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Healthy Pizza Math


These two tricks really deliver calorie and sodium savings—whether you order in or bake at home.

The Delivery Trick Downsize the diameter of your dial-in order.

16-INCH PIZZA 319 calories per slice Eat two slices of an extra-large pepperoni pie, and that's 638 calories and 1,432mg sodium. Whoa!

14-INCH PIZZA 234 calories per slice Eat two slices, and that's 468 calories and 1,086mg sodium. That's a 26% decrease in calories and a 24% decrease in sodium. But you can still do better ...

12-INCH PIZZA 171 calories per slice Eat two slices, and that's 342 calories and 796mg sodium—a reasonable entrée. That's a 26% decrease in calories and sodium from a large and a 44% decrease from an extra-large.

The Home-Cooked Trick

Shave 4 ounces off the usual 16-ounce dough ball to make a thinner crust.

Two slices of a 14-inch pepperoni pizza made with 16 ounces of dough: 442 calories and 910mg sodium.

Two slices of a 14-inch pizza made with 12 ounces of dough: only 370 calories and 788mg sodium. You have room for a side salad—and leftover dough to make breadsticks for a snack tomorrow.

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