Product Type: Sainsbury's Ready Meals
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Sainsbury's Basics Pizza
Member Name: Kahdeksantoista
Sainsbury's Basics Pizza
Advantages: Less fattening than other options and dirt cheap.
Disadvantages: Not much cheese.
The packaging is minimalist white with the orange Sainsbury's basics logo. This is a frozen pizza so it will be found in the frozen section next to the microwave meals and other frozen pizzas. I find it on the bottom shelf, so have a dig around. It is currently on sale for 70p and it is about the size of a medium pizza. It fits nicely on a standard-sized dinner plate. The weight is 243g.
It cooks from frozen in 18 minutes at 190 degrees. Which is great because you'll get it faster than you can order and receive a takeaway.
The pizza itself has somewhere between a thin crust and a deep pan. It is a nice medium between crispy and soft when cooked. Personally, I hate cripsy pizza bases. The tomato taste is noticeable and not overpowering or tangy. The only problem I have with this pizza is the lack of cheese. I cannot complain, though I just did, because this is what makes it less fattening than other pizzas. I sprinkle a little bit of Sainsbury's basics mozzerella on the top.
It is far healthier, for want of a better word, than other frozen pizzas, takeaway alternatives or takeaway pizzas. Most pizza boxes lure you into a false sense of security by printing '1/6 of the pizza contains' underneath the nutritional information in small print. Thsx box clearly states that ONE HALF of the pizza is 298 calories. The health wheel is orange and green; who would expect that from a pizza?
It is also a fantastic base for your own pizza creation. You can easily add some pepperoni, mushrooms, herbs, peppers and/or sausage onto this pizza. I have come across simple pizza bases without cheese or tomato on them that cost more than this pizza.
When I take into account the price of ordering takeaway from a well-known chain or my local takeaway, this option is still cheaper, healthier and I get to see it cooked. My husband and I can spend up to £15 on ordering a takeaway pizza, a 1.5l of pop and possibly a dessert. Instead, nip to Sainsbury's and get some of their basics fizzy pop (some of it is better than branded pop), get some soft cookies and one of these pizzas! This option will set you back less than three quid.
Fat 8.4g 12%
Saturates 3.8g 19%
Protein 10.1g 22.4%
Carbohydrates 45.5g 19.8%
Salt 1.04g 17.3%
Summary: Fantastic alternative to takeaway, and faster to cook!
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