Your Favorite Dietitian Says Pizza Is A Much Healthier Breakfast Than Cereal

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This isn’t news to the folks out there that understand nutrition, but it’s still worth sharing for those that don’t.

If you’re like me, you grew up eating unhealthy cereal – you maybe even ate it for dinner here and there. A big bowl of sugary cereal, covered in cheap milk, that couldn’t be worse for you was delicious – but, it’s all sugar, little to no nutrition. It was great while you could handle it.

As you get older, and the hangover enters your life, cold pizza for breakfast also enters your life.

A well-known dietitian, Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN, explains that while pizza isn’t a health food, it’s a much better breakfast option than your typical sugar-filled cereal.

“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” Amer told The Daily Meal. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”

“Plus, a slice of pizza contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash,” she said.

Just add some beer?

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