Healthy Pizza Math

September 18, 2013 | By | Comments (4)

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These two tricks really deliver calorie and sodium savings—whether you order in or bake at home.

The Delivery Trick
Downsize the diameter of your dial-in order.

16-INCH PIZZA
319 calories per slice
Eat two slices of an extra-large pepperoni pie, and that’s 638 calories and 1,432mg sodium. Whoa!

14-INCH PIZZA
234 calories per slice
Eat two slices, and that’s 468 calories and 1,086mg sodium.
That’s a 26% decrease in calories and a 24% decrease in sodium. But you can still do better …

12-INCH PIZZA
171 calories per slice
Eat two slices, and that’s 342 calories and 796mg sodium—a reasonable entrée.
That’s a 26% decrease in calories and sodium from a large and a 44% decrease from an extra-large.

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The Home-Cooked Trick

Shave 4 ounces off the usual 16-ounce dough ball to make a thinner crust.

Two slices of a 14-inch pepperoni pizza made with 16 ounces of dough: 442 calories and 910mg sodium.

Two slices of a 14-inch pizza made with 12 ounces of dough: only 370 calories and 788mg sodium. You have room for a side salad—and leftover dough to make breadsticks for a snack tomorrow.

See More: 25 Healthy Pizza Recipes

COMMENTS

  1. Make A Healthier Pizza: 10 Tips and Tricks | Health Food Trends

    […] Tip #7: If you’re ordering in, get a 12 inch pizza (not a 16 inch one!) This graphic (and this tip) was inspired by CookingLight.com […]

    December 4, 2013 at 5:15 am
  2. Make A Healthier Pizza: 10 Tips and Tricks — The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

    […] Tip #7: If you’re ordering in, get a 12 inch pizza (not a 16 inch one!) This graphic (and this tip) was inspired by CookingLight.com […]

    October 20, 2013 at 11:29 pm
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