MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Enjoy Italian Cuisine
Savor your favorite Italian meals in a healthier way with these small changes.
Balance your options: You don’t necessarily have to skip the bread, wine, and dessert. Consider choosing just one of these options and pass on refills.
Start with salad: Choose a mixed green salad with vinaigrette instead of fried appetizers, which are higher in sodium and saturated fat.
Go for whole grains: Ask for whole-wheat pasta or pizza crust. Whole grains have more fiber and nutrients than refined grains.
Lighten up on cheese: Ask for a lighter sprinkling of cheese on pizza or pasta to cut back on the saturated fat and sodium.
Choose red sauces: Pick sauces made from vegetables, like marinara sauce, rather than heavy cream or butter sauce.