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Top 5 Healthy Choices at Domino's

Top 5 Healthy Choices at Domino's

May 28, 2020 / Patrick Zavorskas

We don't care how glorious or virtuous you think you are: it takes some mighty willpower to resist the call of the red and blue pizza box. Let's be honest here : Dominos is our go-to order for everything from epic college celebrations, pizza picnics with friends, to even some pretty hellish hangovers! No matter how fit and healthy we're aiming to get, most of us end up succumbing to a takeaway every so often regardless. And let me tell you - I cannot get enough of it!

I can easily say that I love Domino's. The pizza chain and its truly iconic pizza have been around for decades, their menu having been drastically improved over the last few years. Nowadays, there are so many irresistible options to choose from - more than just their amazing buttery and garlicky crust. However, if you're trying to eat healthy and cut down on the carbs and calories, it can be hard to order from Domino's. The good news is, it is possible to get a lighter pizza fix. That's right- there are healthy choices at Domino's! That's why we compiled a list of the best healthy Domino's menu items to order next time. Keep in mind that these are on the healthier side, but should still be eaten in moderation - if you can resist! 

1) Thin-Crust, Build-Your-Own Pizza

Why It Makes For The Perfect Pizza: 

With this amazing thin-crust pizza, you get everything you want from a normal pizza! Each serving has fewer than 200 calories, 3 grams of saturated fat, and 400 milligrams of sodium - which is hard to come by in restaurant pizza or even when it comes to homemade options! To make this pizza perfect, we suggest the addition of vegetables such as peppers, which adds flavor and texture as well as fiber and micro-nutrients. Top it off with some chicken for a little added protein!

Pro Domino's Tip: 

What makes build-your-own pizzas so great is that you get to control how healthy - or even unhealthy - you would like to make your pizza. For example: 

  1. Start with thin crust to save 80 calories and nearly 20 grams of carbs per serving.
  2. Ask for light cheese to save 2 grams of saturated fat and 160 mg sodium per serving.
  3. Add as many veggies as you can for satisfying volume and extra nutrients - in this case: green peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and red peppers.

Nutritional Value:

  • Calories - 180 per slice
  • Fat - 7 grams
  • Protein - 8 grams
  • Carbs - 19 grams
  • Fiber - 2 grams
  • Sodium - 380 mg

2) Vegetarian Thin-Crust Pizza

Why It Makes For The Perfect Pizza: 

This vegetarian pizza has all the bold Mediterranean flavor you love thanks to garlic, veggies and feta, but compared to the Spinach & Feta Pizza on Domino’s menu (which clocks in a whopping 320 calories per slice with 7 grams of saturated fat per serving), this one cuts more than 100 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat per serving! This pizza has all you need with its light cheese and vegetables: spinach, garlic, roasted red peppers, and tomatoes.

Pro Domino's Tip: 

Domino’s large thin-crust pizzas come cut into 16 squares, rather than eight slices. This means that you can take the opportunity to savor two smaller slices and add a salad on the side for a satisfying, veggie-packed meal that won't pack on the calories. It is truly one of our favorite Domino's healthy options!

Nutritional Value:

  • Calories - 200 per slice
  • Fat - 9 grams
  • Protein - 9 grams
  • Carbs - 19 grams
  • Fiber - 2 grams
  • Sodium - 490 mg

3) Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich - Just Feta Cheese

Why It Makes For The Perfect Sandwich: 

The Mediterranean Veggie sandwich has the most veggies of any sandwich on the Domino’s menu, making it a perfect match for any vegetarian or vegan wanting a quick fix. All the vegetables add a boast of 10 grams of filling protein per serving despite being a meatless option.

Pro Domino's Tip: 

The Mediterranean Veggie sandwich comes standard with three types of cheese, but cutting back to just feta shaves 130 calories, 6 grams of saturated fat, and 360 mg of sodium. If feta isn’t your favorite, choosing just one cheese lightens up any sandwich on the menu, so choose an option like Swiss or American if needed. 

Nutritional Value:

  • Calories - 220 per sandwich half
  • Fat - 4 grams
  • Protein - 10 grams
  • Carbs - 36 grams
  • Fiber - 2 grams
  • Sodium - 750 mg

4) Philly Cheese-Steak Sandwich - With Provolone Cheese

Why It Makes For The Perfect Sandwich: 

The Philly Cheese-Steak sandwich is lighter than the other meat sandwich options on the menu, with 120 fewer calories than the Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich found on their menu. It has everything you need - cheese, meat, and bread - making it for a perfect comfort food for anyone who needs a quick fix. 

Pro Domino's Tip: 

Removing the American cheese and asking for light provolone cheese on your sandwich cuts 80 calories, 3 grams of saturated fat, and more than 200 mg of sodium from the original Philly Cheese-Steak. However, sandwiches are still some of the highest-sodium menu options, so stick to the half-sandwich serving size and pair it with a side salad with low-sodium dressing to keep things on the healthier side. 

Nutritional Value:

  • Calories - 250 per sandwich half
  • Fat - 8 grams
  • Protein - 15 grams
  • Carbs - 37 grams
  • Fiber - 2 grams
  • Sodium - 910 mg

5) Chicken Apple Pecan Salad

Why It Makes For The Perfect Salad:  One serving of this salad has 4 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein, which makes for a filling meal that’s light on sodium and fat. The apples and pecans add satisfying crunch so you don't have to worry about eating a boring old soggy salad! This salad is one of the hidden gems for Domino's healthy options. 

Pro Domino's Tip: Swap those creamy dressings like ranch and Caesar for  a healthier vinaigrette on any salad to save on saturated fat and sodium. Since Domino’s provides dressing packets on the side, start with a touch of dressing and add more as needed, rather than drizzling on the entire contents of the packet.

Nutritional Value:

  • Calories - 190 per sandwich half
  • Fat - 4.5 grams
  • Protein - 13 grams
  • Carbs - 23 grams
  • Fiber - 4 grams
  • Sodium - 350 mg

At the end of the day, don't feel guilty about what you want to eat. If you want pizza - go for it! Just be sure to keep it in moderation! 

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-Patrick


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