A doughy crust with a tomato-based sauce, cheese and toppings has made pizza a favorite with kids and adults. One slice of thin-crust cheese pizza from a medium pizza is about 215 calories [source: U.S Department of Agriculture].
For those delivery nights, Sarah Krieger, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, recommends adding at least one veggie topping to your pizza and going with a thin-crust version. Let your kids choose which veggie they'd like to include.
Ordering pizza can be convenient, but if you make your own, you can have a lot more control over your ingredients [source: Krieger]. Don't worry; you don't have to knead your own dough. Many grocery stores have fresh or frozen varieties. Kids can even help make their own on whole-wheat pita breads.