Food on the Run: Pizza Hut

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
4/6/2009 6:00 AM   :  98 comments

Pizza is a favorite food for many of us.

In our ongoing Food on the Run series, we take a look under the red roof for healthy options as we eat on the run.



Remember that our series goals remain to select entrees that are around 250 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving or less. As much as 350-500 calories with 10-15 grams of fat might fit in fine with your specific nutrition plan if you are getting a meal.

Cautions to Consider
  • As good as they look, skipping the desserts is always a good choice when eating away from home.
  • It is also a good idea to skip the soda, even diet soda, in favor of water.
  • Pizza Hut uses oils that are trans fat free.
  • The style of crust matters when it comes to calories and fat but not for other nutrients like carbohydrates, protein or sodium. Those are fairly consistent regardless of crust style.
  • Portion control and enjoying a "taste" of pizza versus enjoying a "pizza" is key.
  • While pasta can be a great meal choice, in this case, the pasta portions are large and have over 500 calories, 20-30 grams of fat and over 1000 mg of sodium each.


Pizza Hut

12" Medium Pan Pizza - 1 slice = 1/8 pizza

Cheese Only
Calories - 230
Fat - 9 grams
Sodium - 520 mg
Carbohydrates - 27 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 10 grams

All Natural Pepperoni & Mushroom
Calories - 230
Fat - 9 grams
Sodium - 510 mg
Carbohydrate - 27 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 10 grams

Quartered Ham & Pineapple
Calories - 220
Fat - 8 grams
Sodium - 520 mg
Carbohydrate - 28 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 9 grams

Veggie Lover's
Calories - 220
Fat - 8 grams
Sodium - 490 mg
Carbohydrates - 28 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 9 grams

12" Medium Thin 'N Crispy Pizza - 1 slice = 1/8 pizza

Cheese Only
Calories - 190
Fat - 8 grams
Sodium - 540 mg
Carbohydrate - 22 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 9 grams

All Natural Pepperoni
Calories - 200
Fat - 9 grams
Sodium - 610 mg
Carbohydrate - 21 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 9 grams

All Natural Pepperoni & Mushroom
Calories - 190
Fat - 7 grams
Sodium - 530 mg
Carbohydrates - 22 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 8 grams

All Natural Italian Sausage & Red Onion
Calories - 220
Fat - 10 grams
Sodium - 570 mg
Carbohydrates - 23 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 9 grams

Quartered Ham & Pineapple
Calories - 180
Fat - 6 grams
Sodium - 530 mg
Carbohydrates - 23 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 8 grams

Veggie Lover's
Calories - 180
Fat - 6 grams
Sodium - 520 mg
Carbohydrates - 23 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 7 grams

12" Medium Hand - Tossed Style Pizza - 1 slice = 1/8 pizza

Cheese Only
Calories - 220
Fat - 8 grams
Sodium - 550 mg
Carbohydrates - 26 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 10 grams

All Natural Pepperoni
Calories - 230
Fat - 10 grams
Sodium - 620 mg
Carbohydrates - 25 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 10 grams

All Natural Pepperoni & Mushroom
Calories - 210
Fat - 8 grams
Sodium - 550 mg
Carbohydrates - 26 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 9 grams

All Natural Italian Sausage & Red Onion
Calories - 240
Fat - 10 grams
Sodium - 590 mg
Carbohydrates - 27 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 10 grams

Quartered Ham & Pineapple
Calories - 200
Fat - 6 grams
Sodium - 550 mg
Carbohydrates - 27 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 9 grams

Veggie Lover's
Calories - 200
Fat - 7 grams
Sodium - 530mg
Carbohydrates - 27 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 8 grams

12" Fit 'n Delicious Pizza - 1 slice = 1/8 pizza

Chicken, Red Onion & Green Pepper
Calories - 180
Fat - 4.5 grams
Sodium - 550 mg
Carbohydrates - 24 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 10 grams

Chicken, Mushrooms & Jalapeno
Calories - 170
Fat - 4.5 grams
Sodium - 760 mg
Carbohydrates - 23 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 10 grams

Ham, Red Onion & Mushroom
Calories - 160
Fat - 4.5 grams
Sodium - 550 mg
Carbohydrates - 23 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 8 grams

Ham, Pineapple and & Diced Red Tomato
Calories - 160
Fat - 4.5 grams
Sodium - 560 mg
Carbohydrates - 24
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 7 grams

