EatingWell's Healthy Pepperoni Pizza

EatingWell made over this family favorite, boosting fiber with a whole-wheat crust, cutting fat and cholesterol with low-fat cheese, and using healthy toppings, such as low-fat turkey pepperoni and vegetables. With a couple of easy tweaks you can consider even classic pepperoni pizza health food.

Read on for one family’s dinner makeover and then try one of our great healthy pizza recipes.

Family Meal Makeover: Pizza Night

A heart-healthy pizza dinner, low in saturated fat and loaded with fruits and vegetables.

  • Veggies first. Plan for and appease your child’s voracious appetite with a make-ahead platter of assorted vegetables.
  • Boost fiber by 50% simply by using a whole-wheat pizza crust.
  • Lower saturated fat and cholesterol by two-thirds when substituting low-fat mozzarella for regular cheese.
  • A fruit-based dessert fits into healthy eating and adds vitamins A & C, fiber and antioxidants.
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