Pizza is so delicious. We all grew up eating some sort of pizza, whether it was New York style, a slice from the local family-owned Italian pizzeria, Sicilian, tomato pie or even the national chains. Whichever is your preference, the calorie and fat content range, not only from place to place, but also based on your choice in what you order. Here are a few things to keep in mind when ordering your next pizza to help keep the calories at a reasonable intake:
- For a classic Margherita pizza, opt for a thin or gluten-free crust as the foundation of your pizza. Or, if you’re at home, replace a traditional crust with whole grain bread products: tortillas, English muffins, and pitas offer all the flavor of regular crust without the extra calories.
- Remember when your mom told you to eat your fruits and veggies? Now is your chance to do what your mom told you all while enjoying every bite! When you are craving a loaded pizza, consider loading your pizza with veggies such as mushrooms, onions, peppers, artichokes, spinach, and broccoli. They are just as delicious and filling with less calories.• An overlooked area of the pizza is the classic red sauce, although delicious, it can be full of sugar and excess sodium. Ask for light tomato sauce or for an added flair, pesto is a delicious alternative.
- Some people may feel like their pizza is incomplete without some savory pepperoni and cheese. At Fired Up Pizza, you can have your pizza pie and eat it too! Just ask for small amounts of thinly sliced meats and finely grated cheeses to help extend the flavor without the added calories.
Fired Up Pizza West Brings You All the Flavor with a Healthy Touch
Fired Up Pizza West is a fast-casual restaurant that offers build your own individual pizzas, strombolis and salads with over 40 topping choices and vegetarian and gluten-free options. Visit their location at 15673 Southern Boulevard in Loxahatchee Groves, located in the Publix shopping center at the northwest corner of Southern Boulevard and Binks Forest Drive. For more information on Fired Up Pizza West visit www.fireduppizzawest.com.