Green Pepper, Red Onion & Diced Red Tomato
Calories - 150
Fat - 4 grams
Sodium - 400 mg
Carbohydrates - 24 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 5 grams

Diced Red Tomato, Mushroom & Jalapeno
Calories - 150
Fat - 4 grams
Sodium - 610 mg
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 6 grams

12" Pizza Mia Pizza - 1 slice = 1/8 pizza)

Cheese Only
Calories - 200
Fat - 7 grams
Sodium - 480 mg
Carbohydrates - 24 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 9 gram

All Natural Pepperoni
Calories - 200
Fat - 8 grams
Sodium - 510 mg
Carbohydrates - 24 grams
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 8 grams

12" The Natural Pizza - 1 slice = 1/8 pizza

Cheese Only
Calories - 220
Fat - 8 grams
Sodium - 460 mg
Carbohydrates - 26 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 10 grams

All Natural Pepperoni
Calories - 230
Fat - 9 grams
Sodium - 530 mg
Carbohydrates - 26 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 10 grams

Rustica
Calories - 240
Fat - 10 grams
Sodium - 490 mg
Carbohydrates - 27 mg
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 10 grams

Marinated Tomato Slices
Calories - 200
Fat - 7 grams
Sodium - 420 mg
Carbohydrates - 27 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 8 grams

Veggie Lover's (No Olives)
Calories - 190
Fat - 6 grams
Sodium - 380 mg
Carbohydrates - 27 grams
Fiber - 2 grams
Protein - 9 grams

Appetizers

Hot and Mild Wings - 2 pieces with no dipping sauce
Calories - 120 (mild wings - 110)
Fat - 7 grams
Sodium - 500 mg (mild wings - 440 mg)
Carbohydrates - 1 gram
Fiber - 0 grams
Protein - 11 grams

Breadstick - 1 each with no dipping sauce
Calories - 140 (Cheese Breadstick - 180)
Fat - 6 grams (Cheese Breadstick - 7 grams)
Sodium - 240 mg (Cheese Breadstick - 370 grams)
Carbohydrates - 18 grams (Cheese Breadstick - 20 grams)
Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 4 grams (Cheese Breadstick - 7 grams)

How do you think this option measures up with other Food on the Run choices? Does it offer a healthy "taste" of pizza as a meal choice for you?


