Pizza is a high calorie, high-fat content food. While that is totally fine in moderation, it’s a great idea to balance it out at every meal.
Adding nutrient-dense sides can help you eat a little bit less pizza and help your meal provide you with a bit more nutrients. A nice healthy side will help in preventing overeating and promoting satiety.
Plus, sides can be just as delicious as the pizza!
Tips for choosing healthy sides
“Healthy” is extremely subjective. Some people go vegan, some go keto. For the purpose of this article, I am focusing on low calorie, low fat foods to balance out the higher calories and fat from pizza.
I will try to avoid sides that are high in added sugar, salt, or unhealthy fats.
Healthy sides for pizza
There are a variety of healthy sides that pair well with pizza, such as salad, roasted vegetables, and fruit.
Easy Kale Salad Recipe with Lemon Dressing is ready to eat in under 5 minutes. This kale salad is simple, yet full of flavor from the freshly grated Parmesan, lemon, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Serve this easy salad recipe as a side to your favorite meal, or enjoy it as is for a healthy lunch.
These Garlic Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts make the perfect vegetable side dish. You’ll whip up Brussels sprouts in a matter of minutes on the stovetop. It doesn’t hurt that they’re oil free and gluten free.
Roasted Eggplant is flavorful, delicious, and one of my all-time favorite low-carb side dishes. So easy to make, roasting eggplant results in perfectly tender and caramelized bite-size pieces perfect for dipping or tossing in your favorite pasta and salads.
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