Day 276: Naked Pizza – a healthy alternative

6 10 2010

Tonight's Naked Pizza

We went naked for dinner tonight. No, it’s not what you think. We ordered a pizza from a new place in town called Naked Pizza. To borrow a description from their press release (which you can read in full here), the idea behind Naked Pizza is:

“…to make an unhealthy and popular fast food healthy, and raise consciousness about nutrition, health and the food supply, as well the social impact and obligations of a modern profitable business.”

“It’s signature difference is a crust made with a diverse blend of “ancestral” whole grains, seeds and beans fortified with prebiotic fiber and probiotics (live, beneficial, cultures) for digestive health, balance and well being. The sauce, cheese, meats and vegetables toppings are all-natural with no added sugar, trans fats or high-fructose corn syrup. The company also offers a glutten-free crust and all-natural soy cheese. With less calories, lower glycemic index, and more protein than traditional pizzas and benefits including bone health and immunity.”

No freaky chemicals.

We ordered a small 10″ thin crust cheese pizza with green peppers and onions. I picked up our order on my way home from work tonight (but they also deliver). The employee behind the counter was very friendly and Carrick and I both enjoyed the pizza. It had a good taste and we didn’t feel stuffed (or guilty that we blew our diets) after we finished. The price was very reasonable (around $8.50) and we decided we’d definitely place an order again. I like the idea behind the product and it’s nice to have a healthy alternative to pizza. In fact, I did a little research to compare how the nutritional information stacked up to Domino’s and Pizza Hut pizzas.

As I mentioned, we ordered a 10″ thin crust cheese pizza with green peppers and onions, so I selected the same (or closest product) when comparing the Domino’s and Pizza Hut information online. Note that nutritional information included below is per slice. Here’s what I found:

  • Naked Pizza (nutritional information is listed here):
    Calories: 64
    Fat: 5 g
    Fiber: 2 g
    Sodium: 143 mg
    Weight Watchers points (calculation based on calories, fat and fiber): 1 (per slice)
  • Domino’s Pizza (nutritional info here):
    Calories: 200
    Fat: 9.5 g
    Fiber: 1 g 
    Sodium: 355 mg
    Weight Watchers points: 5 per slice.
  • Pizza Hut (nutritional info here):
    I didn’t see an option for a 10″ pizza, so I selected their 12″ Thin & Crispy pizza
    Calories: 190
    Fat: 8 g
    Fiber: 1 g 
    Sodium: 550 mg 
    Weight Watchers points: 4 per slice

Our overall thoughts: we’ll definitely order Naked Pizza again. Knowing there’s a good, healthy, low-calorie option available, we can return to doing our favorite pizza and movie night at home on Friday nights. We got out of the habit since we don’t eat pizza very often anymore. It is a chain restaurant (current locations in Louisville, Miami Beach and New Orleans), so they aren’t local, but I prefer their pizza to other chains. And it sounds like they have additional locations coming. Have you tried Naked Pizza? If so, what was your opinion?

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Whole wheat english muffin = 2 points
— 1 tbsp peanut butter = 2 points
— 1 banana = 1.5 points

Lunch:
— Jimmy John’s Slim Turkey sandwich = 8 points
— Iced tea = 0 points

Dinner:
— 3 slices pizza (cheese, onion, green pepper) = 4.5 points
— LF chocolate milk = 3 points

Snack:
— Skinny Cow ice cream bar = 2 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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