Let’s be real, with cheese as the hero ingredient in the Italian cuisine, both pizza and pasta are not the ‘healthy meal’ you’re looking for when you’ve stepped out for a meal. While the refined flour pizza base is topped with oodles of cheese and only a few healthy ingredients to boast, pasta also consists of cheese, refined flour and a negligible amount of healthy ingredients. Then how do you decide which one is healthier?
The key is in how both of these dishes are made. Here are the principal aspects to keep in mind while you order that ‘healthy’ meal of pizza or pasta.
Cut down the carbs contents of a pizza by opting for a thin crush. Ensure it is topped with veggies and lean proteins. Avoid pepperoni, they’re high in fats.
When it comes to nutrition in pasta, it depends on how it is cooked, and how many veggies are being added to it to determine how healthy will it be.
The portion size of a meal makes a huge difference. On average, 4 slices of pizza equals the same amount of calories to a bowl of spaghetti. So do the math, and make your pick.
Here's hoping, the next time you're out, you make the healthier choice!