You know that low carb is really catching on when Oprah Winfrey is launching her own pizza with cauliflower crust.
We think it’s a good sign that she’s launching these cauliflower pizzas, almost makes us feel like low carb is becoming mainstream! Furthermore, ten percent of all profits will be donated to charities that work to reduce hunger.
Unfortunately, a closer look reveals that the crust is only made of one-third of cauliflower and the rest is just regular wheat dough – the largest ingredient is still wheat flour. For the macros, the pizzas still clock in at 35 grams of net carbs per 137 grams, for about 44% energy from carbs. Not exactly a real low carb version. Actually, it’s not even close.
There is definitely a need for more nutritious food options today and this may be a small step in the right direction. However, there are more nutritious low-carb pizza recipes with far fewer carbs (have a look below), and hundreds of other low-carb recipes, here on our website.
Maybe Oprah would like to have a look for future inspiration?
Note: The post has been updated August 26 with more information about the nutritional contents of the pizza.