Have you noticed that most people in Italy are thin? This is because Italian food - despite what most people think - is healthy and balanced. It contains all of the necessary complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals required by the body. That's why it helps to keep the waist trim and even lose weight.
The reason behind pasta's bad reputation lies in how Italian cuisine has degenerated in some countries, where dough is made with excess flour, lots of butter and heavy creams and sauces. But if the pasta is prepared following Italian tradition, the calories are drastically reduced.
Carbohydrates are, nutritionally speaking, very necessary. They also help suppress hunger. By satisfying your metabolic needs, they fill you enough so you don't have to return to the refrigerator within a couple of hours.
The raw materials in Italian cuisine are excellent. We can find all kinds of ingredients with lots of flavor that come from high-quality fresh products: olive oil, vegetables, fruit, seafood...That's why it's possible to prepare a dish of pasta without exceeding 300 calories.
Italian salads usually contain lettuce, tomato and fresh cheese. They're typically seasoned with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Here at Da Bruno, we recommend our Caprese Salad, which includes tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil. Another excellent option is the Da Bruno Salad, made with chicken breast, grapes and pine nuts.
The classic minestrone recipes are healthy and high in fiber. They go great as a starter or for a light main course. At Da Bruno, our minestrone soup is made with light and delicious fresh vegetables.
The nutritive value of pasta varies according to:
Taking these variables into account, at Da Bruno we make our dry or fresh pasta with top-quality ingredients, with just the right amount of flour and a healthy, homemade preparation. Among our pasta dishes, we recommend Lobster Ravioli, Prawn Fettuccine and Pesto Spaghetti for maintaining your waistline.
Authentic Italian pizza is made with a very thin dough, natural ingredients, and just the right amount of cheese. Some of our healthiest pizzas include Pizza Siciliana (with tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, black olives and oregano), Pizza Neolitana (with tomato, Scamorza, zucchini, red pepper, eggplant, spinach and oregano) and Pizza Napolitana (with tomato, mozzarella, anchovies and oregano).
Have you been pleasantly surprised by this article? We hope that when you want to eat well and healthy this summer you come to one of our Da Bruno restaurants. Your body will thank you!