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Comments

  • 98
    I do not like pizza hut's pizza as it is to greasy for me. If I were to do pizza I would do papa murphy's as it is the best. I always do it with lots of vegetables and canadian bacon. If I do pizza hut I choose a sandwitch as I can handle that. - 1/7/2010   8:53:05 AM
  • MISSLIZZ1979
    97
    I love Pizza Hut thin and crispy myself and the times I eat it I always limit myself to two slices max - 8/18/2009   3:48:28 PM
  • CHASINRAINBOWS
    96
    This is great information! Pizza is my biggest weakness. What I do when our family orders pizza (which isn't too often anymore) I eat a low cal salad and drink a bottle of water before the pizza arrives. Then I sit down with the family and have one slice of pizza. I'm already pretty much full from the salad and water, but I still have a slice so I don't feel deprived. There was a time when I would eat 3-4 slices for dinner and finish off the leftovers for breakfast. - 5/13/2009   2:30:03 PM
  • 95
    I love Pizza Hut...but I don't think I can stop at 1or 2 slices. Three slices is just perfect!! I guess I will have to have just have 2 and add some fillers so it feels like 3 then. Thanks for the info. :o) - 4/26/2009   9:50:14 PM
  • 94
    We have Pizza Hut here, but Domino's is more convenient, so that's what we usually get. Having had gastric bypass, I've found Domino's Thin 'N Crispy crust is the easiest to manage, and if I stick to only 2 slices (one slice is 1/8 of a 12" pie), I can keep the calories under control, too. Thanks for the review! - 4/14/2009   4:04:50 PM
  • 93
    Like some of the others comments, I would have a difficult time stopping at one slice. I think I'll pass, but thanks for the info! - 4/13/2009   8:45:04 PM
  • ZHUGHES
    92
    Thanks so very much I love pizza Hut pizza. - 4/10/2009   9:19:07 AM
  • LKILGO52
    91
    It was nice to know how many calories are in a Pizza Hut pizza. I just eat a smart one pizza or south beach diet one they are about the same calories but the whole pizza is the 200 plus calories not just one piece - 4/10/2009   8:42:51 AM
  • RECUBEJIM
    90
    Pizza Hut was a major contributor to the 1990s campaign to defeat a national health care plan. Putting profit before people's health ........ I boycott.
    BTW their corporate partner Taco Bell fed genetically engineered corn not approved for human consumption to millions.
    Trust the mega food providers at your own risk. - 4/9/2009   8:08:27 PM
  • COLOURMYNAME
    89
    This is great - my kids love Pizza Hut - now I can enjoy it with making more educated choices. - 4/9/2009   5:43:10 PM
  • NEWBODY2010
    88
    THI IS GREAT NEWS BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SODIUM IS IT TOO MUCH? - 4/8/2009   2:41:49 PM
  • 87
    Great article. Next time I hit Pizza Hut, I will REALLY know what I'm eating! - 4/8/2009   1:48:28 PM
  • REDNECKFEMINIST
    86
    I am a pizza lover, before SP, we had pizza for dinner one night a week and at least, and if there was any left over I had it for the next day breakfast. I cannot have just one piece, lol, so now we have it once a month or less. - 4/8/2009   6:13:42 AM
  • 85
    I make pizza at home all the time. I can control what and how much I put on it:) - 4/8/2009   4:51:15 AM
  • DARLAXDD
    84
    I wont be eating pizza for a while! But nice to know that a slice with a salad will someday be great! - 4/7/2009   11:13:51 PM
  • 83
    I was surprised at the calories. I thought it'd be double! It's nice to know I can enjoy a piece of pizza once in a while!! - 4/7/2009   9:26:19 PM
  • 82
    Thanks for the information. I haven't had pizza hut in a long time, but I will keep it in mind if I end up eating at one. - 4/7/2009   2:50:03 PM
  • 81
    I'd never stop at eating just ONE slice of pizza. - 4/7/2009   2:04:05 PM
  • 80
    I really like the delight pizza from papa murphys.. I do not care to much for pizza hut it is just took much grease for me - 4/7/2009   12:41:38 PM
  • 79
    I love pizza and must eat it once a week at least these days! I am happy with a slice, prepared at home ( from a good brand of frozen pizza with low sodium). We have no pizza huts ( no big loss) near us due to many local pizzerias. My favorite is Colony Grill and pizza where they serve nothing but, pizza on an extremely thin crust with flavors and taste of tomato sauce and cheese bursting out! If anybody is in Stamford, must try it - people from all the neighboring towns and NY come here to eat it. Give ample time for there are times when one has to wait even an hour for a take out at lunch and dinner!!

