crust never did get crispy – it remained soft, no matter what I tried.)
The large sized Real Good Foods low carb pizzas (above) are meant to be two servings, at 4 carbs per serving. That’s total carbs, by the way – there’s no fiber.
The large is not very large either. It’s a 7″ pizza and very thin.
To call it two servings means basically two very small slices or one very large slice – but thin, and only 260 calories per serving. So it’s not enough to call it a “meal” unless you eat the whole pizza (which is 8 carbs).
I found it to be way too salty, with a very “fake pizza taste” and basically… just a frozen pizza.
And not a great one at that. 😛
It wasn’t anywhere near as good as those 99 cent high carb Totino’s frozen pizzas I used to binge on, which are much larger and crispier and just all around way better!
After reading several comments and everyone’s feedback, I gave it a second shot – with a bit of hesitation, I might add. 😉
My second one was a “Personal Size” Low Carb Cheese Pizza:
This smaller pizza is… VERY small:
This is a one serving pizza for 4 carbs, but again – not enough for a serving. I was told to pair it with a salad to make a meal out of it, so that’s exactly what I did. 🙂
Compare that to the size of one Know Low Carb Cookie:
This is a regular size dinner plate, and a small side salad I had leftover from restaurant take-out, to give you a size visual:
Both times I had to dip it in ranch and chase it with chocolate – just to finish the pizza. 😛
There’s just no way to make these taste good.
I don’t care how many or what toppings you add to them to cover up the weird “fake pizza taste” – between the crust, sauce and cheese… it’s just not something I would eat. Or ever eat again, I should say. 🙄 😐 Yuck! 😛
Here’s the personal size cheese pizza close-up:
I really like to melt fresh mozzarella in the oven on parchment paper and add pepperoni’s on top to make a yummy crustless pizza. THAT is good!
Another popular option is Fat Head Pizza, but I’ve never made or tried that myself. I’m guessing you can find the recipe for it on Pinterest, or maybe someone here has a great recipe and you can share the link with us?? 🙂
What I Do NOT Like About Real Good Pizza:
- They’re way too expensive. Especially for what they are.
- They’re way too small, and too many carbs.
- It takes 20-30 minutes to bake one, then you have to pan fry it to try to make the crust a better texture. It’s way too much time, trouble & hassle for a “convenience food” like frozen pizza.
- The taste and texture are awful. Like a really bad fake pizza.
The ingredients aren’t terrible. You can see the ingredients here. There’s no artificial ingredients, “only minimally processed” and the macros aren’t bad. And it IS grain free and gluten free. (But I wouldn’t eat it again.)
Here’s what I do LOVE from Netrition…
I’ve been shopping at Netrition for years, and LOVE that they have so many great low carb foods to choose from – and flat rate shipping no matter how much you order.
People are always asking for my recommendations, so here are my TOP favorites from Netrition that are great additions to mix things up in your low carb kitchen:
Note: This is the most popular Low Carb Pizza Crust on Netrition if you really want a pre-made crust. I wasn’t a huge fan of it, but I’m so used to eating “crustless pizza” at this point that crust just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. But people seem to like that one!
As for pizza sauce, there are several low carb options to choose from, but I’m totally spoiled on really GOOD high quality sauce. My recommendation: Organico Bello Low Carb Sauce or Marinara at Netrition.
That is the best sauce you’ll ever taste! 😉
You’ll find several recipes & posts where I’ve used the Bello organic sauce & marinara here. I need to order some more! It pairs well with SO many things, and makes a fabulous topper for a big juicy hamburger steak.;)
You can also find some of the Know Foods Products on Netrition now! I would recommend the syrup, thins & cookies from that list.
Netrition also carries my favorite Low Carb Bread, which make an amazing grilled cheese sandwich! Tip: don’t skimp on the butter or the cheese. 😉
That delicious low carb grilled cheese is faster, easier, less carbs and WAY BETTER than a “real good pizza” any day of the week! 🙂
If I were going to make a Low Carb Grocery List for Netrition to stock up and take advantage of the Free Shipping and Free Gift, here are MY favorite items I would definitely order:
- Chipotle Lime Mayo – great for making baked parmesan chicken!
- Cranberry Almond Flax Sticky Bar (LOVE!)
- NUSH Organic Low Carb Cakes (I like Banana Walnut)
- Good Dee’s Low Carb Baking Mixes (ALL great!!)
They also carry Quest Nutrition Bars and Atkins Shakes plus many other low carb foods. There are Two Low Carb Granola Products and I like both of them but I was torn on which one I like best (as you’ll see in that post!).
What would YOU add to this list, or what are your favorite products to order from Netrition? Let’s get a bigger list going! 🙂
They offer Free Shipping by FedEx Ground on any order $99 or more, and you get a Free Gift with any order over $75
And: Have you tried the Real Good Food Co low carb pizzas yet?
If so, I would love to hear YOUR thoughts.;)
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