Protein pizza: Meet the new fat-busting, superfood pizza

Gym and fitness fanatics can now enjoy a high protein, fat-busting pizza that is just 71.5 calories per slice

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The pizza costs £4.95 Photo: Musclefood.com

Meet the latest weapon in the war against weight loss – the super high protein pizza that contains less than half the calories of takeaway versions.

Developed by online retailer Musclefood.com, the fat-busting food contains just 71.5 calories per slice, compared to over 300 calories in some fast food alternatives of the same portion size.

It contains the same amount of protein as three chicken breasts and five times less carbohydrates making it perfect for people on a weight loss plan or those body building.

Fat content is much lower too, with each slice containing 2.4g of fat compared to 15.3g in the takeaway alternatives.

The £4.95 pizza has a stone baked base but the traditional bread flour has been replaced by pea protein powder, which increases the protein content.

The mozzarella cheese being used is a high protein and low fat variety to keep the fat content down.

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The pizzas are available in chicken and pepper or ham and mushroomPhoto: Musclefood.com

Musclefood.com decided to trial the product after shoppers on its site fed back that one of the foods they really missed on a high protein diet was pizza.

Over recent months, bosses at Musclefood have noticed a growing demand for its products among those following a strict calorie controlled diet.

“We’re more conscious than ever before about what we’re putting into our bodies,” said Darren Beale from Musclefood.com.

“Years ago people were only interested in the number of calories, now carb content, fat and protein all play a role in choosing whether it’s the right food product for you.

“High protein isn’t just for bodybuilders and fitness fanatics, it’s for those wanting to lose weight – increased protein keeps you feeling fuller for longer – and for those wanting to lead a much healthier lifestyle.”

Darren continued: “We’re expecting these pizzas to be popular. Products like our high protein cookies and bread have flown off the shelves as soon as they’ve gone on sale and we’re expecting these to be the same.

“This is about offering those following a strict eating plan choice. Keeping an eye on what you eat doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself to white meat and steamed vegetables all the time – you do need to treat yourself ever once in a while.”

The protein pizza comes with two different toppings, chicken and pepper and ham and mushroom.

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This article was last updated on February 20, 2018.
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