Taste Test: Healthier Frozen Pizzas



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A while back, Healthy Eats asked Facebook fans to name their favorite healthy frozen pizzas. Most people said they preferred to make their own pies, while others insisted the term “healthy frozen pizza” was an oxymoron (fair enough). That said, it never hurts to know the better choices available out there. Because let’s face it: Sometimes the frozen pizza aisle just calls your name.

The Criteria
Not all pizzas are created equal. Some brands may seem healthy but contain more calories, fat and fillers than others. Saturated fat, sodium and fiber were other factors examined in this taste test, along with flavor, texture and cost. Each brand was rated on a 5-point scale, 5 being highest.

Newman’s Own Thin & Crisp Margherita Pizza
Rating: 4.5
Cost (per ounce): $0.50
Nutrition Info (per serving): 280 calories; 4.5 grams saturated fat; 650 milligrams sodium; 1 gram fiber
The Healthy Eats Take: Small pieces of chopped tomatoes are evenly distributed so you could taste them in every bite. The thin crust is crunchy and the cheese and sauce are darn tasty. This brand has one of the lowest amounts of calories per serving, though the sodium is about average. Each serving provides 25% of the daily recommended …read more