I am [ still am - but, don't practice my addiction any more ] a PIZZA addict and in addition to Sue's suggestion - which is a truly excellent one by the way - here's an excerpt from a really great article in Health Magazine where they went out and quite thouroughly evaluated major chain restaurants for a "health conscious" menu.
There are actually TWO related articles that sound similar - and they are - but you want to access both of them.
The results will surprise you. I have printed out the articles and keep them with me in the car.
In particular - consider yourself to be fortunate if there is a Uno's Chicago Grill within reach. Their "flatbread" pizzas, among other things, are wonderful - and - with a little care - quite "Zone Friendly" [ make sure you have a protein source like chicken as one of the ingredients ]
Uno's is happy to combine/modify anything on the menu for you. For example, the other day I ordered a salmon dish but just the salmon from it and not the rest and substituted all the "sides" from another salmon entree that I didn't like the way the salmon came.
They will take a Caesar salad - large and excellent - and put any "entree" on top of it.
ONe caveat before I post the excerpts and links - if you can NOT consume pepperoni on any pizza you will be way ahead. I once was in the Pizza business and the fat content of pepperoni is about as grim as possilbe - and - almost always - the tastier and more delicious the pepperoni - the greater the fat content !
Suggest you follow the two links to the entire articles : http://eating.health.com/2008/04/23...staurants/
America’s Healthiest Restaurants: Shining Examples of Fast-Food Fare http://eating.health.com/2008/04/23...o-eat-out/
America’s Healthiest Restaurants: Our List of the Best Casual Dining Spots
Uno Chicago Grill
If you haven’t been to your local Uno’s recently, you’re in for a great surprise. Sure, its famous deep-dish (read high-fat) pizzas still hold court, but nutrition has become the word of the day with a completely trans fat–free menu and plenty of grilled entrees (including antibiotic-free chicken). Adding to the healthy variety: whole-grain pasta and brown rice, organic coffee and tea, and flatbread pizzas that have half the calories of deep-dish ones. Plus, you can add a salad to your pizza for half-price because, according to the menu, “We want you to get some greens in your diet.” Now that’s a blue-ribbon commitment to health. Another reason Uno’s is at the top of our list: You know what you’re eating. In the lobbies of most of the restaurant’s locations, there are Nutrition Information Centers that detail ingredients, fat and sodium contents, and calories and fiber of every item, in addition to gluten-free options.
Danger zone: Deep-dish pizzas can pile on the fat.
We love: The Penne Bolognese—just 16 grams of fat (well within the daily recommended max of 65 grams of fat for a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet).
One last "pizza trick" - if you can - and I have great difficulty doing because I LOVE the crust of ANY pizza - is not eat the crust left over near the outer edge of any pie slice beyond the ingredients.
... from the "END" Zone