| All photographs by Janis Jibrin.|
By Janis Jibrin
WASHINGTON, DC. - No matter what you order at &pizza, if you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet, you’ll need to adhere to one important rule: Don’t eat the whole thing. There are straight up too many calories in each of the chain’s oval-shaped pies for you to consume an entire pizza in one sitting. Instead, split your &pizza with a friend—or eat half to two-thirds of it and save the rest for later.
Now, for a truly nutritious offering (that’s still tasty, we promise), you’ll want to create your own. While there are seven suggested combos on the chain’s menu (plus two dessert pizzas which we won’t cover here), you’ll score a healthier pizza if you make it yourself from the list of best ingredients below.
It’s important to note, however, that this piece was written with &pizza’s available calorie information only—we were not able to obtain the full nutrition facts with the menu items’ grams of carbohydrate, fiber, saturated fat or other nutrients. Nevertheless, through interviews with the staff, my own insights on food composition as a dietitian, and eating a few pizzas there, I can confidently provide the following suggestions for health-conscious diners.