We’ve all been there: last night’s pizza is sitting in the refrigerator, calling your name around breakfast time. It turns out that eating a slice could be one of your healthiest options for breakfast, according to one nutritionist.
“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” explained Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN to The Daily Meal. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
Of course, not all slices are created equal. Pizzas with a whole wheat crust and extra veggies are obviously healthier than your meat lover’s with a cheese-stuffed crust.
But most cereals offer little more than sugar, so pizza offers a more balanced meal.
“A slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash,” Amer said.
With this news, we move one step closer to a world where pizza can join tacos as a meal that’s acceptable to eat at any time of the day.