Dietitian Picks at Pizza Luce

If you follow a vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free diet and love a good pizza, look no further than Pizza Luce in the Minneapolis area.  Pizza Luce first opened in 1993 and has been dishing up specialty and build-your-own pizzas to loyal guests ever since.  If that weren’t enough, this participating Healthy Dining restaurant has received several awards, including 2011’s Restaurant of the Year from the Minnesota Restaurant Association and a Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2012 by

Pizza Luce serves a wide variety of dietitian-recommended choices and a little something for everyone.  Here are a few of the items hand-picked by Healthy Dining’s dietitians:

Small (10″) Pizza Athena – Serves 2 (530 calories, 21 g fat) This pizza, made to share with a friend, is loaded with fresh spinach, tomato, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, red onions, Greek oregano and toasted garlic with light mozzarella on Bianca sauce.  The fresh, hand-tossed dough is made fresh daily with whole grain flour and olive oil.  You’ll look forward to eating those healthy veggies with a Healthy Dining choice like this.

Small Greek Salad with Chicken(390 calories, 17 g fat) This salad is a tasty combination of mixed greens Kalamata olives, tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, pepperoncini and chicken.  With 1½ cups of veggies, this choice is packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals for your healthy diet.  This salad also comes with a side of soft and flavorful focaccia. Remember to request dressing on the side to save on added calories and fat.

Mock Sausage Parmigiana (700 calories, 20 g fat) If you’re in the mood for some classic Italian comfort food with a vegan twist, try this parmigiana with seasoned mock duck smothered in red sauce and Rinotta, a homemade “uncheese” made with tofu and cashews.  The parmigiana is topped with onions and tomatoes.  Skip the sides of chips and pickle, as you won’t even need them when you’re done with this dietitian pick.

Find all the nutrition information for these and more Healthy Dining menu choices at Pizza Luce on their featured page or search for dietitian-recommended menu choices near you using the mobile