Many people lump Pizza in the same category as fast food, and while we’ve all seen the dripping greasy versions of pizza, with being a little picky on where to get your pizza and what you put on it, pizza can make a healthy meal or snack for your family.
Pizza dough comes in all types and makes – most pizzeria places offer gluten-free dough now. The healthiest crust is crisp and thin and our version at La Befana Pizzeria is called Neapolitan-style.
The tomato sauce on your pizza contains lycopenes which are rich in antioxidants and because it’s a sauce makes it easier for the body to absorb.
Cheese as most people know contains calcium and is a source of protein which is good – but is also high in fat. Now our body does need fat – not all fat is bad – and it depends how much cheese and fat you consume in a week as to whether you tell your local pizzeria to go easy on the cheese or take it normal.
Most pizza places will put less cheese on for you if you ask them.
Toppings can be a good way of getting your daily vegetables. Many vegetables are full of flavonoids which aid your immune system. Our favorites at La Befana are onions, olives,artichokes, spinach, red peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and broccoli. Healthiest meats are ham and Canadian bacon.
One of the gourmet pizzas offered at La Befana pizzeria is our “Vibrant Veggie” and it’s a red sauce pizza with red and white onions, mushrooms, tomato, roasted garlic, broccoli, and our own roasted red peppers and fresh basil.
Next time you fancy a veggie-based pizza then reach for our Vibrant Veggie and satisfy you heart and health as well as your taste buds.
La Befana Pizzeria Team
15 N. Beacon Street
Allston, MA 02134