I love Pizza. But, as someone who is watching her weight, I can’t indulge as often as I’d like. However, Sbarro has made pizza a little more waist friendly. It’s called the Skinny Slice and it clocks in at 270 calories. Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos, The Nutrition Twins, were on hand to explain how the Skinny Slice is a better choice for people watching their weight. A regular slice of cheese pizza from Sbarro is around 400 calories. While the Skinny Slice isn’t exactly diet food, it’s a much better choice.
Only 270 calories per slice, the Skinny Slice is topped with roasted red and green bell peppers, portobello mushrooms and sweet, carmelized onions and finished with a sprinkling of Mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheeses.
And I got to make my own pie!
First, we were given a ball of dough to form into a pizza. Sbarro’s makes their dough fresh and lets the dough proof overnight. Harry Erardi, VP of Culinary & Training and Roberto Orsillo, Director of Operations for the NYC Market, worked with us to show us how to work the dough (including how to stretch the dough out).
I do make pizza often (however, I buy my dough). The chefs from Sbarros showed me how to properly stretch out the dough and create a crust around the edges.
Next, we were shown how to properly put the sauce on (start at the middle and spread out).
Did you notice that the pizza I’m making is on a screen? It helps the pizza crisp up easier. I asked one of the chefs the best way to cook a pizza and they recommended using a pizza stone (if you don’t have a big pizza oven like they do). Next, I added red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, and topped it with shredded mozarella. Sbarro uses a regular mozarella on the Skinny Slice. They had debated using a lower fat mozarella, but found it really wasn’t melting well. So, they use regular mozarella on the Skinny Slice, but use a little less (and the slice is a little smaller) — which is how they are able to cut the calories down. The Skinny Slice is 270 calories
We took our pizzas to the big ovens and several minutes later, they were cooked to perfection.
Thank you to Sbarro for hosting this fun event. As always, all opinions are my own.