It’s safe to say that pizza is a family favourite, so much so that one survey reveals 40 percent of us count it as a guilty pleasure. The catch? Those carb-heavy crusts and cheesy toppings can really weigh you down. But here’s the thing – you really can eat pizza without piling on pounds. In fact, with the right toppings and low-fat ingredients, pizza can be even lighter*.
Enter the PizzaExpress Leggera range, lighter* pizzas that make for the perfect treat if you’re craving comfort food (and, let’s face it, who isn’t every now and then?) but don’t want to ditch the diet plan. The pizzas are perfectly portioned for one person, and there are two delicious options available in the chilled aisles of Tesco and Booths – Chicken & Vegetable, or Mushroom & Ricotta. Each whole pizza contains at least 38 percent less saturated fat than the PizzaExpress Classic supermarket range and less than 400 calories per pizza – making them the ideal meal for one.
Every element of the pizza has been considered to ensure that the range is as nutritious as possible, without being any less delicious. A multigrain base made of a combination of rye and spelt makes for a pizza that’s bursting with flavour. The Leggera range also features tasty toppings that are naturally lower in calories than ingredients typically found on retail pizzas, meaning it is able to provide a substantial meal for one that doesn’t top the calorie charts.
A crisp side salad using the PizzaExpress delicious House Light dressing would be the perfect accompaniment for this meal. And, fans of the Leggera range rejoice because soon to be hitting the supermarket shelves is the all new range of Leggera salad dressings, so keep your eyes peeled! Priced at a recommended retail price of £3.70**, the pizzas won’t put a strain on tight purse strings. They’re the perfect option for those cool spring nights when cooking feels too much like a chore.
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Eat your veggies
This season promises a new gathering of vegetables and fruits. From spinach to spring onions, there’s an abundance of seasonal fodder to enjoy, so get your fill and stock up on essential vitamins and nutrients.
Optimal levels of water will ensure that your body is functioning properly. In fact, just two percent dehydration can effect physical performance. If you don’t have a taste for water, try jazzing it up with slices of seasonal fruit.
Want to know how the Leggera range will help you keep track of calories?
1 The range is perfectly portioned for one person, so you know exactly how much to eat, and you won’t be tempted to go back for an extra slice or two.
2 Accompany with a fresh salad and a reduced-fat dressing to help keep those calories down.
3 The range is lower in calories and saturated fat than the Classic range*.
4 Built on a multigrain base made of a spelt and rye mix.
5 Includes vegetables as a topping – a great way to get closer to the recommended five daily servings.
*Each whole pizza contains at least 38 percent less saturated fat than the PizzaExpress Classic supermarket range and less than 400 calories per pizza
**RRP only. Retailers are free to set their own prices
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