Westchester Village, New York
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Bronx, NY 10461
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Use 5 Simple Tips to Make Your Pizza Healthier October 26, 2016

Westchester Village, Bronx
Use 5 Simple Tips to Make Your Pizza Healthier, Bronx, New York

People love eating pizza, but it often comes with a little bit of guilt after you’ve finished your slice. While it’s easy to indulge in some gooey extra-cheese, there are ways to cut calories and craft a pizza pie that’s as nutritious as it is flavorful. The Italian food connoisseurs at Emilio’s of Morris Park in the Bronx share a few insider tips to help you choose a healthy, guilt-free pizza. 

How To Make Your Pizza Healthier

1. Use Whole-Grain Crust

pizzaPizza crust doesn’t have much to deliver when it comes to nutrition, so if you’re looking for a simple way to make a healthy change to your favorite pizza recipe, consider swapping out white crust for whole-wheat dough. Can’t part with the traditional taste? Ask the pizzeria for a thin-crust pie. 

2. Pile On The Toppings 

When building a pizza, stack the toppings high to fill up on extra fiber and sneak in some extra nutrients. Opt for healthy veggies, like mushrooms, onions, peppers, eggplant, and spinach.

3. Swap The Sauce 

Aside from traditional marinara sauce, people love Alfredo sauce, BBQ sauce, and even ranch dressing on their pies, but these options aren’t necessarily the healthiest. By swapping out the sauce with an olive oil rub or fresh pesto, you’ll cut out tons of calories but still taste big flavor.

4. Choose Lean Protein 

If you enjoy meat toppings on your pizza, opt for healthy, lean options instead of greasy sausage and pepperoni. Thinly sliced grilled chicken and turkey bacon are great choices. 

5. Limit The Cheese 

PizzeriaExtra cheese can add calories to your pizza quickly, so don’t overdo it. Furthermore, stick with cheeses that yield fewer calories, like part-skim mozzarella, low-fat parmesan, feta cheese, and Swiss.

If these healthy pizza options have you craving a slice, stop in Emilio’s of Morris Park next time you’re in the Bronx. Their menu features an array of specialty pizzas that boast flavorful toppings and sauces. You can even build your own creation, adding all the healthy ingredients you desire. To place a pizza delivery or carry-out order, call Emilio’s of Morris Park at (718) 822-6758. For directions to the Italian restaurant or to see their complete menu, visit their website.

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