When you think of Pizza Hut you probably don’t think “diet” unless it involves the words “going off my” in front of it. But what if you do end up at Pizza Hut, totally ravenous and wanting to eat something that won’t break the calorie or sodium bank? You do the best you can.
We recently trolled the pizza-chain’s menu trying to find meals that had less than 500 calories and less than 500 milligrams of sodium, according to feedback from registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield and the new daily sodium recommendations. The results weren’t plentiful, but when paired with some raw veggies, a piece of fruit or a small salad with no-sodium dressing, you can make a healthy mea!
Healthiest Meals at Pizza Hut
1. One Slice of 12-inch Green Pepper, Red Onion & Diced Red Tomato Fit ‘n Delicious Pizza. With 150 calories and 400 milligrams of sodium this is the healthiest piece of pizza the chain offers.
2. One Slice of Cheese Only 12-inch Pizza Mia Pizza. Once slice of this cheese pizza will set you back 200 calories and 490 milligrams of sodium, making it your second-best choice at Pizza Hut.
3. Two Baked Hot Wings Without Dipping Sauce. Two hot baked wings have only 100 calories and 440 milligrams of sodium. Just be sure to resist the salty dipping sauces — all of them have 400 milligrams of sodium or more per serving!
4. Two All American Bone-Out or Traditional Wings. Without the dipping sauces, these two choices come in well under our criteria.
Remember that at Pizza Hut it’s all about portion control and rounding out your meal with some healthy goodies from home. If you’re a Pizza Hut addict, try making a healthier pizza at home!
February 27th, 2011