Eating pizza for breakfast could be better for you than cereal, says science, or to be more specific, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Chelsey Amer.
Now before you get too excited, pizza still isn’t healthy to eat for breakfast, but we’ve made some progress.
“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Chelsey Amer told the Daily Meal. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
Not all pizza is created equal — nor is all breakfast cereal — but if you’re comparing a bowl filled with sugar flakes and whole milk to a slice of garlic and onion pizza on a thin, whole wheat crust, then the pizza is definitely going to be the healthier of the two choices.
“Plus, a slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash,” said Amer. “I’m not saying that we should go out and eat pizza every day for breakfast; we should follow our cravings. If [pizza’s] what you’re craving, that could prevent you from eating an entire pie later on.”
So go ahead and have that slice of pizza for breakfast. It’s delicious and nutritious. Well, a little more nutritious than that bowl of sugar flakes… and a lot more delicious.