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