The funny thing is that I went to Pizza Villa because someone suggested I feature their roasted vegetable dish, which sounded great because it was a huge bowl of assorted roasted vegetables with olive oil that I could eat instead of pizza.
Pizza Villa put it up on their menu, but doesn’t necessarily advertise it as a healthy dish.
Although it sounds healthy, this is a perfect example of a dangerous concoction of calories when it is prepared the way it is. It is actually a delicious dish, but the problem is that the healthy content of the vegetables is wasted away on the massive olive oil they are drenched in, which is too bad. Even if you scooped the vegetables out of the oil and ate only half of it, you’d be consuming at least 30 grams of fat!
However, I tried a dish that I can recommend to you —pizza on pita bread crust topped with vegetables.
You may already know from my other reviews that I am a fan of pizza although I developed distaste for white flour, which started to taste gross to me after always eating whole wheat that has many more nutrients in it.
It’s odd because foods cooked with white flour started to taste “pasty” when I would eat them and I was shocked; this happened because I was raised on white flour. This was the reason I discarded my old favorite: a personal pan – deep-dish-type pizza.
To make this pizza healthier, I had them go easy on the cheese to cut the fat in half, not add fattening meat like sausage and pepperoni and add veggies such as tomatoes, green peppers and mushrooms.
I was happy with the outcome because it was absolutely delicious! It was nice eating a thin-crust pizza that didn’t taste weird like the personal pan white dough.
If you order it with less cheese and no fattening meat, you are looking at around 400 calories, which is perfect for one meal. Or you could be really disciplined and get a small salad and eat only half of the pizza and save the rest for later. I dare you to try having half that pizza and a salad but say, “No, thanks” to the feta cheese on the salad unless you can discipline yourself and have only a little. Order it on the side. It’s all about balance, my friend.
Pizza Villa is located at 21501 Village Lakes Center, Land O’ Lakes. Phone: (813) 949-7483.