Recently a blogger and dietitian Chelsey Amer caused a stir when she told the Chicago Tribune that a greasy slice of pizza is healthier than a bowl of cereal with milk. “You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” Amer said. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”
She also admits to the fact that unfortunately pizza isn’t necessarily a health food, but maintains that it’s a more balanced meal than a typical bowl of sugar flakes. If you’re thinking you can now eat a candy bar instead of cereal for breakfast, you may have missed the point. A slice of pizza apparently contains more fat and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so if you don't have a sweet tooth and don't want a sugar rush right before you reach work then this works wonders.
For all the cereal lovers, Chelsey has recommended to go for "A cereal made with whole grains, nuts or seeds, and fruit with organic grass-fed milk or plant-based milk is a better choice over a grease-laden pizza made with processed meat on a white flour crust. A slice of pizza contains fatter and much less sugar than most cold cereals, so you will not experience a quick sugar crash." As for indulging in greasy foods in the morning, Amer argues that it’s better to satisfy cravings than to hold off and then binge in a moment of weakness.