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Freschetta Gluten Free Signature Pepperoni Pizza

The other day I was thinking about some of the things that I miss most since going gluten-free. Most of them involve the loss of the sense of freedom that I remember having while eating out or shopping. For many years after my diagnosis something as simple as being able to buy a frozen pizza at a supermarket was just not possible.

Freschetta Gluten-Free Signature Pepperoni PizzaMy how things have changed over the last few years! Now it is not only possible to buy frozen pizzas again, but it is also possible to buy truly outstanding frozen gluten-free pizzas, like Freschetta's new Gluten Free Signature Pepperoni Pizza.

Preparation of the Freschetta Gluten Free Signature Pepperoni Pizza is simple, just remove the packaging and bake it on a pan in a pre-heated oven at 450F for 12-16 minutes. I baked mine on the longer side, as I like the mozzarella cheese to be light brown and bubbling. The first thing I noticed about this pizza is that the crust is thin, which I like, and it gets brown easily, which is not always the case with gluten-free pizzas.

The second thing I noticed was the wonderful smell coming from the oven—it smelled like I was at a pizzeria. After removing it from the oven and letting it cool for a couple of minutes, I cut it and noticed that my family could not wait to try it.

The taste was amazing! This pizza offers a generous amount of mozzarella cheese and perfectly flavored sauce—and I love the light, crispy and chewy crust (yes, to me great pizza is all about the consistency of the crust!).

My whole family really loved this pizza, and it should be noted that neither of my kids nor my wife need to be gluten-free, yet each of them thought that this pizza was great!

For more info visit: www.freschetta.com

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LauraTX
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20 Jul 2015 3:45:14 PM PDT
This is my favorite GF pizza. I feed it to gluten eaters and they are fine with it, which I can't say with any other frozen GF pizza.

 
Nancy
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21 Jul 2015 8:57:34 AM PDT
I agree with the author, as I think this is the best GF frozen pizza available. They also make it as a cheese only pizza.

 
Angela
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25 Jul 2015 4:02:00 AM PDT
Hands down this pizza beats out ALL other frozen pizzas in the stores today. It was hard for my 10 year-old son to find a pizza that actually had a decent taste and now we have one. He loves it and so do both his father and I. Thank you.

 
Mom23guys
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28 Sep 2015 7:13:56 AM PDT
The only problem now is it seems to have run its course in the stores. It's been removed from 2 of the 3 chains in my area. I guess there just aren't enough GF folks to justify the shelf space. Kinda bummed.




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Yes the first has wheat gluten in the ingredients, the second via the wheat flour. Here in the UK manufacturers HAVE to highlight gluten sources. Check the ingredients and if WHEAT, BARLEY, or RYE are mentioned *usually highlighted, italicised or underlined, then you will know there's gluten. Most of iceland's processed foods will probably be gluten filled to be honest. Any breadcrumbed or battered foods for instance. Ps, you and me both have another disease, the british one of apologising You don't need to, you're very welcome here and all of your questions are valid and understandable. It's going to get better

Hi, I am deeply sorry for posting on here again. As I am scheduled for an Endoscopy on the 9th May, I wanted to make sure that my gluten intake is being kept the same. I was wondering if the ingredients to these products contain gluten even though dextrose is in one of them? http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/iceland-32-breaded-chicken-nuggets-448g/p/52275 Chicken Breast Fillet (60%), Water, Wheat Flour, Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Dextrose, Salt, Yeast), Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Wheat Gluten, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, White Pepper, Dried Sage. http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/iceland-10-breaded-chicken-burgers-550g/p/52276 Chicken Breast Fillet (60%), Water, Wheat Flour, Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Dextrose, Salt, Yeast), Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Wheat Gluten, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, White Pepper, Dried Sage. Thank you for all your help so far,

JMG got it down pretty much, the painful and gluten effects from eating it should clear up in a month, damage symptoms you might notice some differences as early as 2-4months but most do not noticed major improvements til about 6 months to a year. I have been gluten-free for over 3 years all my villi have healed according to the doctor on my last scope. It is very important to not cheat and avoid any kind of CC as it can set you back weeks or months. I would suggest a whole foods only diet for the first month or two, no dairy, simple stews, soups, etc. make for easy to digest and simple meals. Check out the 101 thread for some good information. PS a new combo crockpot, steamer, rice cooker combo and liners for a crock pot will be a life saver for making simple meals and easy clean ups. Quick cook microwave ware will also be handy making sure you have gluten-free cooked meals if you can not get new cookware immediately. I normally suggest cleaning out the entire house, scrubbing down knobs, handles, on the drawers, sink, fridge, cubbards etc. throw out condiment jars, checking ingredients on everything in the house including your hygiene and makeup. Putting in drawer organizers for new utensils, throwing out scratched glass, teflon, plastic, and steel cookware. Throwing out any Tupperware, and cutting boards, some utensils that can not be cleaned well. Some times you can save cast iron and stainless steel cook ware if you can run it in your ovens cleaning cycle over 600F. Gluten is a protein like blood if you can not clean a item where a CSI team will not find it give it up, it is not a germ that can be killed with disinfectant. I use freezer paper for clean prep surfaces, also makes clean up a breeze, I tend to use gloves alot also when fixing foods,

Hi Allie and welcome First off, I know 3 years was a long wait, but at 17 you've figured out celiac way before many people do. That should make a big impact on minimising its effects and helping you with the diet, so, bizarrely enough, congratulations! A lot of good advice has been brought together in this thread: Don't worry that your symptoms are bad now. As you follow the diet your body will begin healing itself and you're still very young so hopefully this will go really smoothly. Think in terms of the next 6 months rather than weeks however, recovery will likely take a little time. Eat as healthily as you can, lots of whole foods and try to avoid the gluten free processed substitutes as your digestive system needs all the help it can get at this moment. You may want to avoid dairy as well for now and think about reintroducing it later. This site has been really helpful to me and others. I hope you find it just as useful. Best of luck! ps, your increased reaction to gluten during the challenge phase was perfectly normal. Many find that reintroducing it much worse than the initial affects and take some time to get over the challenge. That's why you'll see lots of posts here urging folks to 'stay on gluten' till their testing is complete! PPS( ) Inasmuch as your post can convey emotion, your's seemed positive Stay that way! At times the diet can be a bit isolating and some friends and family may struggle to understand. I'm sure it will be difficult at times making good choices and staying vigilant when everyone around you doesn't have to think twice. Stick with it, your health is paramount and it will be worthwhile. In time your good friends will get it and those that don't aren't worth worrying about. There are great foods you can eat and if not, learn to cook them yourself

Hi! My daughter is 19 was diagnosed at age 16. It took about 12-18 month s for her to fully heal from the damage and feel "normal" again. Also because of the damage done she had reactions to dairy, so you may want to try no or minimum dairy until youre fully healed. Just a suggestion. Hope you start feeling well soon!