There's nothing quite like a late-night order of Domino's hand-tossed pizza and hot wings. Unfortunately, caving in to that craving, while delicious, can be anything but healthy if you don't know about Domino's pizza nutrition.
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A single slice of Domino's pizza cut from a medium hand-tossed pie is between 200 and 290 calories.
Calories in Domino’s Pizza
According to Domino's calorie counter, one slice of cheese pizza from a medium hand-tossed pie (which is one-eighth of the overall pizza) weighs in at 200 calories spread across 25 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat. When you add pepperoni to the mix, you're looking at 210 calories per slice, with an additional gram of fat.
These numbers drop slightly if you switch to a thin crust, to about 140 calories for a slice of a medium cheese pizza, or 150 for a pepperoni pie. When looking at the numbers for a thin crust pizza, however, it's important to keep in mind that they equate to one quarter of the pizza, not just one-eighth.
Most notable is the fact that thin crust pizzas have half as many carbohydrates as their hand-tossed counterparts. In this case, fewer carbohydrates is a good thing because you should eat no more than 130 grams of carbohydrates per day, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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Overall Domino’s Pizza Nutrition
While calories and macronutrients give a good general picture of overall Domino's pizza nutrition, it's worth looking at the other key nutrients to develop a complete picture. It's wise to consider the quantities of cholesterol and saturated fats per slice, as these play a major role in heart health and overall wellbeing.
While there is no set recommendation for cholesterol, the authors of the Dietary Guidelines note that it is best to adhere to the 2010 principle of no more than 300 milligrams per day. Any slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza from a Domino's hand-tossed pie only has 20 milligrams of cholesterol, which is actually not that bad, as long as you don't eat more than four slices in a sitting.
The same is true for specific dietary fats. According to MedLinePlus, saturated fats should make up no more than 7 percent of your daily calories, which comes out to between 16 and 22 grams per day. Given that a single slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza has 3.5 grams of saturated fat, it's best to remember that moderation is key.
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Domino’s Pizza Nutrition Compared
While a slice of classic cheese or pepperoni pizza isn't going to break the calorie bank, the same can't be said for other Domino's pizzas. Case in point: the Domino's Meatzza hand-tossed pizza. While it is high in protein, with 13 grams in each slice, this mega meaty pie also contains a whopping 290 calories, 26 grams of carbohydrates and 14 grams of fat. What's more, it has 6 grams of saturated fat, and 35 milligrams of cholesterol.
Keep in mind that all of these calorie counts are just the base rate, before adding any sides to the mix. If you like to dip your pizza in the brand's signature garlic sauce, you're looking at an additional 250 calories per cup, comprising 28 grams of fat and 5 grams of saturated fat.
If you prefer pairing your slice with a few chicken wings, keep in mind that just four bite-size wings have 200 calories, 8 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat and 85 milligrams of cholesterol.
Then there's the cinnamon bread and sodas that so often accompany a Domino's order. Two cinnamon bread twists will cost you 250 calories, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat and 4.5 grams of saturated fat. A 20-ounce coke has 240 calories with 65 grams of carbs. In other words, it's very easy for unhealthy nutrients to add up at Domino's.
If you can't bear to give up your love of this chain restaurant, remember that thin crust options, salads and veggie-loaded pizzas are your best bet for healthy eating here.
- Dominos: "Calorie Counter"
- Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020: "Appendix 7. Nutritional Goals for Age-Sex Groups Based on Dietary Reference Intakes and Dietary Guidelines Recommendations"
- Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020: "A Closer Look Inside Healthy Eating Patterns"
- MedLinePlus: "Facts About Saturated Fats"