When having pizza most of us like to pile on the toppings, which often include some not so healthy choices. It is possible though to indulge in everyone’s favorite food and still get the USDA’s MyPlate seal of approval, but there is a slight catch. In keeping with MyPlate, which recommends that half our plates be filled with fruits and vegetables, a little rethinking when it comes to pizza toppings is in order. One of the first things to consider when ordering pizza at your favorite pizza place, or when creating your own at home is the thickness of the crust. If you’re like me, the thicker the crust the better, but thinning down that crust and perhaps making it a multi-grain or whole wheat crust would be a healthier choice. Next, comes the sauce and the toppings. If you go with a layer of fresh tomato sauce and a thin covering of skim cheese, you’re off to a good start. Follow that with tons of fresh veggies, some lean protein like chicken or turkey, and even fruits like pineapple or blue berries, and you’ll have a nutritious and delicious pizza. Of course, the next step in making sure you eat healthy while indulging in your favorite pizza is perhaps the hardest, and that’s limiting yourself to having just a couple of slices!