    I only like the salad bar at Pizza hut when we lived in NYC, not the taste of their thick pizzas, although, they have been making NY style, hand rolled pizzas........too! - 4/7/2009   11:55:38 AM
  • 78
    It's best for me to not even taste it. I have 2 children who work at Pizza Hut and I just try to avoid smelling, looking, and tasting. Great information in all the comments! - 4/7/2009   11:54:06 AM
  • 77
    I'd been planning to go to Pizza Hut (I've had a craving), but I told myself to go when they have the buffet. Yes, there are more choices, but you don't have a whole pizza sitting on the table in front of you saying, 'Eat Me!!'. And, the buffet also comes with salad bar. - 4/7/2009   11:04:39 AM
  • PLEASURABLE
    76
    Making your own pizza at home is pretty quick, and you can load it up with fresh veg and herbs. I like to use a strong cheese so I can use less and still get the flavor- feta or dry asiago. - 4/7/2009   10:33:13 AM
  • GIANT-STEPS
    75
    I can't eat 1 slice of pizza either. I order it with no-cheese then I can eat half a pie instead of a slice or two. Pizza Hut isn't the best choice for cheeseless pizza; some other restaurants have tastier bread and spicier sauce and are excellent even without cheese. Pizza Hut is just ok without cheese. The rest of my family like Pizza Hut so I deal. - 4/7/2009   10:17:10 AM
  • 74
    Ha Ha! Like I could only eat one slice! I think I better skip Pizza Hut and make pizza at home. - 4/7/2009   10:16:48 AM
  • 73
    I am on a high protein, low carb diet, so I just eat the insides and leave the crust on my plate: but I don't know how to calculate the carbs when I do it. Does anyone know what the values of the crust of a pizza? The cheese and meat are virtually free for me but how much of the 27 or 28 carbs are the crust? HELP!!! - 4/7/2009   10:02:14 AM
  • 72
    Excellent. This really helps - 4/7/2009   9:15:22 AM
  • 71
    Thanks for the info but I can't have one slice only so I just stay away from pizza restos for now LOL - 4/7/2009   9:14:15 AM
  • MYSTIKSHIMMER
    70
    I think there are healthy options here, like the fit and Delicious pizzas. Some pizza huts also offer salad bars. - 4/7/2009   9:05:40 AM
  • 69
    this is great. I always thought pizza was loaded with calories, its good to know otherwise - 4/7/2009   9:04:44 AM
  • 68
    Thanks for the great information. This will help when I get that craving. - 4/7/2009   8:35:21 AM
  • 67
    Great information. Now, if you could just tell me how to eat 1 slice of pizza we could be getting somewhere! - 4/7/2009   8:25:51 AM
  • 66
    Basically, from looking at the info here, I need to request thin crust when we go there. My husband prefers hand-tossed, but we usually get two pizzas anyway (a cheese one for the kids), so maybe next time I need to speak up and tell him I want thin crust on the kids' pizza and I'll eat theirs. I can never have just a "taste" of pizza - I like to eat until full! - 4/7/2009   8:10:19 AM
  • 65
    Very useful information. Thanks for the information. - 4/7/2009   7:44:45 AM
  • 64
    Thanks for the info! I've been avoiding pizza. It is tastes too good to me to imagine sticking to one slice. - 4/7/2009   7:16:39 AM
  • 63
    Pizza as an option for a “Food on the Run” choice is good. I would have a salad with it; or go for two slices. - 4/7/2009   5:31:05 AM
  • 62
    As so many say, "I can't eat only one slice". I would be snacking all afternoon. - 4/7/2009   3:05:57 AM
  • 61
    No I gave up pizza's until I found MS flat bread recipe and changed it slightly by adding part whole wheat flour. I posted it on spark recipes as Flat Bread Pizza.
    It makes four large pizza's that make 8 large portions each. I bake them on a half sheet pan and it nearly fills the pan. With Topping (Turkey sausage & Low fat cheese) the calories are 102 a slice with the cheese!! I worked on it for weeks & one of my son's had a lunch at work. Made the pizza's each one with different healthy toppings (a just veggie one had less calories) made 32 slices out of the 4 pizza's they all raved about it. No one knew they were eating less calories ones.. I was so proud!! - 4/7/2009   12:59:16 AM
  • BREN0412
    60
    This is great info. Thanks! - 4/7/2009   12:30:16 AM
  • GOAL142
    59
    These processed foods are not healthy! -Sigh- I wish people would wake up to the fact that it's not just about the calories/fat/fiber/cholesterol anymore, it's also about the QUALITY of the food you are asking your organs to process and turn into skin, hair, nails, red blood cells, white blood cells....how can your body get much of anything out of a piece of cardboard with overcooked veggies and processed meats on top???? Not to mention the inevitable sugar-laden soda that pairs so well with pizza that you are bound to drink it too.....It's a recipe for disaster.....Go fresh/raw with everything that you put in your body and your body will pay you back with bright hair, skin, nails, antibodies, etc.... - 4/7/2009   12:27:13 AM
  • 58
    I do the personal pan and it fills me up only half of the pizza, I shared with my sis.
    This is good to know I usually don't go because of all the calories in pizza. - 4/7/2009   12:07:50 AM
  • 57
    Thank you. This is useful information - 4/6/2009   11:22:19 PM
  • 56
    As much as I love pizza this is definitely good news. I will still have eat in moderation but at least I will have an idea of a good portion. - 4/6/2009   11:14:05 PM
  • 55
    Really now who can eat only 1 slice of pizza? Not I - 4/6/2009   10:23:51 PM
  • 54
    My favorite pizza place! - 4/6/2009   10:23:05 PM
  • 53
    thankfully, I work at one and have to endure the smell all the time,which any one will tell you turns you against even your most fave foods.... which coincedentally I often tell people "I wished I had a job @ the hershey factory. LOL - 4/6/2009   9:00:45 PM
  • MEREDIE02
    52
    There is no way I could order a pizza and have only one slice, so I would have to pass. - 4/6/2009   8:18:23 PM
  • DUPONTSUZANNE
    51
    Thank you for all the info...I am at the beginning of my "Take care of me program" so this is good help. - 4/6/2009   8:11:25 PM
  • 50
    If I'm going out for pizza, there's no way I can just have "a taste". So I save it for a special meal and eat a few pieces to really feel satisfied. - 4/6/2009   7:00:08 PM
  • 49
    I love pizza and this will help when pizza is suggested for dinner! Thank you for the series, it has been very informative! - 4/6/2009   6:18:15 PM

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