It probably doesn't come as a big shock that pizza isn't a health food, but if you're a pizza lover, a life without pizza is no life at all. If you're looking to treat yourself with a 10-inch pizza, calories may be at the forefront of your mind. Can you get a small cheese pizza and stay within your goals?
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The exact amount of calories in a 10-inch Domino's cheese pizza depends on the crust you choose, but for a standard, hand-tossed cheese pizza, you'll consume 1,140 calories if you eat the whole thing. If you don't plan on eating the entire pizza, you're looking at 190 calories per slice.
An entire 10-inch cheese pizza from Domino's has 1,140 calories if you opt for the standard hand-tossed pizza. If you get a thin crust pizza, calories drop down to 800 for the whole pizza. A regular slice of cheese pizza has 190 calories.
Domino's Small Pizza Calories
According to the Domino's calories calculator, a full 10-inch pizza calories total 1,140. That's if you choose the standard options, which include the traditional hand-tossed crust, red sauce and regular portion of cheese (as opposed to extra cheese).
If you're looking for a breakdown per slice, each slice (there's a total of six slices in the small pizza) provides:
- 190 calories
- 7 grams of fat
- 3 grams of saturated fat
- 15 milligrams of cholesterol
- 340 milligrams of sodium
- 24 grams of carbohydrates
- 8 grams of protein
Making Your Pizza Healthier
While cutting out pizza completely may not be an option for you, there are things you can do to make it a healthier option that fits into your lifestyle. First, don't eat the whole thing. Instead of devouring an entire pizza, stick to one or two slices to satisfy with you. Chances are, if you give the pizza time to digest and settle in your stomach, you'll feel satisfied with this smaller amount — and you'll save a lot of calories, too.
- Choose thin crust. Domino's offers a thin crust pizza option that has 100 calories per slice, so you'll save 90 calories for each slice that you eat.
- Request half the amount of cheese. You'll save calories and some sodium.
- Make sure to add lots of veggies. Domino's — and most pizza places — have a variety of vegetables you can choose from. Broccoli, mushrooms, green peppers, onion and slice tomatoes are all great options.
- Consider skipping the meat. Standard pizza meat options, like sausage and pepperoni, aren't only calorie-rich, they're also loaded with sodium and a preservative called sodium nitrate, which can increase your risk of heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. Stick to cheese with veggies instead.
- Add a salad on the side. Eating a salad before diving into your pizza will help fill you up so you eat fewer slices. It will also give you extra nutrients from the vegetables.
An article in Food and Nutrition Magazine, a publication from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, adds that if you want to really control your ingredients — and the calories in your pizza — you can make your own pizza at home and make sure to add plenty of vegetables.
- Domino's: Meal Details
- Food and Nutrition Magazine: "6 Tips for Perfect — and Healthier — Homemade Pizza"
- American Heart Association: "America Has Some of the World’s Saltiest Pizza - Here’s 5 Tips for a Healthier Slice"
- Mayo Clinic: "Does the Sodium Nitrate in Processed Meat Increase My Risk of Heart Disease?"