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I am a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After my celiac diagnosis in 2006, I have made it my mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from “made from scratch” homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, I share my experiences and pass along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. I feel that I am a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans.

Fun with Udi's Pizza Crust 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 11:18:58 AM


When I was training for my marathon/half marathon this spring,I got into the habit of eating the same thing every Friday night. This is the night before my long run,so the idea is to get into a routine so that I can see if my body agrees or disagrees with the food that I am fueling with. It is a delicate balance.

When I found a sale on Udi’s gluten-free pizza crusts,I pick up several packages. Each package contains 2 crusts,so that would last me a while. Here are some of the recent creations I have come up with:

Chickpea,spinach,roasted grape tomatoes &provolone


Eggplant parmesan pizza


Unpictured ideas:

Mexican – refried beans,cheddar,tomatoes,jalapeno,lettuce &avocado on pizza crust

Super Veggie – adding shredded zucchini,carrots,mushrooms,black olive,banana pepper and mozzarella

BBQ chicken – bbq sauce,rotisserie chicken,thinly sliced potato &a sprinkling of cheddar

I pair all of my pizzas with a salad. I can usually polish off a large salad and an Udi’s size crust. 

This is a wonderful way to get creative with your food – the pizza crust is a blank canvas – create until your heart is content!! The beauty of the Udi’s crusts is that they can go right from the freezer to the oven and can be ready in under 15 minutes. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. 

Do you have a favorite pizza that you make at home? My kids go for marinara (we usually use Three Cheese Prego) and mozzarella and if they are feeling adventurous,pepperoni. 


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