Are calzones healthier than pizza?

Are calzones healthier than pizza?

Calzones aren't exactly healthy cuisine, especially if they're loaded with meat and cheese. A calzone is made with the same quantity of pizza dough as a pizza crust and serves four people. Eating an entire calzone by yourself might result in exceeding your daily calorie allowance. However, just like a pizza, a calzone can be made with different ingredients to make it healthier. Calzones are usually stuffed with cheese or filled with meat and vegetables.

Pizza has been popular worldwide for many years and has gained notoriety for its high content of fat and calories. At first glance, eating a whole calzone may not seem that bad to you since it only contains 32% of your daily value of fiber and only 30% of your daily value of vitamin C. But remember, one thing that makes calzones tasty also makes them dangerous: their high content of fat and calories. If you eat several pieces, or all at once, you could easily exceed your daily limit of 2000 calories - especially if they're loaded with meat and cheese.

The good news is that you can make healthy changes to calzones' recipe and ingredients. You can use less oil or replace some of it with tomato sauce for example. Or instead of frying the calzone crust, you can bake it like a pie. The options are many but making small changes will still leave you with a delicious meal. Of course, the best solution is not to eat them every day!

Is a calzone just a folded pizza?

A calzone is a folded pizza that can be baked or fried and is normally shaped like a half-moon and packed with cheese and sometimes veggies, meat, and/or sauce. On the side, it's usually accompanied by marinara or pizza sauce.

Calzones are pizzas that have been folded in half. They're produced by stuffing a circle of pizza dough with toppings and folding it over to make a crescent shape. Calzones always have cheese inside, but they also frequently feature meat, sauce, and other ingredients.

Is calzone a street food?

Calzones are often produced in single servings. In Italy, particularly in Naples, where pizza is supposed to have originated, they are a popular street meal. On the way, they fold them into quarters and devour them with their hands. This quick-fix calzone requires no yeast or heavy flour. The dough is simply rolled out and folded over to make a half-moon shape. It's then baked until golden brown.

In America, you can find calzones at Italian restaurants. They are usually made with cheese stuffed between two pieces of bread. Sometimes tomatoes, garlic, and other vegetables are added to the mixture before it is stuffed into the dough casing.

At home, you can make delicious homemade calzones that will surprise your family and friends. All you need is simple, easy to find ingredients that take only minutes to prepare. Then roll out some dough and fill it up with your favorite mix-ins! You can choose whether you want to eat them plain or sprinkle some salt on them first. Either way, they're tasty and perfect for a snack or lunch box ingredient.

You can find recipes for classic and unique flavors such as spinach, mushroom, broccoli, ham, and more. Just have a look at our collection of healthy recipes here on Calzone Nutrition Facts page!

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Amy Terhune

Amy Terhune is a woman with many years of experience in the medical field. She has worked as a nurse for many years, and currently works as an instructor at a nursing school. Amy enjoys teaching new things, and helps people to understand their bodies better.

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