Pizza is one of the world's most popular foods, the centerpiece of celebrations and parties, and a great comfort food delighting all ages with the wide varieties of crusts and toppings available.

However, in today's health-conscious society, pizzeria owners must keep up with the times and offer up healthy alternatives in order to maintain a thriving business. A little education and understanding goes a long way in keeping your customers happy and coming back for more.

A few of the current favored diet plans and how to incorporate them into your pizza menu are: 

Gluten Free
Pizzeria owners should be aware that there are many people who have a gluten intolerance and allergic reactions to gluten yet love that awesome pie you have to offer in your pizzeria. Not to worry. There are gluten-free flours that can be used for the crust, and many organic and grass-fed meats that can be used as toppings. Simply read the labels when ordering your supplies and bring those allergy-prone customers in!

The Keto diet is quite popular and fits right in with what pizza-lovers crave. This diet calls for low carb, high-fat content and is considered to have many health benefits. Meats, cheeses, and most green veggies are included - perfect pizza toppings! Tomatoes, onions, peppers, and most herbs and spices round out the topping menu, all Keto-approved.

This diet may be a little more difficult to incorporate into most pizzerias. The Paleo, or 'caveman' diet plan, is considered by some to be the world's most healthy diet, going back to when we humans were hunter/gatherers. All natural vegetables, avocados, tomatoes, and grass-fed meats are featured, while all dairy, sugars, and processed foods are to be avoided.

By adding healthy pizza options to your menu and allowing your customers to know if it’s Gluten-free, paleo, or keto-friendly you can stay up with the changing times and be a delicious option for the many. Open your doors wide to the new craze and be a part of the change!