While pouring yourself a big bowl of granola or Raisin Bran might seem like a healthy way to start the day, we recently made a surprising discovery. A slice of pizza is healthier.
According to Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN, they’re pretty much equal when it comes to calories, but pizza has greater nutritional benefits.
“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,” Amer told The Daily Meal. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
While there are certainly more nutritious breakfast options out there, a slice is definitely a more balanced meal than a bowl of sugar flakes, Amer points out. “Plus, a slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash.”
Although we’re by no means giving you permission to eat a fat slice every day of the week, don’t beat yourself up if you sneak one every now and then.