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Great pizza doesn’t have to be unhealthy. With the huge number of restaurant options in Houston, you will definitely be able to find a slice you like with the level of calories that fits your diet. Don’t be afraid to ask about ingredients before you make your final order to ensure the pizza you’re dreaming of is exactly what you’re getting.


Healthy Cow Pizza

3005 West Loop South, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 572 3333

Want some delicious, healthy pizza without even needing to leave the house? Try Healthy Cow Pizza, one of Houston’s newest pizza stars. This local pizzeria offers takeout and delivery and constructs your pizzas according to order with the freshest ingredients around. They also have a menu full of unique options to help you make healthy choices while still getting to enjoy pizza. Want to reduce your salt intake? Order a layer of sliced tomatoes instead of traditional sauce. For extra protein, try a pizza with hummus replacing the tomato sauce. They also offer whole grain crust instead of white for more fiber and vitamins. These pizza lovers and healthy eating addicts are also available for flavor consultations — with as many ingredient combinations as they have, you may not know what to get! They’re always willing to help you choose the right toppings for your health goals and make sure your pie comes out tasting great while still meeting your nutritional needs.


Bombay Pizza

914 Main St, Suite, Suite 105
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 654-4444

Indian and Italian meet in a delicious and healthy mix at Bombay Pizza. These thin crust pizzas are covered with healthy ingredients that you can’t always find in a pizzeria. Try one of the pizzas with tandoori chicken for lots of protein and low fat. Or try one of the pizzas that features a cilantro mint chutney instead of the traditional red sauce for a punch of flavor and nutrients. You can choose to build your own pizza with their long list of fresh ingredients, or pick one of their house favorites, like the Berry Bombay, which features fresh strawberries, onions, crushed tomatoes, pine nuts, gouda cheese and basil topped with balsalmic and paprika. These slices are so flavorful you’ll think you’ve ruined your diet — even though you’re right on track!


Harvest Organic Grille

1810 Fountain View Drive
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 243-0900

If you’re looking to find organic options, check out the pizzas at Harvest Organic Grille. They source all of their ingredients from local farmer’s markets and are dedicated to creating food that tastes great and still delivers the nutritional value it would fresh from the ground. Choose either an organic flour pizza dough or a gluten-free dough and start to build your perfect pizza from the fresh toppings. Go for a veggie-heavy pizza with grilled eggplant, broccolini, artichokes and low fat mozzarella. Or, add some protein by including grilled chicken or turkey bacon.


Pink’s Pizza

Various locations in Houston

Try the seemingly never-ending list of options available at Pink’s Pizza. Their hand-tossed pizzas are made with care for every customer and they offer a number of healthy selections for the calorie-conscious. If you have any dietary restrictions, Pink’s is one place where you can find exactly what you need — they offer not only gluten-free crust, but also dairy-free mozzarella. Buy pizzas by the slice or by the whole pie, and you can also build your own from their list of more than 30 ingredients. You won’t want to miss out on trying some of their healthy specials or creating your own perfect pie.


This article was written by Gillian Kruse of Examiner.com for CBS Local.


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