Honestly, I consider pizza a food group
Think about it:
If you look at it from the former "4 food groups" guidelines, it has your dairy
, your meat
, your veggies
(if you order it with jalapenos as I do), and your bread
If you look at it from the "Zone" angle, it's got your protein
, your carbs
, and your fat
. Plus, it has lots of lycopene due to the cooked tomatoes.
Just remember to always order the thin, crispy crust
(to cut down on carb content, and because Chicago-style deep-dish is a travesty
There's a new locally-owned pizza place in Round Rock, Rockin' Tomato
, where I often go for lunch. They offer a buffet with many yummy pizzas, some of their other Italian dishes, and a really great salad bar. All including drink (I go for their fresh-brewed iced tea) for $7. You can get a REAL thin-crust pizza here, and I'm grateful for that.
I eat "apizza
" once every 1 or 2 weeks, on average.
Shalom to y'all.