I spy a Healthy Pie!
With summer in full swing, we thought we’d give you a healthy dose (literally) of ways to live a fit life while still enjoying your favorite foods—like pizza! Think that sounds impossible? Well read on food lovers. We’re not going to give you a step-by-step diet plan—that’s what the infomercials are for—instead we’re going to give you the freshest ingredients to eat up (mentally and physically) so that you’re ready to lounge pool-side this summer.
What is the first thing that pops into your mind when someone says pizza? Is it grease? What about when someone says vegetables? Does the phrase “a salad won’t fill me up” flash in your head? Your Pie… (read in an epic announcers voice for best results) will change the way you think about pizza and vegetables FOREVER!!!
So let’s build a pie from the crust up and weigh in on the nutrition and health benefits behind each yummy piece of a custom creation.
Put your dough where your mouth is.
Less is more. Our dough has only six ingredients (flour, semolina, yeast, water, salt and sugar), so there’s no need to worry about it containing unnatural or unhealthy additives. We use a family recipe that dates back hundreds of years to the Italian island of Ischia. No mystery ingredients here, Nonno wouldn’t hear of it!
If you’re looking for added nutritional value, check out our Whole Wheat dough! We’ve heard it all before: wheat is better than white. Why, though? Whole wheat flour keeps the bran, germ, and starch together in perfect flour harmony, whereas white flour only uses starch. By keeping the three parts of flour together, your body can digest the food slowly keeping your body functions (especially your insulin levels) balanced, which, in turn, keeps you fuller longer.
Let’s get saucey!
It’s no secret that we have a lot of sauces to choose from, but it’s also true that we have the best sauces (in both taste and nutrition)! Health experts agree that homemade sauce is the better for you because it is not loaded down with added sugars and additives. In case you haven’t been stalking our blog and saw our ingredient spotlight video on our sauce, we’ll let you in on a secret: our sauce is homemade. So go for our delicious, made fresh every day marinara sauce.
Who cut the cheese?
Guilty. We cut 10 different types of cheese every day. Which should you choose, though? Point to that low-fat Mozzarella! There are fewer calories and less fat, but the fat that low-fat Mozzarella does contain is the good fat (omega 3 fatty acids, to be exact) that your body needs and uses. Another tip: ask for “just a little.” Your pie doesn’t have to drowning in cheese for it to be scrumdiddlyumptious.
Sure you can and we’ll help. Peppers, olives and mushrooms, oh my! Go for the veggies! We have plenty more to choose from as well (over 35 more, to be exact). Then throw some lean protein on your pizza like chicken, tofu or turkey for a kick of flavor that will keep you full.
We might be a little bias, but so are thousands of other people who consider Your Pie their go-to pizza place. There’s no other place around that gives you the options, both healthy and indulgent, like we do. Light on grease and fat and heavy on fresh and flavor, just think of us as your neighborly health connoisseur with a smorgasbord of options.
Don’t want to think and just want to eat? Choose from our Healthy Collection (7 pies under 700 calories)and if you’re a more adventurous diner, build your own pizza and salad using our online nutritional calculator.
Here’s to a healthy, nutritious & delicious summer—one pizza at a time!