Pizza, Pizza

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”.

Provolone, peanut butter and bacon pizza

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 🙂

2 slices from a 12" pizza + salad/veggies is a good meal.