Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Answer - Flatbread pizzas from Uno Chicago Grill

The Mediterranean diet sure is healthy, and compared with its competitor, so is this Mediterranean flatbread pizza. These portions are large, so you'd want to share with a friend. Here's the nutrient breakdown for HALF of this pizza pie: 420 calories, 15 grams of fat (23% daily value), 4 grams saturated fat (20% daily value), and 1,030 milligrams of sodium (43% of your upper limit). For half a pizza with so much great taste, these numbers sound pretty good. Uno's Roasted Eggplant, Spinach & Feta flatbread pizza weighs in much higher. For HALF of this pizza, you'd consume 565 calories, 23.5 grams of fat (36% of your daily value), 10.5 grams of saturated fat (over 50% of your daily limit), and slightly less sodium (1,060 mg). The only good thing about this option is that it also packs more fiber (8 grams per half pizza) and protein (more than 25 grams per half). You don't have to swear off pizza to lose weight--just watch those portions sizes and fatty toppings. Vegetable-based pizzas are always a healthier alternative to meats and still offer plenty of flavor and nutrition.

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