Pizza and beer are old friends. They attend graduations, ball games, and family reunions together. Unfortunately, American pizza doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to healthy food, and beer sure doesn’t come off any better. The solution? Flexibility! You can keep the old pizza-and-beer gang together and have a great time with just a couple of changes to how you choose your meal and beverage. Remember these tips:
Italians Don’t Use Extra Cheese and Neither Should You!
Swing by NYCs Joe’s Pizza on Carmine for lunch and enjoy a thin slice of the finest Greenwich has to offer. Order your pie sans meat but be creative about your veggie selections. Skip the extra cheese! The Italians invented pizza as a pristine, delicious combination of great bread, perfect tomato sauce and just enough cheese to cover the top. Enjoy a traditional Margherita or Napolitani next time you order in.
Light Beer is America’s Favorite for a Reason
Instead of quaffing a pint, or let’s be honest, a pitcher of full calorie beer – just order a light brew. 57 Napoli in midtown NYC is an excellent spot to grab a frothy calorie-free beer and an amazing take-out slice of pizza.
Only Silly Aristocrats Always Eat White Bread
Check out American Flatbread Hearth in Tribeca for a slice of 100% whole wheat flatbread pizza topped with the finest artisan cheeses Vermont has to offer. The flavor is spectacular and your insides will be grateful for the whole-grain treat! This is one American pizza modification that really does its inventors justice.
No matter where you go for a slice, from Chicago to Brooklyn, you’re likely to find caprese-style pizza. It’s generally lighter fare consisting of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil. Caprese is a staple of most traditional Italian restaurants in America because it comes straight from Italy. Pair it with a light pilsner and you’ll have found the perfect healthy way to keep pizza and beer best friends forever!