Eating healthy is typically the easiest to do when you are able to make all of your own meals. It allows you to make recipes with great nutrition and avoid ingredients that are not all that healthy. However, when you want to eat well, but also order pizza online, things can get a little complicated. Although you may think it is impossible to enjoy a somewhat healthy meal from pizza delivery, you can make it work.
Pick Thin Crust
The first thing that you will want to customize on your order is the crust type. Most pizza places have a standard hand-tossed crust that they use, which is somewhere between thick and thin crust. But, if you want to maximize the nutrition you get from the calories you consume, thin crust is the greatest option. It still allows you to load up on toppings and have pizza, but without excessive bread.
Reduce the Cheese
To further reduce your calorie intake, you should minimize how much cheese goes onto the pizza. The healthiest option is to omit cheese altogether, but you can simply request light cheese as well. Ordering online makes this easy as you normally have a way to choose how much cheese you want on the pizza. You can also make special requests in the comment section for more complicated needs.
Get Nutrient-Rich Veggies
Where you are going to get most of the nutrients from your pizza is with the toppings. It is best to look for pizzas that allow you to put on at least a few toppings, if not unlimited. This will allow you to get most or all of the healthiest vegetables on your pizza. Some of these highly nutritious vegetables include spinach, red pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, and tomato, all of which are common pizza toppings.
Avoid Oily Sauces
Although you may love the idea of getting an oily sauce for your pizza, you should try to avoid them. Tomato-based sauces are healthier because they do not revolve around using olive oil to create the sauce. This oil clocks in at 120 calories per tablespoon, which can add up quickly in your daily calorie count. One of these delicious sauces that you will want to watch out for is pesto, which most people associate with basil, but it still requires a considerable amount of olive oil to make the sauce in the first place.
By following these tips, you can order pizza online with confidence when you are trying to eat better.
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