February is the Coldest Month
It’s also the month when we celebrate love. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the chocolatiers and florists are ready. I’m devoting my blog this month to the topic of love, but lacking a romantic partner I’ll be focusing on some other areas of the emotion of attraction. The love of melted hot cheese, tomato sauce, and crispy crust for one.
I’m going to be reviewing some of the great pizza pies you can find in Santa Cruz County and I began my search at the Pizza My Heart location in Aptos, called Pizza 1. Located at 253 Center Ave in Aptos, Pizza 1 is just a few blocks from the famous Seacliff stairs, where I like to do some training. To prepare for this pizza review, I did 33 laps of the stairs with my fully loaded camera bag on my back.
Pizza is not traditionally known as a health food. However, when you burn 2,000 calories you don’t have to worry as much about your calories or macros. Your body wants and needs sugars and the complex carbohydrates in pizza crust will do just fine.
There are 8 slices in a 12″ pie, and each slice has:
5g of fat (3g saturated fat)
18g total carbohydrates
6 grams of proteing
If you eat the entire pizza, as I did, that adds up to 1,120 calories, 40g of fat, 144g of carbs, and 48g of protein. If I hadn’t worked out hard by doing sets of stairs, that would have been a bad dietary decision. As it was, my body burned that fuel almost immediately. The rest of my day was energetic and I went for another hike for the golden hour at sunset.
The experience of eating a whole pie to myself was good. It wasn’t filling and every bite was delicious. The crust was crispy, the tomato sauce delicious, and the cheese gave me that satisfaction I was desiring. Pizza My Heart knows what they are doing, and this pizza was a solid 9.3 out of 10.