Blaze Pizza Now Has a Keto Crust for Pizza Lovers On a Low-Carb Diet

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Since the keto diet has blown up, packaged keto foods aren’t hard to come by. At this point, companies are churning out keto-friendly drinks, keto protein bars, and spreads like the diet is going out of style. (It’s not.)

On the other hand, when it comes to quality pizza, your options are still pretty limited. Yes, you can make your own cauliflower crust, but let’s be real, sometimes you just crave delivery or takeout. Thankfully, Blaze Pizza is doing its part to get pizza boxes into the hands of keto dieters across the country. The chain just launched a keto-friendly pizza crust. (Related: The Complete Guide to Keto Starbucks Food and Drinks)

While a typical pizza crust made with white flour clocks in at around 265 net carbs, Blaze Pizza’s entire keto crust has only 6 net carbs. The cauliflower and mozzarella-based crust contains whey, casein, flaxseed, and eggs and is gluten-free, according to the company’s nutrition calculator.

In addition to launching its new keto diet crust, Blaze Pizza added four new “Life Mode” pizzas to its menu, exclusively for customers who order through its website or app. Along with vegan, vegetarian, and high-protein options, there’s a new Keto Pizza, which combines the new low-carb cauliflower crust with spicy red sauce, mozzarella, bacon, cherry tomatoes, mushroom, and spinach. One slice has 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein, and 2 grams of net carbs. (Related: The Best Keto Snacks You Can Buy On Amazon, According to Dietitians)

While other fast-casual restaurants have added keto menu items, Blaze Pizza is the first national chain to offer a keto pizza crust, according to a press release. (Last year, California Pizza Kitchen became the first national chain to launch a cauliflower crust, but with 14 grams of carbs per slice, it’s not really keto-friendly.) With that in mind, this might just be the best thing to happen to the keto community since Chipotle rolled out a keto salad bowl.

Blaze Introduces Keto and Cauliflower Crust to Menus

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced Monday the launch of two new pizza crusts, including a Keto Crust, which contains just six grams of net carbs, and a Cauliflower Crust. Both new crusts are gluten-free, made with real ingredients and will be on menus throughout the country beginning July 16. In conjunction with the launch, the brand is also introducing a new line of Life Mode Pizzas, available exclusively through Blaze Pizza’s mobile app and online. These pizzas – Keto, Protein, Vegetarian and Vegan – allow guests to ‘chart their own course’ and reflect Blaze’s position as an inclusive brand.

The new Life Mode Pizzas include:

  • Keto Pizza: Keto Crust, spicy red sauce, mozzarella, ovalini mozzarella, bacon, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach
  • Protein Pizza: Keto Crust, red sauce, mozzarella, Italian meatballs, smoked ham, grilled chicken, black olives, green bell peppers, oregano
  • Vegan Pizza: Original dough, red sauce, vegan cheese, spicy vegan chorizo, mushrooms, red onions, green bell peppers, basil, olive oil drizzle
  • Vegetarian Pizza: Cauliflower Crust, red sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, artichokes, kalamata olives, red onions, spinach

“As the first national chain to unveil a Keto Crust, Blaze’s innovation is changing the way that guests think about and eat pizza,” says Executive Chef, Bradford Kent. “We’re making pizza an option, even for those on a low carb diet.”

Along with the company’s new Keto and Cauliflower Crusts, (both available for an additional charge), Blaze Pizza will continue to offer its Original and High-Rise dough, made from scratch, in-house daily.

2019 has been a year of thoughtful and game-changing introductions for the brand. Blaze set the benchmark in the restaurant industry for eco-friendliness by going strawless at its 300-plus locations and paved the way for craveable plant-based protein toppings with the recent introduction of a vegan Spicy Chorizo, available at no upcharge.

The brand currently operates 333 restaurants in 41 states and five countries.

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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza launched two new pizza crusts and four “lifestyle” pies to meet the dietary demands of today’s consumers. The keto crust closely resembles Blaze’s original pizza crust but contains just 6 grams of net carbs, while the cauliflower crust is vegetable-based; both are gluten-free. The four pies—Keto, Protein, Vegan and Vegetarian—make up the new Life Mode line and are available only through Blaze Pizza’s app and online.

Blaze’s goal in developing a keto crust was to make pizza an option for the increasing number of consumers following low-carb and ketogenic diets. But the challenge was to achieve the key desirable attributes in a crust while minimizing the less desired characteristics when carbohydrates are reduced, said Brad Kent, executive chef for the chain. “Key attributes include a light crisp texture with some chew that holds up to the toppings. Plus, it has to still be good to eat when the pizza cools off,” he told Restaurant Business.

The Keto Pizza follows the low-carb trend with a topping of spicy red sauce, mozzarella, bacon, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach, but the Vegan is plant-based, featuring vegan cheese and vegan chorizo, along with assorted vegetables. The Vegetarian is also plant-forward, with its cauliflower crust and veggie toppings, but it also includes mozzarella and ricotta, while the Protein is geared to meat eaters: It’s topped with meatballs, ham, grilled chicken and cheese.

The Life Mode pizzas were so named because they feature specific builds to fit a variety of lifestyles, said Kim Freer, Blaze Pizza’s marketing director. Similar tie-ins are behind Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Lifestyle Bowls and Mooyah’s Lifestyle Burgers. Marketing diet-friendly menu items as lifestyle choices seems to be a growing trend.

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Embarking on a keto diet these days isn’t as hard as it used to be thanks to more chain restaurants offering low-carb options on their menus. As the diet becomes more popular, it’s no wonder Blaze Pizza launched a new keto crust for everyone who counts their carbs.

Before you head for the door with your car keys and wallet, you might want to know exactly what goes into the Blaze keto crust.

Here, we review the ingredients to make sure there aren’t any sneaky carbs lurking in the dough, and do a taste test in the video below so you know if it’s worth your money.

The HUGE list of keto friendly foods.

Need to Know Before You Go

This isn’t your typical cheese crust or fathead dough that are high in fat and contain almost no carbs at all.

The keto crust at Blaze is made with Cauliflower Rice, Low-Moisture Mozzarella Cheese, Casein Protein, Flaxseed, Eggs, Whey Protein, Yeast, Spices, and Cultured Brown Rice. You might have most of these ingredients in your kitchen right now, which is always something to look for when ordering takeout.

Things are off to a good start, but let’s clear up a few things and prepare you for your pizza.

Cultured Brown Rice? Is That Keto Friendly?

Many keto dieters ran the other way when they read the words “rice flour” or “brown rice” in ingredient lists, but you don’t necessarily have to. Sure, rice isn’t very keto-friendly, but let’s not forget – ketosis is a metabolic state that requires you to eat below 20-50g of carbohydrates a day.

It doesn’t matter whether your carbs come from spinach or brown rice, they all affect ketosis the same way. Count the carbs from the Blaze keto crust the same way you would any other meal. The cultured brown rice helps extends the shelf life in some dairy products.

Pro Tip: You can use clues to figure out how much of an ingredient is actually used in the crust. For example, brown rice is listed after yeast and spices on the ingredients list. This means there is less brown rice than there is yeast, which is likely not very much at all.

Watch Out for High-Carb Toppings

The keto crust is only available in 11- inch size and comes in at 5g of net carbs per pizza crust, but that’s before you’ve added sauce, meat, and veggies.

The Keto Pizza automatically comes with Spicy Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Spinach. With toppings included, you’re looking at 15g of net carbs, so if you’re looking to cut the carbs even more, ask for no tomatoes or no veggies all-together.

Carbs in Toppings

If you plan on getting creative with your order, customization is always an option. Here are the carb counts for all the Blaze toppings for an 11- inch pizza.

  • Red Sauce: >1g carb
  • White Sauce: 0g carb
  • Various cheeses: 0-1g carb
  • Artichoke: 0g carbs
  • Kalamata Olives: 0g carbs
  • Red Onion: 0g carb
  • Spinach: 0g carb
  • Roasted Butternut Squash: 1g carbs
  • Mushrooms: 0g carbs
  • Chopped Garlic: 1g carbs
  • Arugula: 0g carbs
  • Green Bell Peppers: 0g carbs
  • Grilled Chicken: 0g carbs
  • Banana Peppers: 0g carbs
  • BBQ Drizzle: 1g carb
  • Pesto Drizzle: 0g carbs

Gluten-Friendly

The crust is gluten-friendly which isn’t always a given with keto products. We repeat, gluten-free does not mean carb-free! You and your gut can rest assured knowing a few slices on a Friday isn’t going to ruin your night.

Only Available in 11- Inch Size

Unfortunately, the keto Blaze pizza only comes in the personal size and if you plan on feeding the whole family, you’ll have to buy several pizzas or consider making homemade. Here are a few of our favorite homemade keto pizza recipes you and your family need to try.

  • The Original Zero-Carb Pizza Crust
  • Low-Carb Domino’s Style Pizza
  • Low-Carb Deep Dish

Macros for Blaze Keto Pizza

For an entire 11-inch Keto Pizza you’re looking at 910 calories, 50g fat, 83g protein, 25g total carbs, and 10g fiber. So go ahead, eat the entire pie on your own or save the other half as leftovers. Do what works for you and your macros (or your appetite).

What We Ordered

The Standard Keto Pizza:

When you start your online order and select the keto pizza it automatically populates with these options. Don’t think that these are the only options available to you though. Feel free to add and remove toppings to your liking. Just stick with the more keto friendly pizza toppings that we listed earlier in this blog post.

Our Blaze Keto Pizza Order:

We made a few simple modifications to the standard keto pizza for our order. We changed out the tomato sauce in favor of Garlic Pesto. We also added grilled chicken and changed up the veggies to our liking. We went with black olives, red onion and cherry tomatoes.

How did it taste?

Was it the perfect substitution for a high carb pizza? No, not quite. It was a really good alternative though. Overall the flavors were not as strong as a normal pizza. I think this was due to the blandness of the crust. If I had to give it a rating I would say 7 out of 10. I would happily go back and get it again, but I prefer the taste of a homemade keto pizza to the Blaze Keto Pizza.

Some modifications we would make for the next time we order would be to change up the cheeses. With the crust not delivering much flavor we would opt for a stronger tasting cheese. The garlic pesto was great, we would get it again. We would also load it up with a few more toppings like pepperoni and arugala!

Here are a few of our favorite homemade pizza recipes:

Chicken Crust Pizza

Deep Dish Keto Pizza

In Summary

Blaze Pizza is one of the first nationwide food chains to offer a new menu item specifically for keto dieters. It is the absolute best pizza option you’re going to find when ordering out. It’s not quite as flavorful as out homemade keto pizza options, but it is definitely a place we will be going every few weeks for a fun pizza night!

Blaze Pizza is rolling out a keto-friendly crust and ‘Life Mode’ pies for dieters

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Sticking to a keto diet at fast-food restaurants just got easier.

Blaze Pizza announced it is are rolling out a keto crust with 6 grams of net carbohydrates, substituting flour with high-fat, low-carb ingredients like flaxseed, cheese and eggs.

“As the first national chain to unveil a keto crust, Blaze’s innovation is changing the way that guests think about and eat pizza,” executive chef Bradford Kent said in a statement to USA TODAY Monday. “We’re making pizza an option, even for those on a low-carb diet.”

That’s not the only new crust on its way: Blaze Pizza also is launching a vegetable-based cauliflower crust.

Both options are gluten-free and available starting Tuesday.

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The popular food chain will also introduce a new line of “Life Mode” pizzas.

The new collection, which will be available exclusively online and through Blaze Pizza’s mobile app, will consist of the keto pizza, the protein pizza, the vegan pizza, and a vegetarian pizza.

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Here is the run-down of the ingredients in each new bowl:

Keto Pizza: Keto crust, spicy red sauce, mozzarella, ovalini mozzarella, bacon, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach

Protein Pizza: Keto crust, red sauce, mozzarella, Italian meatballs, smoked ham, grilled chicken, black olives, green bell peppers, oregano

Vegan Pizza: Original dough, red sauce, vegan cheese, spicy vegan chorizo, mushrooms, red onions, green bell peppers, basil, olive oil drizzle

Vegetarian Pizza: Cauliflower crust, red sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, artichokes, kalamata olives, red onions, spinach

Blaze Pizza is the latest fast-food chain to cater to dieters. In January, Chipotle introduced “Lifestyle Bowls,” including the Paleo Salad Bowl and the Keto Salad Bowl.

Keto, Paleo and Whole30: Chipotle offers a new line of ‘lifestyle’ bowls for dieters

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Worst Case Diet Scenario: First Time Eating At Blaze Pizza

Michael MorelliFollow Jan 18, 2019 · 3 min read

Can you eat healthy at a pizza joint?

This is the question I attempted to answer as I headed into Blaze Pizza. This was my first time eating at a place like this, and I heard that their pizza was delicious. However, just because pizza tastes good, doesn’t mean it is the best option if you are dialing in your nutrition. I was excited to see what I could do using my Approved Foods List to help guide me on my first meal.

Sometimes we may not have a lot of choices when it comes to food while we are out and about. There are many reasons why we may find ourselves dining in a place that isn’t exactly known for their healthy food. You could be celebrating with friends, or you may find yourself stuck in an area of town with little options.

Using the Approved Foods List, my free nutrition guide of healthy foods, you can easily navigate any situation you may find yourself in. This guide is my personal list of foods that I would consider to be part of a healthy diet. In this list, each food is accompanied by that particular food’s macros, giving you the proteins, carbs, and fats.

Watch the video below to see how I found a healthy meal during my first trip to Blaze Pizza. Plus, I point out where the hidden calories really are in pizza:

In this video, I walked you through the type of pizza that I would order when finding myself in this situation, right down to which cheese is the best option.

I also answer these questions:

  • What are the best meats to add to your pizza?
  • How can I get more greens into my meal?
  • How to add healthy fats to your pizza
  • How to use pizza to balance out your macros

One of the great things about places like Blaze Pizza is that they offer gluten-free crust, so if you are sensitive to gluten or are trying to eliminate it from your diet, you can easily do so. There were also plenty of vegetable options to choose from when picking my pizza toppings.

With the help of my Approved Foods List, I was able to create a few different pizzas that I would consider a healthier option. These weren’t just pizzas that I would create when trying to be healthy, but as it turns out, they are also a great option if you are looking for a tasty, healthier cheat-meal.

When it comes to cheat meals, pizza is at the top of the list for most people. Instead of treating yourself with a greasy slice of pizza from your local pizza shop, this would be a great way to find a healthier version. The fact that you can control precisely what is put on your pizza, and right down to what the crust is made out of, is a surprising benefit to this Worst Case Diet Scenario.

My build your own pizza at Blaze Pizza. Photo by me.

I am heading into week five of my vegan journey, and I am finding that if you don’t educate yourself on veganism, it is easy to feel as though there is nothing a vegan can eat.

One of my all time favorite foods is pizza. Friday night I decided to take on the challenge of making my meal vegan at Blaze Pizza… Spoiler alert, it was easy!

When I arrived, there were more than 50 people in the restaurant. I figured I would have to wait a while to finally get my taste of pizza.

To my surprise, they helped me within minutes. I decided to build my own pizza.

Step 1: Traditional Pizza Crust

After doing my research, I discovered the pizza crust sold at Blaze contains filtered water, unbleached flour, extra-virgin olive oil, salt and sugar.

They also have a gluten-free dough option, for those of you with gluten allergies.

Step 2: Sauce

I decided to go with their spicy red sauce.

Step 3: Fresh Toppings

I ordered their vegan cheese. The cheese happens to also be soy-free.

In addition, I added an extensive amount of veggies and fruit. To name a few, I ordered artichokes, arugula, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, pineapples and more. (Pretty much every topping, excluding onions and jalapeños, because I’m not a fan!)

Step 4: Enjoy

After ordering, my pizza was “fast-fire’d” within five minutes. I couldn’t believe it. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.

The pizza was delicious. The sauce was spicy, but not too spicy. The cheese was good as well. The pineapples and tomatoes complemented my vegetables perfectly. The crust was flawlessly crisp. The pizza itself was huge, costing just about $8. I definitely got my money’s worth.

Also, the service at Blaze was stellar. Every employee greeted me with a smile and helping hand. They even switched their gloves for new ones, just for me, when they created my vegan pizza. I appreciated their attentiveness.

I ended up taking two slices home. After warming it up in the oven the next day, it tasted exactly the same.

I will definitely be back at Blaze. Clearly you can still be healthy and eat pizza. I definitely recommend you treat yourself to Blaze Pizza!

What you put in or on your burrito, sub, smoothie, latte, pizza, bagel, or plate of fast-Chinese food matters. Here are a few examples of how to slash the calories and boost the nutrients. Talk about a win-win.

Panera

At Panera, a (partly) Whole Grain Bagel and cream cheese (520 calories) plus a 16 oz. Caramel Latte with no whip or caramel drizzle (320) means 840 calories for breakfast.

Instead, order an Avocado, Egg White & Spinach Breakfast Sandwich on a (partly whole grain) Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat (320 calories without cheese) plus a Latte with skim milk (100).

Voilà! You jettison half the calories, three-quarters of a day’s saturated fat, an estimated 6½ teaspoons of added sugar, and 340 milligrams of sodium. And you gain a few leafy greens and some healthy (unsaturated) fat in the avocado.

TIPS

  • Get the app. Panera lets you customize your order—and see how that changes calories, etc.—on your smartphone or at kiosks in most stores.
  • Salad up. Salads beat sandwiches because you trade bread for veggies. You’ll cut the amount of dressing in half if you order it “light.” Or try the reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette or another lower- calorie dressing.
  • Stick to the right side. The apple (80 calories) easily beats the chips (150) or baguette or roll (170 to 190).

Jamba Juice

Think smoothies are healthy? At Jamba Juice, a medium (22 oz.) Amazing Greens Smoothie packs 500 calories, thanks, in part, to the sugary liquids—lemonade and peach juice—that Jamba adds to the greens, peaches, bananas, and pumpkin seeds.

A few of Jamba’s smoothies skip those liquids. That lets you halve the calories
with, say, a small (16 oz.) Green Up ‘N Go Smoothie (apple, nonfat greek yogurt, cucumber, baby spinach, grapes, pumpkin seeds, and lemon juice).

TIPS

  • Downsize. A small is around 200 to 400 calories. A medium typically is 300 to 500. Most larges run 400 to 600.
  • Skip the juice & sugar. Jamba lets you replace the fruit juice with 2% milk, and the frozen yogurt or sherbet with nonfat greek yogurt (to bump up the protein). Smoothie King and Tropical Smoothie Cafe add turbinado sugar to many of their smoothies. It’s no better than any other sugar.

Pieology

Pieology, MOD Pizza, Blaze Pizza, and other assembly-line places let you pick one of the restaurant’s combos or choose your own crust, sauce, and as many toppings as you like (typically all for one price).

At Pieology, a Mad to Meat You pizza (pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, mozzarella, red sauce) will set you back 1,050 calories. But you can get down below 500 by eating half of the right Custom pie. Ours had red sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, green bell peppers, red onions, and fresh basil on a whole wheat crust (Pieology won’t say what percentage is whole).

