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How to order a healthier pizza

How to order a healthier pizza

Follow 5 steps for a healthier pizza:

1. Order thin crust

  • Save up to 100 calories per slice of pizza by ordering thin crust instead of deep dish.
  • Save up to 60 calories per slice of pizza by ordering thin crust instead of hand tossed.

Order whole wheat or whole grain crust if it’s available. Whole wheat crust will have more fiber and naturally occurring nutrients than regular crust.

2. Choose tomato sauce

Skip high calorie and high fat sauces like white sauce and buffalo sauce.

Skip the dipping sauces too:

  • Save 200 calories by skipping the garlic dipping cup.
  • Save 250 calories by skipping the ranch dipping cup.

3. Go easy on the cheese

Save calories and fat by ordering half the regular amount of cheese on your pizza.

Also skip the double cheese, triple cheese, and 5 cheese pizzas.

  • Save 100 calories per slice of pizza by ordering regular cheese instead of triple cheese.
  • Save 30 calories per slice of pizza by ordering regular cheese instead of extra cheese.

4. Load up on veggies

Add nutrients and bulk to your pizza with minimal calories by adding lots of veggies:

  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Green peppers
  • Red peppers

5. Limit the meat

Choose grilled chicken over pepperoni or sausage. If you still want the pepperoni, order half the amount the pizza typically comes with.

Sources:
Calorie counts come from Dominoes.com. One slice of pizza is equivalent to 1/8th of a pizza.



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