February 15, 2005
Pizza Packs Nutrition
Pizza is an American favorite and can be a great fit in a healthy eating plan.
Pizza is a perfect example of several food groups from the Food Guide Pyramid combined in one meal. The crust is a grain, the tomato sauce is a vegetable, the cheese a dairy and any meat is, of course, a protein. Making pizza healthier starts with the toppings.
Boost vegetable intake by adding onions, green peppers, broccoli, jalapenos or artichoke hearts. Decrease the fat by choosing crabmeat, Canadian bacon, shrimp, lean meat or chicken. Avoiding extra cheese also helps. If you're really adventurous, you can even add exotic vegetables, pineapple chunks or barbecue sauce.
Remember, a pizza can be anything you want. So use the Food Guide Pyramid to make it healthy and enjoyable.
Posted by Lisa at February 15, 2005 1:53 PM
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