It is quite possible that your fitness journey has caused you to give up on a number of things. One of these is likely to be pizza. The absolutely delicious dish is quite probably something you miss deeply. After all, there is nothing like the aroma of pizza fresh out of the oven. The molten cheese, the bread, the herbs, and the toppings are all part of that savory experience you have been long without.
Will I ever get to eat pizza again?
More often than not, pizza is classified as junk food, but the right recipe can actually provide you with healthy sustenance without increasing your risk of heart disease, weight gain, and other food-related illnesses. All it takes is a recipe with all the right ingredients, and the right pizza place to do the job.
To that end, we’ve compiled this list of things you can do to reduce the calorie count of a pizza. You’ll be scarfing down the slices again in no time.
1. Order the thin crust
The thicker the crust, the more calories there will be in the pizza. If you’re concerned about your gluten intake, Doreen’s Pizzeria has gluten-free options for the more health-inclined.
2. Ask for extra tomato sauce
Tomato sauce is an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. It is also known to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. You can either ask for extra sauce on your pizza or order it on the side to dip your pizza into while you’re eating.
3. Stick to one layer of cheese
Cheese is one of the best things about pizza. There is nothing like biting down on that stringy, melted mozzarella cheese. It is an excellent source of calcium that can keep your bones healthy and metabolism high. Studies have also shown that people who incorporate high-calcium dairy into their regimen lose 70% more weight than people who simply diet.
That being said, it is still important to stick to one layer of cheese, as it is rich in calories and sodium.
4. Try healthier options
Pepperoni and other types of meat aren’t exactly the healthiest. Luckily, there are plenty of recipes that incorporate healthier ingredients that are no less delicious, such as chicken or vegetables. You can try our BBQ Chicken Supreme pizza, or even our Veggie Supreme if your mood is meat-free. You might just find a new, healthier favorite at your favorite pizza place.
5. Get healthy sides
Our menu boasts a number of healthy options for sides. We have a Greek Salad, Julienne Salad, and even a Chicken Salad if that’s what you prefer. Having healthy sides can help boost your food’s nutritional value and assuage some of the guilt you might feel after eating a few slices.
The notion that pizza is generally unhealthy is a misconception since pizza has all the same ingredients as regular food. All you need to do is order the right things on the menu and pay careful attention to your food’s preparation.
At Doreen’s Pizzeria, we use the freshest and healthiest ingredients on all items on the menu. If you’re hungry and you want a taste of the best pizza place in Hegewisch, give us a call. We can feed that pizza craving of yours without breaking your health-conscious regimen.