Pizza is truly an indulgence, and often the calories and fat from your favorite delicious slices can catch up with you. While pizza is absolutely incredible and full of amazing flavors, it might not be an option when you’re trying to watch your weight. If you want to still enjoy your pizza and fit into your swimsuit this summer, follow these easy tips next time your order pizza takeout. At Passione Pane, we’re proud to serve incredible pizza, ciabatta bread, and desserts in beautiful Fishers, Indiana. Come by or call in an order today!
Always Opt for Thin Crust
A thick, chewy crust is always delicious, but unfortunately chock-full of calories. When you’re ordering your next pizza, choose thin crust. It will save you up to 70 calories per slice, and allow for an extra slice of your favorite pie. If you’re really trying to watch every single calorie, try only eating the pizza and cut the end crust off. It may only save 15-20 calories, but it every little bit counts! Luckily for you, Passione Pane makes a delicious, wood-fired thin crust that is so delectable, you won’t even miss your old stand-by thick crust.
Pile on the Veggies!
A great option when you’re choosing toppings, veggies always are the best choice when ordering pizza. You can add spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, artichoke hearts, and anything else that sounds yummy to you to your order without piling on the guilt. Vegetables also add texture, flavor, and color to your pizza, which will delight your senses and your tastebuds.
Ask for Lighter Cheese
Cheese is absolutely exquisite but can derail you from your summer diet. Don’t get caught up in adding too much melty goodness to your pizza. Ask for lighter cheese on your next pie and if available, skim milk mozzarella or Parmesan cheese, as these options have fewer calories but still plenty of flavor. You’ll still be able to enjoy your favorite pizza topping without adding extra calories.
Add Some Protein
Since pizza is naturally full of carbs, adding some lean protein will help you to stay fuller longer so you won’t need a midnight snack after dinner. Add grilled white meat chicken, shrimp, or lean steak to your order for a more filling meal. You’ll find that you’ll enjoy pizza more when you’re satisfied after a few pieces and won’t find yourself starving in only a few hours. The lean protein will keep you fuller, longer.
Serve with Salad
If you’re wanting to add some extra veggies to your diet and eat less pizza slices, pair your next pie with a salad. A salad will fill you up with less calories so you’ll be less tempted to scarf down an extra slice. Try eating a healthy portion of fresh greens, chopped veggies, nuts, and only a drizzle of dressing before your pizza is served to you. Don’t add cheese, full-fat dressing such as bleu cheese or ranch, or croutons as they can be calorie traps.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat cardboard! Come to Passione Pane and we’ll help you find a healthy option for your next pizza order that will be satisfying and delicious. Our menu is always changing and adding new options, so stop by soon to sample our wood-fired, thin crust pizza. We’re sure you’ll love it so much, you’ll be an instant fan. Call us today!