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You'll Find Plenty of Heart-Healthy Selections at Russo's

February 20, 2023

We always want to pay attention to heart health when making dietary decisions. Believe it or not, there are abundant ways to improve heart function with the foods you’ll find on an authentic Italian restaurant menu, like ours.

Since February commemorates both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, we thought it'd be worthwhile to look at some healthy pizza and pasta options. So, check out these delightful ways to eat well and keep your ticker running for a long time.

Margherita Pizza

What Are a Few Heart-Healthy Pizza Selections?

  • Margherita Pizza - This is one of several “Bianca” or “White” pizzas we offer. If you’d rather swap the red sauce for something lighter, then this is the way to go. We make ours with the best Sicilian Olive Oil, Roma Tomatoes, garlic, and Wisconsin Mozzarella. 
  • Heart Healthy Vegetarian Pizza - This is a popular choice for folks who don’t eat meat or simply want something less filling. Our vegetarian pizza keeps the portion pretty modest at 180 to 320 calories per serving.
  • Cauliflower Crust Pizza - Cauliflower crust is incredibly popular nowadays, especially for patrons searching for Gluten-Free alternatives. We make ours with a secret Italian recipe, which you’re sure to enjoy.
  • Cheese or Cheese-Free Pizza - When in doubt, it doesn’t hurt to keep it simple. Russo’s uses some of the best mozzarella cheese that we get from a Wisconsin dairy, specially made for our restaurants. If, however, you’re averse to all dairy products, you can also ask for something cheese-free.

You can learn even more about the health benefits of our pizzas and other items by visiting the Nutritional Info section on our website. There we have pages of information on important nutrients such as calories, carbs, cholesterol, saturated fats, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A.

Lentil-primavera

What About Pasta? Can That Be Healthy, Too?

Our pastas and salads offer wonderful ways to eat healthy while still consuming energy-rich nutrients. Shrimp Scampi and Truffle Mushroom Campanelle, for example, are two of our low-calorie selections that let you tap into Omega 3s and other essentials.

Don’t forget that we’re currently running a special for Lentil Primavera Pasta, another fine choice for health-conscious patrons. It’s a fantastic way to incorporate veggies and lentils into your pasta, and, therefore, reap all the benefits of a traditional Mediterranean meal.

We hope you enjoyed this quick visit to the topic of heart health. As always, you’re welcome to come see us at Russo’s New York Style Pizzeria anytime for authentic Italian pizza and pasta throughout American Heart Month. For more information about our menu, delivery options, catering, and other services, please call us at 346-802-4700 or fill out the form below!

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