Travel to Italy at Dinnertime This Week

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Shake up dinnertime with a culinary tour of Italy. No fatty Alfredo or loaded lasagna here--just healthy, tasty comfort foods! We've rounded up seven healthy Italian favorites that will have you shouting "mamma mia!" Buon appetito!



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Comments

I love Italian food! Report
Being Italian, I have to agree with Alessia, these are not Italian recipes (Pasta Milano? Never heard of it, even if I live close to Milano!). Real Italian food is much healthier than you think because traditionally, we mostly use extravirgin olive oil and plenty of vegetables in our meals. And please, please stop thinking that Pasta Alfredo is an Italian recipe: Italian don't even know this name!! Report
_ALESSIA_
Good recipes, but I'm sorry to say this is not really italian...it's rather american-italian, we don't eat chicken on pasta, just to mention one! The healthiest pasta will always be "pasta al pomodoro": (whole grain) pasta, home made fresh tomato sauce (all the sauces in the supermarket have preservatives), extra-virgin olive oil, a little bit of (real) parmesan cheese (Grana Padano is good) and some basil leaves. That's it, nothing else! Report
I could download the calendar but I could not get any of the recipes to open. Guess it's not meant for me to eat pasta, lol. Report
Why couldn't the links to the recipes have just been put on this page, instead of into an acrobat document (which just crashed, BTW), which just has links to bring you back to a Spark Page with the recipes? Seems they added an unnecessary additional (not-working) step. Report
I thought Pasta was bad for you! I even heard Whole-Wheat is bad too! Am I wrong? Because I love Pasta so please tell me its good to put back on my Menu!
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I love Italian. I think that's one of my weaknesses. I need to find recipes to make my own pasta. These look so yummy.

ps... none of the links were broke for me. :) Report
STEPFANIER
@JANNEBARN: Which links didn't come up? I double-checked before posting, and I just verified them all again. Report
CALMMAMA2
yum. i can't wait to try some of the recipes Report
I love Italian food. Pasta, but not made with the GMO kind. Report
I like Italian flavor on the chicken or with a tomato/meat sauce, but I cannot eat most pasta (can handle spaghetti with enough tomato sauce only). I would like to see what many of the Italian recipes would be like with something other than the pasta. I have tried spaghetti squash, but I never seem to get it to come out right. (I can't have beans, either, so substituting them doesn't work for me) Report
MIZINFO2003
I love Italian food Report
I hate to cook after raising five children. LOL Report
Thank you though, But I'l stick to my triscut crackers, Mueller's Pasta that's made of Durham Wheat and Multigrain bread (i get on occasion) but it all comes down to Portion controll and moderation. Report
I like pasta once a month. It is a treat since it is a major comfort food for me, I will have 1.5 cups of Hogkin angel hair, a little extra virgin olive oil and some soy parm cheese....and of course lots of garlic powder. I had it tonight to celebrate being pain free for the first time in months. I had two acupuncture treatments and they worked...yay. Report
2DIETORNOT2DIET
I clicked on the picture nothing came up then I clicked on the click here still nothing so I did not see the recipes. Report
I want to try the slow cooker lasagna. Probably will leave out the meat. Report
Those look delish, can't wait to make them! Report
Love Pasta....but it is rare that I partake...simply because I over indulge. Report
NAOLEE
I like Italian food; but Italian food no means only spaghetti. Report
 
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