One of the first principles of healthy eating is carbohydrates in proportion with physical activity. “Pizza is unhealthy if you are chained to your desk five or six days a week or lead an otherwise sedentary lifestyle,” says nutritionist Shikha Gupta.
Of course, it’s best if you swap the dough with cauliflower; the meat with broccoli and greens.
But even if you don’t, you can make a middle-of-the-road treat that’s actually not bad for you—as long as you have it as a meal and not a snack.
“At the very least, if you’re ordering in and all you have around you are pizza chains,” Tumbi adds, “always, always, get the thin crust.”