I think we can all agree that pizza is one of the best inventions known to man. Who doesn’t love a greasy, cheesy slice for lunch or dinner? Or a cold leftover piece for breakfast? The sad truth is that pizza is not a health food. It is usually loaded with fat and calories, making it a choice that can wreak havoc on your health. Pizza is also relatively low in nutrition, especially if you load it with cheese and processed meats. Great news! You don’t have to give up pizza, though it shouldn’t be something you eat every day. Use these handy tricks to slash the calories and still get to have your favorite food.
1. Opt for the Margherita Style of Pizza
Traditional margherita pizza is topped with rounds of mozzarella instead of covering the entire pie with shredded cheese. This means you can still savor the taste of the cheese on your slice, but in much smaller portions. Trust me, you won’t feel deprived! Also, the tomatoes and basil on margherita pizza adds fiber and other nutrients to your slice.