There isn’t a dish more recognizable and loved by Canadians than pizza! Pizza can sometimes get a bad rap for being a guilty pleasure or a treat. What many people don’t know is that there are benefits to treating yourself to pizza as a part of a balanced diet and balanced lifestyle. Here’s four reasons you should treat yourself to pizza!
1. Pizza is customizable!
Pizza is a very adaptable dish to all dietary needs or restrictions…or cravings! If you love a simple pizza, just cheese is the way to go! Meat lovers can top their pizza with pepperoni and other savoury meats. Likewise, veggie lovers can add just about any vegetable to their meal to boost the nutritional benefits.
2. Pizza boosts your mental health
Indulging in a favourite meal in moderation will definitely help keep you on track for a balanced diet. If eating pizza makes you happy, it can enhance your mood overall to treat yourself to pizza every now and then. Not only that, but pre-planning a day to splurge on your favourite treat can also increase your motivation throughout the week. Pizza does not have to be a meal you feel guilty enjoying either! Choose fresher options, over frozen or greasy fast food and you can enjoy pizza completely guilt-free!
3. It has surprising health benefits! (You read that right!)
Speaking of guilt-free, did you know that there are health benefits to eating pizza, when prepared correctly. Tomatoes, which are a staple for the classic pizza sauce, are rich in antioxidants including lycopene which gives them their bright vibrant red colour. Lycopene can actually help alleviate stress in the body, and offers your body protection from toxins and disease. Tomatoes are also a great source of Vitamin C, Potassium, and Vitamin K. If you’re topping your pizza with more veggies, you are giving yourself even more opportunity to boost the nutritional value of your meal.
4. Pizza Brings the whole family together!
A beloved dish by all, pizza will bring the whole family around the table to enjoy a delicious meal! Pizza is built to be shareable so everyone can have a slice! Customizable, and certainly kid-approved, you can all enjoy a family meal that everyone will love.
We officially give you permission to enjoy that pizza! We recently added pizza to our menu for Ontario residents with fresh ingredients so you can enjoy your pizza…without the guilt! Be sure to check out our weekly meal plans for more delicious fresh meals delivered right to your door!