Owing to the uniqueness and the irresistible taste, it didn’t take long for Italian cuisine to spread widely, with the onset of globalization. Everyone loves Italian food, but the calories they come with could make them not so regular on people’s plates. However, Italian dishes are not necessarily always filled with cheese and/or loaded with extra carbs.
Here’s a list of 5 Italian dishes that you can feel free to indulge in without any guilt.
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Pizza
When you feel like having a house party, and want to serve a huge bunch of people, a pizza could be an option. Pizza with whole wheat crust (or multi-grain crust) can do wonders. With this, adding a little spinach and cottage cheese as toppings can help you go a long way to contribute to clean eating without compromising on the taste.
Grilled Fish with Artichoke Caponata
Instead of using the traditional eggplant or tomatoes, this famous Sicilian relish is cooked with vegetable salad made from trimmed artichoke chopped celery and seasoned with sweetened vinegar capers in a sweet and sour sauce. This is tossed with a perfectly grilled fish.
A risotto is made with white rice and mostly cooked in butter. In order to add a healthy twist to this delicious delicacy, using brown rice and pearl barley and finishing it with with asparagus, mushrooms and Parmesan will do wonders.
Chicken Cacciatore is one of the typical dishes you would think of whilst preparing an Italian feast. Cooked in virgin olive oil and skinned chicken breasts, this delicacy is the perfect Italian way to watch that weight. This is flavoured with tomato sauce, onions, peppers, mushrooms and white wine.
Yellow Squash Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus
A nicely ripe squash looks almost (if not exactly) like a pasta when properly julienned and sauteed. This is cooked like pasta with shrimp and asparagus and tossed in olive oil, making a healthy and light eat.
There you have it, 5 deliciously healthy Italian dishes. Go ahead and try them out. Come over to FreshMenu and try out some of our delicious Italian dishes. They are sure to take your taste buds on a heavenly ride.