Can Chicken Wings Be Healthy?

It’s always important to stay on top of your health. Part of that includes monitoring one’s diet to preserve one’s health for as long as possible. But what does healthy eating entail? For some, it could mean eating a low-fat, low-calorie diet, while others may eat highly nutritional foods. People's ingrained notions of which foods are considered "healthy" and which are not further just lead to plain confusion when discussing the topic. Let’s dig into a popular item which people seem to be on the fence about.

Chicken wings are a popular food served in many restaurants. A recent article revealed that Americans eat 1.33 billion chicken wings every year! However, some people feel guilty about consuming these popular products while trying to eat healthy. What many people don't know is that chicken wings are actually healthy. So grab your favorite chicken wings from Westside Pizza, wipe off the sauce from your fingers, and continue reading.

Chicken Wings Can Be Low Calorie

An average adult person requires approximately 2000 calories daily to maintain a healthy adult weight. A chicken wing from Westside Pizza has an average of 90 calories, as seen in its nutritional information chart. Unlike many other restaurants, Westside Pizza oven roasts its chicken wings, which is one of the most health-conscious ways to cook them.

When it comes to counting calories, portion control is key. You must eat the right amount of calories to guarantee a healthy intake. Thus, eating a maximum of six chicken wings per meal ensures you consume the necessary calories. Note that the amount of calories in chicken wings depends on how they are cooked and the sauces you use.

A row of plain chicken wings on Westside Pizza branded paper

Chicken Wings Are High In Protein And Other Nutrients

Chicken wings are rich in protein as well as natural B vitamins, including B1-B6 and B12, as well as essential fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, K, and E. They also have a wide range of minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, iodine, selenium, chromium, and copper. You can even include a salad to enjoy with your chicken wings for more nutritional value. To view the exact nutritional value of our different offerings, please view our nutritional information chart.

The Best Chicken Wings to Fit Into Your Diet!

As you enjoy the best pizza near you, be sure to also order a good quantity of chicken wings, even if you are on a journey of enjoying healthy eats. We offer different wing sauces from sweet barbeque to savory buffalo and even several dry rubs including garlic parm and honey habanero. By watching the nutritional information, controlling your portions, and limiting the sauces you dip your wings in, you can enjoy a few delectable chicken wings from Westside Pizza.

You can even order our gluten-free pizza or dairy free cheese if you want to enjoy a fresh pizza, but struggle with food sensitivities. You can order for dine in, pick up, or delivery from any of our locations.