Pizza and Its Healthy Alternative

We all love pizza from the crispy crust to the toppings of meat, veggies, and cheese. Even though it can be a high fat and calorie junk food choice, it can be made with healthier alternatives.

For instance, check out this recipe for a Mega-Meat pizza from Pillsbury.com and its nutrition facts.

Mega Meat Pizza


  • 1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated thin pizza crust
  • 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 1 oz thinly sliced deli salami, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup diced Canadian bacon
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15×10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet; starting at center, press out dough into 15×10-inch rectangle.
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked and sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Spread pizza sauce to within 1/2 inch of edges of dough. Top with cooked drained meat and remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Nutritional Facts

Serving size 1 serving (1 slice)
Calories 390
Calories from Fat 210
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 960 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g

Even though it is homemade, it is still high in calories. Try these 10 other substitutions that are all under 300 calories per slice, from myrecipes.com

Fontina, Caramelized-Onion, and Pancetta Pizza (238 calories)

Mushroom-Prosciutto Pizza (273 calories)

Turkey Pizza (275 calories)

BBQ Chicken Pizza (300 calories)

Pizza Bianca with Arugula, Bacon, and Mushrooms (115 calories)

Quick Pizza Margherita (298 calories)

Pizza with Caramelized Fennel, Onion, and Olives (296 calories)

Shrimp, Spinach, and Basil Pizza Bianca (291 calories)

Roasted Bell Pepper-and-Olive Pizza (104 calories)

Pepperoni Pizza (260 calories)


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