I’ve done a lot of research recently into gluten and I’ve found out that it’s really, really bad for you. Some people even call gluten “anti-nutrients.” I’m working on a more comprehensive post about gluten for you.
That being said, I’ve been testing out trying to do my cheat days (where I got crazy for one day of the week with my food) without gluten. One of the things I MUST have on my cheat days is pizza, which I love.
Since Domino’s has completely redesigned their pizza about a year ago, it’s actually not bad. It’s not my favorite, but it’s a good, cheap fix. When they introduced the gluten free pizza a couple of days ago, I had to try it. Domino’s makes it VERY clear that it is not suitable for those with Celiac Disease – an autoimmune disease that produces a severe reaction when an individual with celiac disease consumes gluten. This pizza isn’t suitable for those with celiac disease because the pizza dough is made fresh at each location, and there is a very slight chance for cross-contamination with gluten. Domino’s says their Gluten Free Pizza is suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or folks that are trying to avoid gluten.
OK, enough about the health stuff, how does it taste?
First of all, it has a very thin crust.
Overall, I really enjoyed it. If you didn’t tell me that it was gluten-free I wouldn’t have known.
It had a much more solid of a crust – not as doughy as a traditional crust, almost like a cracker soaked in olive oil. It also had a little more of an earthy and nutty taste, most likely because of the potato and olive oil in the crust.
I would recommend this as a somewhat-healthier option if you want pizza on your cheat day.
Is it any healthier? First of all, it has fewer calories. A small gluten free pizza with pepperoni (the gluten free pizza only comes in small) has about 1,020 calories. A hand-tossed pizza with pepperoni has about 1,200 calories. The gluten free pizza also has about 12 less carbs per pizza. It has the same amount of fiber and carbs.
How good was it?
I will order it again for another cheat day, for sure. The only real downside is that it was a little more expensive than the traditional pizza (about $3 more). But I felt better after eating it than when I would eat gluten-filled pizza.