Pizza and Its Healthy Alternative

We all love pizza from the crispy crust to the top­pings of meat, veg­gies, and cheese. Even though it can be a high fat and calo­rie junk food choice, it can be made with health­ier alternatives.

For instance, check out this recipe for a Mega-Meat pizza from and its nutri­tion facts.

Mega Meat Pizza


  • 1 can (11 oz) Pills­bury® refrig­er­ated thin pizza crust
  • 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 lb bulk Ital­ian sausage
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 1 oz thinly sliced deli salami, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup diced Cana­dian bacon
  • 1 cup shred­ded Ched­dar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 cup shred­ded moz­zarella cheese (4 oz)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15x10-inch or larger dark or non­stick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet; start­ing at cen­ter, press out dough into 15x10-inch rectangle.
  2. In 10-inch non­stick skil­let, cook beef and sausage over medium-high heat 6 to 8 min­utes, stir­ring fre­quently, until beef is thor­oughly cooked and sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  3. Spread pizza sauce to within 1/2 inch of edges of dough. Top with cooked drained meat and remain­ing ingredients.
  4. Bake 13 to 16 min­utes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Nutri­tional Facts

Serv­ing size 1 serv­ing (1 slice)
Calo­ries 390
Calo­ries from Fat 210
Total Fat 24g
Sat­u­rated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Cho­les­terol 65mg
Sodium 960 mg
Total Car­bo­hy­drate 22g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sug­ars 4g
Pro­tein 23g

Even though it is home­made, it is still high in calo­ries. Try these 10 other sub­sti­tu­tions that are all under 300 calo­ries per slice, from

Fontina, Caramelized-Onion, and Pancetta Pizza (238 calories)

Mushroom-Prosciutto Pizza (273 calories)

Turkey Pizza (275 calories)

BBQ Chicken Pizza (300 calories)

Pizza Bianca with Arugula, Bacon, and Mush­rooms (115 calories)

Quick Pizza Margherita (298 calories)

Pizza with Caramelized Fen­nel, Onion, and Olives (296 calories)

Shrimp, Spinach, and Basil Pizza Bianca (291 calories)

Roasted Bell Pepper-and-Olive Pizza (104 calories)

Pep­per­oni Pizza (260 calories)