The Healthiest Ways to Order at Domino’s Pizza

Danielle Omar
by Danielle Omar
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The Healthiest Ways to Order at Domino’s Pizza

Pizza isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to health food, but with nearly 15,000 locations worldwide, Domino’s might be the first thing that comes to mind when ordering food with friends or prepping for a Friday movie night. If you’re trying to eat healthy, but still want to enjoy some pizza every now and then, here’s everything you need to know when placing a healthy-ish order at Domino’s.

All of these Domino’s Pizza options clock in at less than 300 calories, with 5 grams or less of saturated fat per serving.

PIZZA (Serving: 1 “regular” or 2 square slices, per 14-inch pizza)

Why it made the cut: Each serving has fewer than 200 calories, 3 grams of saturated fat and 400 mg sodium, which is hard to come by in restaurant pizza! The addition of veggies adds flavor and texture as well as fiber and micronutrients; chicken adds protein.

RD tip: Build-your-own pizzas help you craft a healthier slice: 1) Start with thin crust to save 80 calories and nearly 20 grams of carbs per serving. 2) Ask for light cheese to save 2 grams of saturated fat and 160 mg sodium per serving. 3) Add as many veggies as you can for satisfying volume and extra nutrients — in this case: green peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and red peppers.

Why it made the cut: This vegetarian pizza has bold Mediterranean flavor thanks to garlic, veggies and feta, but compared to the Spinach & Feta Pizza on Domino’s menu (320 calories with 7 grams of saturated fat per serving), this one cuts more than 100 calories and 3 grams of saturated fat per serving by using light cheese and piling on the vegetables: spinach, garlic, roasted red peppers and tomatoes.

RD tip: Domino’s large thin-crust pizzas come cut into 16 squares, rather than eight slices. Take that opportunity to savor two smaller slices and add a salad on the side for a satisfying, veggie-packed meal that won’t break the calorie bank.

Why it made the cut: Most of Domino’s pre-built pizzas are loaded with calories, saturated fat and sodium, but the Pacific Veggie Pizza is one exception.

RD tip: If you can’t pass up a pre-built pizza combination on Domino’s menu, order it on thin crust with light cheese to save 100 calories per serving compared to a Deluxe pizza, (which has similar veggie toppings). The Pacific Veggie Pizza already comes packed with veggies and on thin crust, but any pizza can benefit from these swaps!

SANDWICHES (Serving = 1/2 sandwich)

Why it made the cut: The Mediterranean Veggie sandwich has the most veggies of any sandwich on the Domino’s menu — and boasts 10 grams of filling protein per serving despite being a meatless option.

RD tip: The Mediterranean Veggie sandwich comes standard with three types of cheese, but cutting back to just feta shaves 130 calories, 6 grams of saturated fat and 360 mg sodium. If feta isn’t your favorite, choosing just one cheese lightensup any sandwich on the menu.

Why it made the cut: The Philly Cheesesteak sandwich is lighter than the other meat sandwich options on the menu, with 120 fewer calories than the Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich — and that’s before lightening up the cheese!

RD tip: Removing the American cheese and asking for light provolone cheese cuts 80 calories, 3 grams of saturated fat and more than 200 mg sodium from the original Philly Cheesesteak. However, sandwiches are still some of the highest-sodium menu options, so stick to the half-sandwich serving size and pair it with a side salad with low-sodium dressing.

SIDES (Serving = 1/2 salad)

Why it made the cut: One serving of this salad has 4 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein, which makes for a filling meal that’s light on sodium and fat. The apples and pecans add satisfying crunch.

RD tip: Swap creamy dressings like ranch and caesar for vinaigrette on any salad to save on saturated fat and sodium. Since Domino’s provides dressing packets on the side, start with a touch of dressing and add more as needed, rather than drizzling on the entire contents of the packet.


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About the Author

Danielle Omar
Danielle Omar

Danielle is an integrative dietitian, culinary nutritionist, author and consultant, frequently lending her love of creating to high-profile food and nutrition media outlets. She’s a regularly featured blogger and founder of foodconfidence.comwhere she inspires men and women on their journey to become their healthiest self. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

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