We're four days in. Be honest; how many of you have already broken your new year's resolution?
For all you determined weight-loss folks, here's some good news to help you keep on track.
Since last summer Milwaukee's beloved Streetza truck has been tempting our taste buds with slices like "Wisconsin Stair Fair chili," or "the brew crew sausage race," which piles all the Klement's racing sausages (yes, even hot dog) onto a blend on five cheeses. And at only $3.75 a slice, it's a Milwaukeean's dream come true. That is, until you start packing on the pounds.
Streetza owners Scott Baitinger and Steve Mai feel your pain (trust them) and as a result began working on a new, leaner slice of Streetz pizza called the #fitmke (they're big Twitter guys and fitmke is an online community for fitness in greater Milwaukee).
"It took lots of research, testing and math, but we created a pizza line that is delicious and pretty darn low in calories and fat," says Baitinger. "Our spinach and mushroom pizza, for example, is only about 155 calories per slice. And these slices are 1/6 of a 16-inch pizza"
"The #fitmke pizza is made with a thinner crust than normal Streetza, and is topped with lots of Streetza sauce, extra spices, the freshest veggies, including tomatoes, onions, broccoli, spinach, olives, spinach, peppers and mushrooms. All of the #fitmke pizzas are topped with reduced fat mozzarella cheese."
And meat eaters need not fear. Streetza now offers a healthier chicken sausage and turkey bacon, so a healthy pizza doesn't have to mean a vegetarian pizza.
Here's to a healthier 2010, Milwaukee.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.
As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”