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Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month: California Pizza Kitchen

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Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month: California Pizza Kitchen

If you think that foods like pizza are off your diet when you’re losing weight, think again!  Pizza and HealthyDiningFinder restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen can be the perfect way to add flavor to your diet without going off plan.  California Pizza Kitchen, a participating Healthy Dining restaurant, started with the goal of serving fresh, flavorful and innovative menu choices made with high-quality ingredients.  This passion for flavor and quality in food has resonated with food-lovers around the world.  California Pizza Kitchen has grown from a single location in Beverly Hills back in 1985 to over 250 locations in over 30 states and 11 countries plus the freezer section of your local grocery store.  If you haven’t tried one of their many delicious choices yet, you are missing out!

Stop subtracting good food from your diet and start adding it with dietitian recommended picks at California Pizza Kitchen like these:

Appetizer: Lettuce Wraps with Shrimp (Serves 4)

Family dinner?  Happy hour?  Any reason is a good reason to get a group together and share this appetizer.  These lettuce wraps are made with fresh Shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions and tender shrimp tossed in a spicy ginger soy sauce. 


BBQ Chicken Pizza on Wheat Crust (1/2 pizza)

This is THE BBQ Chicken Pizza!  With California Pizza Kitchen’s signature BBQ sauce, smoked Gouda, red onions, cilantro and savory chicken, you’ll never want to go back to regular pizza!  The combination of whole grains in the wheat crust and lean protein from the chicken make this a dietitian recommended menu choice.




California Veggie Pizza with Goat Cheese on Wheat Crust (1/2 pizza)

Get your veggies in a most delicious way with this pizza.  It’s loaded with fresh vegetables like baby broccoli, eggplant, Cremini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, corn, and red onions.  Pair those with mozzarella, goat cheese and the added flavor (and nutrition) of the wheat crust and you have something diet-friendly to crave.

Half Caramelized Peach Salad (Special Request)

If you’d like to add more veggies to your meal or just aren’t in the mood for pizza, California Pizza Kitchen has a wide variety of salads to tempt you.  This Half Caramelized Peach Salad is made with field greens, spinach, warm caramelized peaches, cranberries, red onions, toasted pecans and Gorgonzola. With any salad, Healthy Dining’s dietitians recommend requesting dressing on the side to help control calories, fat and sodium.  The mix of sweet, savory, crispy and creamy will have you enjoying every bite of your Healthy Dining pick.

Quinoa and Arugula Salad (Special Request)

Get your grains, protein and veggies all in one dish with this dietitian recommended menu choice.  Protein-rich whole grain quinoa is paired with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, toasted pine nuts and flavorful Feta.  Adding whole grains to a salad can be a great option for adding variety to your weight loss diet while also adding filling fiber and a variety of nutrients.

To see all of California Pizza Kitchen’s Healthy Dining choices with nutrition information like calories, fat, sodium and fiber, visit HealthyDiningFinder.com.

Healthy Dining provides Americans with the digital tools and resources necessary to find the best restaurant choices for their dietary goals and healthy lifestyles. Combining the brainpower and creativity of chefs, restaurateurs, health experts, registered dietitians and communication strategists, Healthy Dining’s signature website, HealthyDiningFinder.com, enables millions of nutrition- and weight-conscious restaurant diners, as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other nutrition-related conditions, to easily find dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell® choices served at more than 60,000 restaurant locations nationwide.

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