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Good choice, bad choice: Frozen Pizzas

| December 02, 2011

We’d rather order a piping hot, high calorie, high fat pizza delivered right to the front door. But the frozen version can be a cheaper, convenient and healthier choice. We were surprised at how tasty the healthiest ones were.  These comparisons are all based on an approximate individual serving size. Healthy hint: Choose thin crust pizzas with extra veggies. Look for low fat and low calorie choices. Most frozen pizzas are loaded with sodium so even the good choices may exceed a low sodium diet. Adding fatty meats like sausage increases the fat content.

Good choice

Kashi Thin Crust Roasted Vegetable

Calories: 290

Fat: 4 g

Sodium: 630 mg

Kashi Thin Crust Mushroom & Tio Spinach

Calories: 250

Fat: 4.5 g

Sodium: 660 mg

Amy’s Kitchen Pesto

Calories: 310

Fat: 3.5 g

Sodium: 480 mg

South Beach Diet Deluxe

Calories: 340

Fat: 11g

Sodium: 660 mg

Bad Choice

Celeste Deluxe Pizza

(with sausage, green and red peppers and mushrooms)

Calories: 386

Fat: 20.7 g

Sodium: 765 mg

Tony’s Pepperoni Pizza with Italian Style Pastry Crust

Calories: 406

Fat: 22.4g

Sodium: 834 mg

Stouffers French Bread Pizza with Sausage & Pepperoni

Calories: 460

Fat: 24.1 g

Sodium: 750 mg

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