Check out these places in Mumbai to gorge on healthy pizzas
Pizza often receives flak for being unhealthy, but studies suggest that a freshly baked slice can make for a better breakfast than a bowl of sugar-high cereal. Here are a few healthy picks served in the city
Flower power pizza
Flourless cauliflower pizza base, tomato sauce, reduced-fat cheese, mushrooms, roasted garlic and arugula
Calorie count 310 to 350*
This would make an amazing pizza for being both low carb and low cal, thanks to the cauliflower pizza base. The flavour palate will appeal to kids as well. The flavour palette will appeal to kids as well.
Time 8.30 am to 11.30 pm
At The Pantry, Yashwant Chambers, Military Square lane, Kala Ghoda.
Cost Rs 325
The black pizza
Smoked chicken, mushroom, crispy kale and mozarella
Calorie count 350 to 400
A power-packed meal, it is also gluten-free. The chicken and cheese make it a good source
Time 11.30 am to 1 am
At Woodside Inn, Wodehouse Road, Colaba.
Cost Rs 595
Anchovies, San Marzano tomato sauce, Kalamata olives and garlic
Calorie count 400 to 450
The anchovies and olives add new dimension of healthy flavours. as Olives are a good source for healthy monounsaturated fats. All the pizzas should be garnished with herbs and spices not just for taste but to increase the antioxidant value.
Time 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 11.30 pm
At Gustoso, Kwality House, August Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner.
Cost Rs 795
Eggs, spinach, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms, mozzarella cheese
Calorie count 300
Eggs and cheese make this pizza the healthiest. Eggs are one of the most nutrionally dense natural food items and will even help rectify the Vitamin D3 levels.
Time 11 am to 1 am
At Henpecked, Kala Ghoda.
Cost Rs 495
Health freak pizza
Multigrain base topped with arugula, feta, sautéed onions and seasonal fruit
Calorie count 800 to 850
This can work as a substitute for the standard Indian meal of roti-sabji, though it's high on carbs. It includes different grains and vegetables and is a good source of micronutrients, proteins and healthy fats. The fruits add extra vitamins and minerals to this dish, and the feta will give you a protein.
Time 11 am to 1 am
At D:OH! Trade View, Kamala Mills and Lokhandwala, Andheri West.
Cost Rs 365
The coca of carpaccio of vegetables
Fresh tomato concassé, low-fat mozzarella, thinly sliced fresh vegetables such as squash, zucchini, broccoli and bell peppers, grilled Mediterranean style. Baked in a stone oven.
Calorie count 680 to 700
A great wayto get complex low GI carbs. Coloured vegetables and herbs are one of the best ways to get micro nutrients and antioxidants. However, it is high on carbs.
Time 1 pm to 11 pm
At Café At The NCPA, Nariman Point.
Cost Rs 760
*Approximate values for an eight-inch pizza
Inputs by nutrionist consultant Jaydeep Bhuta