TIPS

  • Eat just half (or go mini). At Pieology, the (11.5”) crust alone—whole wheat or white flour—delivers 460 calories, much like Blaze’s (400) and MOD’s (490). But MOD’s mini (6”) crust has just 210 calories. For a gluten free crust, add roughly 50 to 150 calories to your full-size pie.
  • Pile on the veggies. Raw veggies are freebies. (Skip the salty olives and pickled jalapeños.) Add a roasted veggie or two (if you find any), plus a handful of fresh basil after baking.
  • One cheese, please. It takes about 300 calories’ worth of mozzarella to cover a full-size crust. That’s plenty.
  • Think red. Tomato sauce has fewer calories than pesto or (artery-clogging) alfredo sauce.
  • Try a side salad. Skip the salad’s cheese. (There’s cheese on your pizza.) Or split a pizza and a larger salad with a friend.

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Blaze Pizza is the creator and distributor of “fast fire’d” artisanal pizzas. Every order is cooked in one of their stone hearth ovens; these reach temperatures of up to 900c which means your order will be cooked in an average of 180 seconds. They boast a range of nine signature pizzas as well as their infamous build-your-own option.

All of their pizzas are created with made-from-scratch dough which is fermented and allowed to rise for 24 hours before serving. Furthermore, each and every order is topped with healthy, fresh, delicious ingredients; with over forty toppings to choose from, you’re sure to find something to your liking. So, if you’re looking for great quality, super-fast pizza, head to your nearest Blaze Pizza today.

History

Blaze Pizza was founded by the owners of ‘Wetzel’s Prtezels’, Elise and Rick Wetzel in 2011. The couple founded the company in Pasadena, California and the first location was opened in Irvine, California in early 2012. The initial growth was gentle and the second location was opened in Pasadena in 2014. Since this time, the chain has exploded, with locations appearing all over the nation.

The initial concept of Blaze Pizza was designed to be comparable with other made-from-scratch chains such as ‘Chipotle’. The brand name was designed to reflect the speed at which their pizzas are cooked. They are also focused on being eco-friendly and concentrating on sustainability, something that resonates with eco-aware millennials. Their popularity is shown through their rapid expansion; by the end of 2014, the company had opened 50 stores across 15 states.

Another of the brands top priorities is providing fresh, healthy, well-balanced food. Brad Kent is the executive chef, who has a degree in food science and nutrition, and is continuously striving for a healthier, tastier product. The company has won awards declaring it’s popularity; they also came out second in the top 100 fast casual restaurants of 2015.

The brand shows no signs of slowing down and has plans to open a store every 5 days, meaning that by 2020 they should have grown to an impressive 500 locations. They also have plans for international locations in the not too distant future. The brand’s slogan is “Intelligent choices for pizzas, people and planet” and this is exactly what they provide.

Review

At every Blaze Pizza you’ll find a common theme. Each location is designed with a modern, urban twist, lots of reclaimed wood and stainless steel and plenty of clean, comfortable seating. When you order your pizza you’ll first have to decide which flavor: meat eater, art lover, green stripe, red vine, veg out, link in, white top, bbq chicken or their customizable build-your-own.

You’ll then be directed down their assembly-line while you watch as your pizza is handcrafted through each stage of preparation by the company’s self-declared ‘pizzasmiths’. All of their ingredients are impeccably fresh and the staff are trained to be fast, fun and unbelievably friendly, so why not have a chat as they bring your order to life.

This brand is also very aware of their customers’ dietary needs and they provide gluten free dough as well as vegan cheese. They also offer other items such as: salads, soft drinks and their s’more pie, a delightful pizza-like dessert, melted marshmallows sandwiched in biscuits and covered in melted chocolate. One frequently recommended item is their blood orange lemonade, gulp down a glass with your order.

Plus, they don’t just look after your health, they look after your pocket too and their prices are extremely affordable with products ranging from $5 to $10. After your order is “fast fire’d” for 180 seconds in their intensely hot oven, you’ll be left with a combination of: a crust, that’s thin, crispy and yet still soft; delicious, fresh toppings; and a piping hot, perfect artisanal pizza.

Last Updated on April 19, 2019

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