This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Pizza tends to be one of those foods that is very easy to overeat. Because of this, I don’t consider it the best option if you have a weight loss goal. I know that I can polish off ½ or even a whole small pizza by myself, and that I’m not alone in this.I’d argue that pizza with a whole grain crust isn’t much better for weight loss than regular pizza. Both white and whole wheat flour provide 100-110 calories per ¼ cup. It’s a small portion, and the calories add up fast in items like pizza and baked goods.So, how do you make a pizza meal more filling without eating 1000 calories of pizza? I’d add a large side salad to the meal with a low-calorie dressing. I’d also consider adding some lean protein on the side (or as a salad topping).On the other hand, what if you’re looking to gain weight or weight is not a concern? In that case, you could add a side of garlic bread, and some veggies dressed with a generous amount of oil. Olive oil and other added oils add about 120 calories per tablespoon- quite a lot for such a small amount.Thin crust pizzas, vegetable pizzas, and cheese pizzas tend to be the lightest pizza options. Cauliflower crust pizzas are a neat way to lower the calories and sneak some extra veggies into your day. Stuffed crust pizzas, meat pizzas, and pizzas with “the works” are usually the higher energy pizzas. I also really like chickpea flour crust pizzas. These provide more protein and fiber than your regular pizza made with a white flour crust. Don't miss my recipe for chickpea pizza crust!Nutrition information is for a medium slice of combo pizza with sausage, pepperoni, peppers, and onions. The exact nutrition information for your serving will depend on the type of pizza you use and your portion size.