In addition to being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is also National Pizza Month. I’m not going to lie, even as a nutritionista, one of my favorite foods is probably pizza. I have a serious weakness for pizza and don’t think I ever said no to a late night trip to Antonio’s for “hot cheese up front” after the bars at school. I even tried provolone, peanut butter and bacon pizza from Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza at the Big-E this year. It was delicious–as the menu says “don’t knock it until you try it”.
Although that particular pizza was not the healthiest thing ever, pizza can be incorporated into a healthy diet.
- If you’re getting pizza at a pizza joint you should probably stick to one slice since they tend to be huge.
- When having frozen or homemade pizza 2 to 3 small pieces is fine.
- Pair with a salad or veggies and you have a decent meal.
- Choose more vegetable toppings, and less or no meat.
- Choose thinner crust.
- When you’re making pizza at home, go easy on the cheese and choose a low-fat mozzarella.
- If you’re ordering Dominoes or Pizza Hut, skip the breadsticks, cheesy bread or cinna-sticks.
- Remember–an occasional splurge on your favorite pizza is fine, just try to balance out the rest of your day by eating healthy, or get back to healthy eating the next day 🙂