What Nutrition Experts Would Order At Domino’s Pizza For A High-Protein Meal
- Insider asked nutrition experts what they would order at Domino’s Pizza for a high-protein meal.
- American adults are advised to eat 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
- Some menu options are relatively low in calories but provide a decent amount of protein, a dietician said.
Domino’s Pizza has plenty of indulgent options on its menu, but it’s possible to eat there while meeting your protein and fitness goals, nutritionists told Insider.
Eating enough protein is essential if you want to lose fat, build or maintain muscle, and perform in sports because it helps muscles recover after workouts and keeps you full.
American adults are advised to eat 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, but active people may need more to help with muscle growth and repair.
Dietitian Alix Turoff told Insider that there are options at Domino’s Pizza that would “control your calories while getting a good amount of protein and keeping food volume high.”
And nutritionist and fat loss trainer Jordan Syatt told Insider that if your diet is mostly made up of nutritious foods, having what you want once in a while, even if it doesn’t meet your nutritional goals, does no difference to your long-term progress. .
Nutritionists and dieticians have previously told Insider what they would order at McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Burger King and Taco Bell.
Here’s what three registered nutrition experts told Insider they would order a high-protein meal from Domino’s Pizza.
Alix Turoff: A slice of thin crust cheese pizza, hot buffalo wings and a garden salad
If you want to cut calories, Turoff recommends choosing a thin rather than a thick crust, which saves 80 calories per slice.
A large (14-inch) pie slice of cheese pizza with a thin, crispy crust has 210 calories, 11 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbs, and nine grams of protein.
“You can customize your pizza by adding vegetables for more volume and fiber,” Turoff said.
Along with the slice of pizza, Turoff would add four hot buffalo wings, which provide 260 calories, 20 grams of fat, nine grams of carbs and 15 grams of protein.
“I would complete the meal by ordering the classic garden salad which consists of grape tomatoes, red onions, carrots, red cabbage, cheddar cheese, garlic brioche croutons, over romaine and iceberg lettuce , and contains 80 calories, four grams of fat, eight grams of carbs and three grams of protein,” she said.
Turoff said she would add Domino’s lightest dressing option, Ken’s Lite Balsamic with Olive Oil, and only use half the packet, which adds 50 calories, four grams of fat, 2.5 grams carbohydrates and no protein.
In total, Turoff’s order contains 600 calories, 39 grams of fat, 37.5 grams of carbs and 27 grams of protein.
Nichola Ludlam-Raine: Thin Crispy Crust Vegi Supreme Pizza
Dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine said she loves pizza and eats it at least once a week at home, usually with a side salad for extra greens, along with a Diet Coke, a light lemonade or water.
The pizza provides an “excellent balance of macros,” containing carbohydrates, proteins and fats, as well as micronutrients from the tomato sauce and any vegetable toppings, she said.
Ludlam-Raine said she would order a medium thin crispy crust Vegi Supreme Pizza, which has 1,137 calories, 44 grams of fat, 138 grams of carbs and 47 grams of protein.
“Going for a thin crust with extra veggies as a topping is a great way to keep it both healthy and balanced,” she says.
Jordan Syatt: Large Pepperoni Pizza
Syatt told Insider he would order a large pepperoni pizza “because pepperoni pizza is the best pizza of all pizzas.”
“I don’t eat at Domino’s every day or even every week, so when I go there I’m going to order whatever I want, whatever I like the most,” he said.
A large pepperoni pizza has 2,642 calories, 122 grams of fat, 264 grams of carbs, and 122 grams of protein.
The majority of Syatt’s diet consists of minimally processed, whole foods with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, he said.
“When I’m having fun 20% of the time and enjoying it, I’m going to enjoy it to the fullest,” he said. “I’m not going to try to get a fake healthy version. So when I go to Domino’s, you better believe I’m going to have a big pepperoni pizza.”