It's funny, but for many years now, I've thought that the most economical way to feed a family pizza is to order cheese and not opt for the extra toppings. But, this week, I really wanted pizza that wasn't plain. So, I ordered one large cheese for the kids and one large that was half chicken and pineapple and half meatball. Usually, I eat 4 pieces of pizza. I have realized that I eat a lot--I think it's all the running around after my kids that I do each day. But, the other night I only ate two pieces! One chicken and pineapple and the other was cheese. The piece with chicken and pineapple filled me up.
Here's the conclusion I came to: maybe I was wrong. Maybe cheese is the best option for kids--since that's what they love. But, for adults, it's wiser to get one or two toppings on the pizza--particularly if one is a meat or chicken topping. It will make the pizza a lot more filling for adults. I suppose it's not probably healthier to eat two pieces with sausage than 3 pieces with plain cheese. But, I think two pieces (health and money wise) with chicken is better than 3 pieces with plain cheese.
I know it probably sounds silly that I think about things like this, but I do. =)