Inspiration, Ideas, Tips and Strategies, by Always Healthy Mom

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Let's Order Pizza!

Go to fullsize image  I love pizza! I know it sounds funny, how can I be healthy and love pizza? Well when there is a will, there is a way!

    There are many types of Pizza (thin crust, thick crust, Chicago style, dessert pizza) the list could go on forever! But no matter what type of pizza you like we can make it healthy!

First lets start with the crust! Go with whole wheat if you can, then order the thin option! Please skip the cheese  in the crust ( just added calories). Then move to the sauce, stick with the traditional red marinara (tomato power). Ask for light cheese this can really help cut calories! On to the fun part, the toppings! Go wild, add as many veggies as possible! Avoid extra greasy meats like sausage, pepperoni and bacon. But experiment with all the veggie options like artichokes, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions, spinach, and more! These toppings are low calorie, filling and healthy!

Now please don't misunderstand me when I  say "I eat pizza", I don't eat the whole pizza!!! Two slices is a good rule and order or make a fabulous salad with even more veggies and low calorie dressing to help fill you up!

Not only can you order these healthy pizzas from your local pizzeria, you can also make your own pizza at home. Use whole wheat pitas, make your own dough or look for pre-baked options as well. When you make it at home you are guaranteed to know just how healthy it is! So next Friday night buy your crust  and toppings and call the kids to help. Everyone can enjoy there own pizza creation. Have fun!

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