Topping pizza with some extra vegetables has multiple benefits.
“Adding vegetables to pizza is a great idea because you can still enjoy the taste while also getting beneficial nutrients such as fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals,” said Price. “Additionally, vegetables will help fill you up so you’ll be less likely to grab extra slices.”
Plus, adding veggies to pizza can be a sneaky (and delicious) way to get in your vegetables for the day.
“Most people don’t eat the recommended amount of five servings of fruits and vegetables,” said Valdez, who recommends adding spinach, mushroom, garlic, bell peppers, onions, and olives to pizza. “By swapping [unhealthier toppings] for more vegetables or fruit (like pineapple), you will have the benefits of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B-complexes, manganese, selenium, iron, potassium, copper, and other antioxidants.”