Christy – So. Much. Pizza.

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Last night we had plans to meet some friends for his birthday at a pizza place. I love pizza and don’t have it very often (because of the lack of any real nutritional value). So I was really excited to have a reason to indulge.

Whenever I know that my day is going to include a meal that is either high in calories or low in nutritional value (or both), I plan the rest of my day to be really healthy. This is definitely not a time to skip meals! It is a time to make sure that I have lots of good fruits and veggies to balance me out.

So for breakfast I made a smoothie with Vega Protein powder, berries, spinach and 1/2 banana. And then headed to the bookstore to do some research for a client.

When I got home, I made a salad

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While I was making the salad, I had some leftover broccoli soup that I heated up on the stove (picture of it from a couple of days ago because I forgot to take a picture this time)

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Then I went on a hike at Runyon to take in some of the fresh green air.

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After that, it was time to get ready and head to dinner.

We went to a restaurant called Pitfire Pizza Co. It is a really cute, family friendly environment with big open booths and the pizza chefs cooking in the ovens right in front of you. You go up to a counter to order and then they bring the food to you. It was classy though – not like a fast food type place. And the service was really great, everyone was very friendly and attentive. We ordered a couple of chopped salads and a total of 5 small pizzas for the 6 of us (there was a little leftover that the birthday boy took home)

We ordered 2 of their Big Sur pizza which had shrimp, tomato, garlic, red chile and lemon on it. I would not typically like pizza with shrimp on it but this was amazing. Lots of flavor and a little spicy.

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We also got a Burrata Pizza with burrata cheese, tomato, arugula, caramelized onion, hazelnut and a pesto drizzle. This was my choice. And I think I might have been the only one who enjoyed it. Oops!

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The other two were a sausage pizza which I missed taking a picture of and a more traditional pizza that had basil and garlic on it.

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The garlic was roasted in cloves and spread easily.

I am not sure what was my favorite – they were all so good! I ate enough pizza to keep me satisfied for a while.

Love the restaurant – if you are near it and like pizza, check it out.

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  • http://www.foodmakesfunfuel.com Evan Thomas

    Those pizzas look DELICIOUS. I love how the crust appears–yumyum!

  • Zomy

    I have to say I find you to be a bit intense about food. It borders on orthorexia. Pizza has no nutritional value? Some of us benefit from the calcium and protein in cheese and the nutrients in vegetable toppings and tomato sauce. Your diet seems so limited and strict. I gravitate toward nutrition experts who are about eating for fun AND health. It can’t be all health, all the time. It’s enough to drive a person crazy. I think the emphasis on all-out “health” by nutritionists like you deters 98% of people who are just trying to make smarter choices.

    • Retz

      Zomy – if you feel the blog is too intense, then why read it?

  • http://whydeprive.wordpress.com whydeprive

    Wow, after that ridiculous comment I feel like I should say something good!

    Anyhow, that pizza looks amazing. The burrata pizza especially. I may have to try and copy it. I dont eat pizza all that often either, but its a nice treat every now and then!

  • http://ramblingsondietandbeauty.blogspot.com GurlOnA”Diet”

    that pizza looks so good! i’m spoiled by awesome nyc pizza >< and i agree about keeping the entire day healthy- it's sometimes really healthy to starve and then indulge!

    • http://ramblingsondietandbeauty.blogspot.com GurlOnA”Diet”

      oops i meant tempting to starve then indulge!

  • http://healthyhoggin.com Megan @ Healthy Hoggin’

    I just tried Pitfire Pizza Co. a couple weeks ago! Yum! That Big Sur pizza is my husband’s favorite! (I’m not a shrimp fan, so I’ll just have to take his word for it…)

    I agree– traditional pizza is not healthy, but it’s a fun indulgence! Especially when you get plenty of fresh veggies beforehand. ;)

  • http://goodiesgalore.wordpress.com lpskins

    I’m so jealous that you can just go hike. Im in Boston and there’s not much around for hiking– and the weathers not exactly fitting either. What a nice day you had.

  • http://www.ilaxstudio.com/blog/ kilax

    The pizza looks so good. Do you really think they don’t have much nutritional value? We make ours at home and load them up with veggies. I suppose there are a lot of calories in the crust…

  • http://foodinmyreallife.blogspot.com Jamie (Food in Real Life)

    That pizza looks amazing! I’m really craving pizza and think its in order for this Friday!

  • http://www.fitchickinthecity.com Fit Chick in the City

    That pizza looks amazing! I probably indulge in pizza too often as its really one of my favorite foods. I’m so jealous of your hike! No hiking in the middle of NYC. =)

  • http://moretolifethanlettuce.wordpress.com Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce

    broccoli soup and pizza in teh same post..heaven!

  • http://thespecialktreatment.wordpress.com specialkphd

    Nuts on ANY yeast bread = heaven to me! Last night I made a shredded carrot pizza with a BBQ sauce, scallions and a few peanuts and it was yummy!
    but then tried broccolli soup and it was more like purgatory. Not good Not bad just… brocolli. Made me feel like 4th grade again.

  • http://beekeats.wordpress.com Bekah

    I love this post because when I indulge in pizza.. it better look as good as this! That is damn good looking pizza. :) Hope you enjoyed Christy.

  • http://cookingwithkate.wordpress.com katecooks

    i got that EXACT burrata pizza two weekends ago! wasn’t it yummy?! i love arugula on pizza, and i really love pitfire’s chewy crust. i was actually just thinking about it this morning :)

  • http://www.thedailydietribe.com Iris

    Just wanted to mention that often if my clients are going out to eat for dinner, they try to compensate by barely eating all day. I don’t think that’s healthy. Your strategy, to make sure you eat plenty of super healthy food throughout the day is, in my opinion, the best way to go about it.