10 Best Guilt-Free Pizza Toppings That Are Actually Good for You
Are you looking to tone up and get fit, but don’t want to give up eating pizza? Now you can do both! All you have to do is swap your normal pizza toppings for healthier options, and you can enjoy pizza without the guilt of breaking your diet. Here are 10 pizza toppings that hold nutritious value.
Spinach is a rich source of as many as 13 flavonoid compounds, which are known to prevent cancer. In addition, this pizza topping also contains a great quantity of vitamin K, a vitamin that helps with healthy blood clotting.
If you want to enjoy the best pizza in San Mateo, make sure you have pineapple as your pizza topping. A cup of this fruit will provide you with 100% of the quantity of manganese (nutrient essential for energy formation) you should take in per day.
3. Parmesan cheese
This is another nutritional alternative to regular cheese. The best qualities of parmesan cheese include high protein content, low fat content, and high calcium content. Obviously, this swap wouldn’t work well for Chicago-Style deep dish pizza, but at least you can rest assured it’s a healthy addition atop your pie.
4. An extra layer of tomato sauce
When placing your order at our San Mateo pizza restaurant, remember to ask the server to add an extra layer of tomato sauce. We refer to this as a “red head” and it’s a classic way (and by classic, we mean the best way) to order a deep dish pizza. Tomato sauce contains a nutrient called lycopene, which is known for its ability to prevent prostate, lung, and stomach cancers.
5. Diced chicken
This is surely the best source of low-fat protein a pizza can have. Just make sure the pizza restaurant doesn’t add any cream sauce to the diced chicken.
Garlic works by promoting the body’s production of HDL, or good cholesterol, which assists in preventing atherosclerosis. Adding a little crushed garlic to your pizza will increase its nutritional value significantly.
Using mushroom as pizza toppings would make your pizza a healthy source of protein and selenium, an agent that offers protection against harmful free radicals.
8. Canadian Bacon
Though ham and Canadian bacon do have their similarities in taste, texture, and appearance, it’s important to note their differences. In addition to being from different parts of the pig, Canadian bacon contains fewer calories than ham, and is also lower in sodium, carbohydrates and cholesterol, plus it’s higher in protein than ham. All reasons why Windy City chooses Canadian bacon over ham.
9. Yellow Squash (coming soon)
Packed with Vitamin C, beta carotene, lutein, iron and folate,yellow squash is great for the skin, eyes, and immune system. This summer squash variety is also low in carbohydrates, calories, fat, and contains zero cholesterol.
10. Zucchini (coming soon)
Zucchini is a great source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, calcium, and zinc. It is also rich in fiber, low in calories, and gives you the feeling of being full.
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Use this Newfound Knowledge at Windy City Pizza and BBQ
If all this talk of pizza has your mouth watering, come on over to Windy City Pizza. Our San Mateo pizza restaurant offers healthy, yet delicious, pizza toppings for you and your children’s enjoyment. Ordering your pizza with nutritious toppings is an easy way to get the kids to eat healthy. Don’t forget to order your deep dish “red head” style to enjoy the extra layer of vitamin-packed tomato sauce! Give us a call today at (650) 578-1942 for pickup or delivery, or contact us online to book reservations or catering for your next event.