Friday, August 24, 2012

Dinner In 30 Minutes With GalloLea Pizza Kits -- A Gluten Free Option Too! {Review}

Quick, wholesome dinners. Something I think every mom dreams of, right? With GalloLea's convenient Pizza Kits, dinner is ready in just 30 minutes. It's not just any dinner either, it's pizza! I'm sure I score some brownie points with Buddy here since making pizza at home is also fun family activity in my house.

GalloLea Pizza Kits come in gluten free (what I reviewed), whole wheat, and low sodium. I thought that making homemade pizza (or eating any pizza at all!) would be a thing of the past when I went gluten free recently. Not so!! Each kit includes a sauce pack, dry crust mix, round cooking paper, directions, and recipe suggestions. It makes a 12" pizza which is perfect for my little family of 3 along with a salad, a side of fruit and even a couple pieces leftover for lunch the next day. Toppings are not included, but that's where you come in to make your homemade pizza your very own.

Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ingredients: Organic brown rice flour, organic buckwheat flour, teff flour, sweet rice flour, yeast, organic raw sugar, sea salt and vitamin C.

Pizza Sauce Ingredients: Organic whole peeled tomatoes (tomatoes, sea salt, citric acid, calcium chloride), organic tomato paste (tomatoes, citric acid), organic extra virgin olive oil, organic garlic, organic raw sugar, organic basil, organic oregano and more organic spices.

The ingredients of the included crust mix and sauce are definitely on the natural side which I'm super happy about. Gluten-free and natural together is often hard to find! Many organic ingredients are used, and you could potentially make your own pizza by gathering all these ingredients. REAL ingredients!! Yay! But who wants that hassle, right? That's why these pizza kits exist! Heck knows I don't have all these ingredients on hand at a moments notice. These kits are all about convenience, but still allow you to make a quick, homemade meal that's delicious.

Making your pizza couldn't be any easier. You literally just add water to the dry crust mix, mix it up into a ball and spread it out onto oiled cooking paper. Then you par-bake it just a little, add your sauce and toppings, and then finish baking in the oven. It's SO easy and such an easy clean up!

Buddy LOVES helping me in the kitchen!

Viola! The finished product! There's 1/2 mushroom, 1/4 feta cheese and sun-dried tomato, and 1/4 plain cheese for Buddy. Try customizing a pizza for delivery like that! Ha! This was SO yummy!

I'm very, very impressed with these pizza kits. I was initially skeptical about how the texture would turn out without gluten, but it's actually really great. It crisps up nicely, holds together well enough to pick up a piece without falling apart (just don't add too much water to the dough!), and doesn't taste dense like cardboard. It's actually quite light. It tastes a little earthy, hearty and definitely unique. I love it and my food-critical hubby gobbles it up too! The sauce is also delicious and has a spiced, sweet flavor to it. It's really hard to believe that it's all gluten free and I can enjoy one of my favorite foods still. If you're gluten free, you're in for a major treat with GalloLea Pizza Kits!

You can purchase GalloLea Pizza Kits online HERE, or check to see if there is a retail location near you. Pizza Kits are $6-7 each.

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Disclosure: I received free product in exchange for my review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

That looks so yummy! I have to see if my local grocers carry this pizza kit. We love homemade pizza, but I can't always partake because I have a sensitivity to gluten

HappyMrsBass said...

Wow! That looks great... I might have to try it out one day, when I have dinner alone... Hubby doesn't like to be the guinea pig, haha!
Love how you added a little bit for everyone!

Sarah @ made in usa challenge said...

My sister has Celiac so I know just how hard it is to find pizza that is gluten-free, and even more so that is tasty! I'll be passing this info along to her.

Jen Crum said...

That looks fantastic

Romina said...

I usually buy dough and sauce from Trader Joe's, but a kit is so convenient. And the ingredients are organic; love that. Good to know that a gluten free dough holds up well. Thanks for sharing this.