Blaze Pizza rolls out a new pizza crust approved by the Keto Diet with only six grams of net carbs.
The crust replaces flour with ingredients such as flaxseed, eggs and cheese.
The casual pizza chain is launching a new line of diet-friendly pizzas, including Keto Pizza, Protein Pizza and Vegan Pizza.
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Blaze Pizza is poised to become the first national pizza chain to have a crust approved by the Keto Diet.
On Monday, the fast-paced pizza chain announced the launch of the Keto crust. The crust contains only six grams of net carbs, exchanging flour for ingredients such as flaxseed, eggs and cheese.
Photo: Courtesy of Blaze Pizza
"Pizza crusts are traditionally made with flour, water and yeast," Executive Chef Brad Kent told Business Insider. "Removing flour poses several problems because gluten, starches and sugars (carbohydrates) provide the desirable texture, light, crisp and mellow, in addition to its toasty flavor and yeast."
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Blaze is also deploying a new cauliflower crust. The two new crusts are the basis for the range of pizzas in life, which will be put on the menu Tuesday with crusts.
Here is the new range of pizzas, which you can order online and via the app:
Protein Pizza: Keto Crust, red sauce, mozzarella, Italian meatballs, smoked ham, grilled chicken, black olives, green peppers, oregano
Vegan pizza: Original paste, red sauce, vegan cheese, spicy vegan chorizo, mushrooms, red onions, green peppers, basil, olive oil fillet
Vegetarian pizza: Cauliflower crust, red sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, artichokes, Kalamata olives, red onions, spinach
This year, a number of brands have tried to seduce consumers who follow a Keto diet rich in fats and carbohydrates. In January, Chipotle launched a new range of bowls including the Keto salad bowl, made of carnitas, romaine lettuce, red salsa, cheese and guacamole.
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10 healthy and promising fast food chains
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Leon – a European fast food chain that arrives in the United States
The London based fast food chain, Leon, offers rolls, salads, sandwiches and bowls made from fresh ingredients.
Launched in 2004, Leon now has nearly 50 restaurants in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. After a financial boost of $ 31 million in 2017, the company announced its expansion into the US market.
Leon's founders John Vincent, Henry Dimbleby and Allegra McEvedy said their long-term goal is to become more valuable than McDonald's.
Salad and Go – A chain of salads to take away
Salad and Go sells 48 ounce salads for about $ 6, as well as soups, smoothies and breakfast dishes for about $ 4.
The brand is trying to compete with more established supply chains by making ordering experience quick and convenient, said co-founder Roushan Christofellis at Business Insider.
Since its launch in the fall of 2016, Salad and Go now has six locations in Arizona, and plans to open eight more by 2018 and expand elsewhere in the United States by 2020.
LYFE Kitchen – A Healthy Channel Backed By Former Oprah Staff Leader
Founded in 2011 in Palo Alto, California, LYFE has 20 sites in six states (California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas).
Although the chain does not explicitly recognize itself as healthy, all menu items contain less than 600 calories and 1000 mg of sodium and the dishes are free of high fructose corn syrup, butter, cream, fat trans, MSG and preservatives. . Most items cost less than $ 10.
As noted by First We Feast, LYFE is seconded by Art Smith, the former personal chef of Oprah, who also appeared in "Top Chef".
Veggie Grill – A vegan chain that claims that its hamburger tastes better than a Big Mac
The Veggie Grill vegan chain serves burgers made up mostly of pea protein, while its chicken sandwiches contain soy, pea and wheat proteins. Prices range from $ 3.50 to $ 11.50.
The chain has 28 branches, all located in California, Washington State and Oregon. By the end of 2016, the channel announced that it would grow nationwide after receiving a $ 22 million financing from investors. Veggie Grill plans to double its size by 2020.
"Today's consumer is more aware and aware that it is better to eat a diet composed mainly of vegetables, fruits, cereals and nuts," said Executive Director Steve Heeley at Business insider. (Unsurprisingly, Heeley is himself a vegan.)
