Thursday, December 28, 2006

Italian Diets – Fight your Sweet Tooth with the Fruit Diet

Panettone, Pandoro, Torrone and Chocolate Mousse are abundant in every Italian home during the holidays. It does not make sense to deprive yourself of these delicious desserts. However, our metabolism is slowed by time at the table and visiting family and friends. A great way to fight back those extra pounds is a fruit based diet. The sweet tooth continues to be satisfied but the calories are significantly less.



The Fruit Diet

Breakfast: Blueberry Yogurt, Cereal with Fruit, Hot Tea.

Monday
Lunch: 70 grams of Penne with cherry tomatoes, 50 grams of Ricotta, green salad.

Dinner: 120 grams Chicken Spezzatino, 150 grams of Peperonata, 2 crackers, cup of strawberries.

Tuesday
Lunch: 120 grams pork roast with apples, bean salad with sliced Champignon mushrooms and vinegar, roll.

Dinner: 70 grams of Strawberry Risotto, Baked Asparagus (grattinati), grapefruit juice.

Wednesday
Lunch: Chicken Salad with Pineapple (120 grams chicken, pineapple, corn, rucola and lemon juice), roll.

Dinner: Pumpkin or Potato soup, an apple, prosciutto crudo, grilled Zucchini, Orange Juice

Thursday
Lunch: 120 grams of Roast Veal, Carrots and shredded Fennel Bulb with vinegar, 2 Crackers.

Dinner: 70 grams of Rice with Pears and Parmesan cheese, Tomatoes with oil and vinegar, a Kiwi.

Friday
Lunch: 70 grams of rice salad (Insalata di Riso), steamed Carrots and Zucchini, Artichoke hearts with oil and vinegar, 2 Mandarins.

Dinner: 2 egg baked Omelete, salad with lettuce, onions, peppers and a roll

Saturday
Lunch: 150 grams of baked Cod, Steamed carrots and Zucchine, a piece of Strudel.

Dinner: Pasta e Fagioli, Wild berries with lemon gelato.

Sunday
Lunch: 120 grams of Roast Turkey with Blueberry sauce, Salad with Romaine and sliced Peppers, roll, a Pear.

Dinner: 70 grams of Apple Risotto, Caprese Salad.



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2 Comments:

Blogger Jas said...

Yeap, that's what we need. some fruit based diet. My favorite would be rice with pears, tomatoes with oil and vinegar. I would substitute the cheese with tofu product coz i'm lactose intolerant. Wow, this is healthy living. Happy New Year to Everyone!

2:38 PM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

Jas Happy New Year!!!

12:54 PM

 

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