At PizzaExpress, we don’t believe dieting should be a prison sentence. Which is why we’ve extended our Leggera range of lower-calorie options to include two delicious salads as well as a Raspberry Sorbet Dolcetti alongside our popular Leggera pizzas at under 500 calories each.View our healthier options menu
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Packed with some of our favourite superfoods, this fresh salad is nutritious and lower in calories. Baby spinach and seasonal mixed leaves, roasted butternut squash, beetroot, light baby mozzarella, avocado, pine kernels, cucumber, lentils and fresh basil finished with balsamic syrup. At under 300 calories it is even suitable for anyone who is on the 5:2 diet.
Our Leggera pizza range has been hugely popular since we launched it in 2009 (It's Italian for 'light'.)
Our Leggera range brings you all the flavour of your favourite pizzas such as American Hot and Padana with a thin and crispy base topped with a fresh salad. Each one is low in saturated fat. And each one is under 500 calories.
Dieting when eating out
We know how hard it is to stick to your diet when eating out because suddenly you’re tempted by higher calorie options. We want to enable you to eat out and still cut down on calories, without feeling you’ve had to compromise on great taste or fresh food.
Here are a few tips.
1. Our pizzas
Our Italian pizza bases are all thin crust. So naturally they carry fewer calories than the deep pan or stuffed crust pizzas, but for those of you that want to reduce your calorie intake further try our Leggera Pizza range, each one is just 500 calories.
As our pizzas are hand made to order you can ask to have your pizza without ingredients that are naturally high in fat and calories (like parma ham, pepperoni, or Calabrese sausage).
By swapping our house dressing on our salads for a light dressing you can reduce your intake by 35 calories. Save 118 calories and make your dressing 100% calorie-free by asking for balsamic vinegar or a squeeze of lemon, and remember if it comes with dough sticks ask for them to be left out, saving 248 calories.
And check out our Dolcetti. They're small, but perfectly formed. A mouth-watering selection of miniature desserts, served with your choice of coffee. For those occasions when you can't quite manage a whole dessert.
The 5:2 diet
We know a number of our customers are trying to lose weight at the moment through calorie controlled diets such as the 5:2 plan. If you have decided to follow one of these regimes, we provide dishes that could be suitable, such as our Leggera Superfood Salad at 295 calories or our Leggera pizzas at 500 calories each.But please remember, this level of calories is not recommended by nutritionists as being suitable for a regular daily regime, outside of the 5:2 programme. For sensible and healthy weight loss, nutritionist Juliette Kellow would advise having around 1,500 calories a day to help you lose 1lb a week.
Want to find out the calories in our products? Here's our calorie chart.