When you stop and consider that traditional pies are basically slabs of nutrient-void carbs loaded with calorie-laden oil and saturated fat, it’s easy to see why so many Americans suffer from obesity and heart conditions. Luckily, there’s no need to give up pizza altogether to stay healthy and lose weight, you’ve just got to heat up the right pie.
All of our waist-friendly frozen picks below come in under 320 calories per serving and have fewer than 6 grams of saturated fat—the type that’s most apt to stored in the belly and increase the risk of disease. For some context, many pizzas have double that amount! Lucky for you, whether you’re a fan of pepperoni, veggies, cheese, or even cheeseless, we’ve got something that’s sure to hit the spot. Stock your freezer with a few of these frozen, tasty alternatives so you’re prepared with something healthy yet satisfying whenever a pizza craving strikes.
Vitalicious VitaPizza Cheese and Tomato, 1 pie, 152 grams
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
If you’re the kind of person who’s typically tempted to polish off everything in front of you, this tomato-topped pie is one of the safest bets for your waistline. In addition to being low in calories and fat and high in filling nutrients like fiber and protein, this thin and crispy pizza has also been fortified with an alphabet of nutrients. Fair warning though: It’s only about five inches in diameter and Vitalicious goes pretty light on the cheese to keep calories down. Even so, the roasted tomatoes provide a satisfying savory flavor that makes it well worth your while.
American Flatbread Twisted 6 Cheese, 1/3 pie, 146 grams
|Saturated Fat||4 g|
Makers of this heat-and-eat pizza combine onions with sage, Asiago, smoked Cheddar and fresh mozzarella to create a culinary masterpiece that only tastes indulgent. We love that the pizza is void of any strange, unpronounceable ingredients, but we do have one complaint: It’s really hard to stop eating! Plan to share this pie with two other people to keep portions in check.
Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Uncured Pepperoni, ⅓ pie, 125 g
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
Newman’s skips the pepperoni laced with nitrates—a type of preservative that interferes with the body’s natural ability to process sugar and increases the risk for diabetes—in favor of a more health-conscious variety of meat. Those who have had the pleasure of tasting this “better than takeout” pizza love that the crust is crispy and thin without tasting crackery.
Peas of Mind Cheese, ⅓ pie, 109 g
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
Can’t get your kids to eat their veggies? This pie is the answer to your prayers. The sneaky devils over at Peas of Mind snuck bits of broccoli and carrots into the crust without altering the taste or appearance, which can help keep dinnertime temper tantrums at bay without sacrificing nutrition. This stuff has been kid-tested, and they really do approve!
DiGiorno Thin & Crispy Spinach and Garlic Pizza, ⅓ pie, 112 grams
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
Just one serving of this preservative-free pie provides 25 percent of the day’s bone-building calcium of 20 percent of the day’s vitamin A, a nutrient that helps keep skin and teeth healthy. The savory spinach and garlicky taste is spot on, too. Serve this pie with a veggie-packed salad to round your your meal.
American Flatbread Farmers Tomato Pie, 1/3 pie, 146 grams
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
We totally get why you’d be skeptical of a pizza that’s not only frozen but also totally dairy-free. However, we assure you this pie worth the dough (pun intended!). American Flatbread combines tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, red wine, balsamic vinegar and a dash of maple syrup to create a flavor-packed pie that trumps the other vegan-friendly options on supermarket shelves.