Eatsa – An automated vegetarian chain
In the Eatsa vegetarian chain, customers place their orders on iPads and pick up their food in automatic bins. Human workers are preparing everything in the back.
Specialized in quinoa bowls that cost about $ 7, the meals in the chain range from 450 to 700 calories.
Currently, Eatsa (which started in 2015) has four locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In November 2016, he added a DC site and opened his first site in New York in December.
Dig Inn – A restaurant from farm to table
With a menu focusing on local vegetables, Dig Inn offers dishes like Brussels sprouts glazed with maple and sriracha and wild poached salmon. The guests order the main dishes and counter-prepared dishes, which are placed in compostable boxes.
Since its launch in 2011, the farm-to-table chain has opened 14 locations in New York and one in Boston. Dig Inn's CEO, Adam Eskin, told BI that the company was considering opening other sites in Massachusetts and adding others in a third state. from here 2018.
Dig Inn forms partnerships with local farmers, which allows it to keep its prices relatively low, said Eskin. However, a Dig Inn plate usually costs between $ 8 and $ 11, which is more expensive than most McDonald's or Burger King dishes. (However, in New York, where real estate prices are among the highest in the country, a Big Mac meal at McDonald's costs around $ 8.)
The Kitchenette – A take-out joint where most items cost $ 5
In August 2016, Kimbal Musk (yes, he is the brother of Elon) launched a fast food restaurant that serves sandwiches, soups and salads, the majority of which costs $ 4.95. Called the Kitchenette, it is located in the Visitor Center at Shelby Farms Park, a 4,500-acre urban park located in Memphis, Tennessee.
The takeaway spot is part of Musk's largest restaurant chain, called The Kitchen, which strives to use products and meat sourced from local suppliers. Musk plans to open more Kitchenette restaurants in Memphis and eventually throughout the country, although there is no definite schedule yet.
Freshii – A plant chain that has been around for 10 years
Freshii, a Canadian fast food franchise founded in 2005, offers salads, wraps and bowls, the majority of which contain less than 700 calories and cost $ 7. It has more than 300 establishments worldwide and is one of the most popular fast food chains in America. In recent years, new sites have been opened in airports, stadiums and Target stores.
In 2015, after McDonald's announced improvements to his menu, Freshii's general manager, Matthew Corrin, sent an open letter to McDonald's in which he proposed to associate with the giant's fast food and pushed the chain to serve healthier food.
Everytable – A chain that changes its prices according to the average income of the neighborhood where it is located
Everytable, which opened its first site in Los Angeles in 2016, adjusts its prices based on what its local customers can afford.
The South Los Angeles area (where households earn a median salary of $ 30,882), for example, offers salads and bowls for less than $ 4.50. In early 2017, Everytable opened a second site in downtown Los Angeles (where the median salary is $ 99,990), offering the same items for about $ 8. The ingredients of both stores will come from local suppliers, but the idea is that sales in the richest neighborhoods can partially subsidize operations in low-income areas.
Sam Polk and David Foster, co-founders of Everytable, told BI that they planned to expand the chain to more neighborhoods in Los Angeles and, possibly, other cities in the United States.
LocoL – A California restaurant where everything costs $ 6 or less
LocoL, a fast food concept created by renowned chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, offers a new look at traditional fast food.
The dishes in the chain contain more calories than, for example, a salad, but everything is made with whole, high quality ingredients, locally sourced. In LocoL cheeseburgers, for example, cooked cereals and tofu account for 30% of beef patties. Its chicken nuggets also contain fermented barley. Instead of soda, fruity aguas frescoes are manufactured internally every day.
The channel, which was launched in 2016, currently has three permanent sites and a range of food trucks in Los Angeles. In the coming years, Choi and Patterson hope to have nine sites across the country, including a cafe and a kitchen where their staff can prepare truck food off the premises, according to Eater.
If you are in Los Angeles and are looking for a cheeseburger, LocoL's $ 4 is served as fast as McDonald's, is better for the environment and, according to First We Feast, its taste is excellent.
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