Over 20 healthy and delicious selections chosen by Healthy Dining’s dietitians
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), a Healthy Dining restaurant partner, is celebrating 30 years of California-inspired food, including its legendary pizzas.
CPK, which is approaching 300 restaurants in 217 cities and 15 countries, has over 20 good-for-you menu items featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com.
“California Pizza Kitchen’s fresh seasonal menu provides so many options for healthy eating while dining out,” said Rachael Derr, R.D., culinary dietitian at Healthy Dining. “From vibrant salads to delicious pizzas – gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, California Pizza Kitchen has something for everyone!”
CPK prepares food from scratch daily, using the flavors of over 175 fresh ingredients. Pizza dough, including CPK’s new gluten-free pizza dough, is made on site and baked in the restaurants’ open-hearth ovens.
“We take great pride in using the best ingredients in our freshly prepared salads, pizzas and mains,” said Brian Sullivan, SVP of Culinary Development at CPK. “From our hand-tossed pizzas that can be made with gluten-free or wheat dough, to healthy proteins like wild caught halibut and cedar plank roasted salmon, seasonal vegetables and inventive salads, eating healthfully doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor at CPK. In fact, our menu features approximately 30 dishes under 650 calories and many more than can be customized to your dietary needs.”
Here is a sample of California Pizza Kitchen’s dietitian-recommended menu options featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com:
Quinoa and Arugula Salad – A super-grain salad with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, toasted pine nuts and Feta with house-made Champagne vinaigrette. Request dressing on the side. (360 calories, 51 grams carbohydrates, 17 grams protein)
Half Roasted Veggie Salad with Shrimp — Warm artichoke hearts, asparagus, eggplant, red and yellow peppers, corn and sun-dried tomatoes served over cool Romaine, avocado and housemade Dijon balsamic vinaigrette. (420 calories, 30 grams carbohydrates, 20 grams protein)
Original BBQ Chicken Pizza on Whole Grain Crust (½ pizza) – CPK’s legendary BBQ sauce, smoked Gouda, red onions and cilantro transform this original to iconic. (600 calories, 78 grams carbohydrates, 30 grams protein for ½ pizza)
Cedar Plank Salmon – Roasted on a cedar plank in a hearth oven with smoked paprika and lime. Served with white corn and spinach succotash topped with Feta. (650 calories, 35 grams carbohydrates, 52 grams protein)
Grilled Veggie Sandwich on Parmesan Herb Ciabatta – Grilled bell peppers, Cremini mushrooms, roma tomatoes, field greens, sun-dried tomato aioli and Mozzarella. (370 calories, 36 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein)
For a complete list of participating restaurants nationwide, visit HealthyDiningFinder.com.
It is Healthy Dining’s passion to contribute to a healthier America – in a delicious way! Healthy Dining’s signature web and mobile site, HealthyDiningFinder.com, is the only search engine and inspirational source of its kind providing personalized dining out recommendations validated by Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians. HealthyDiningFinder.com enables millions of diet- and nutrition- conscious restaurant diners as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions to easily find Healthy Dining choices served at restaurants coast to coast. HealthyDiningFinder.com also features a Kids LiveWell platform a program developed in partnership with the National Restaurant Association to help parents find restaurants offering healthier fare for children.
In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, CPK has launched what has become a global brand known for creative California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 15 countries and 217 cities around the world and has served over 15 million pizzas to more than 43 million guests. Dedicated to a unique dining experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across the country. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit cpk.com. Follow them on Twitter at @calpizzakitchen (#NEWCPK), Instagram at @californiapizzakitchen and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen.