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MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Enjoy Italian Cuisine

 

MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Enjoy Italian Cuisine

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Savor your favorite Italian meals in a healthier way with these small changes.

small icon of a glass of red wineBalance 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.

 

small icon of a saladStart with salad

Choose a mixed green salad with vinaigrette instead of fried appetizers, which are higher in sodium and saturated fat.

 

small icon of a bowl of whole wheat pastaGo for whole grains

Ask for whole-wheat pasta or pizza crust. Whole grains have more fiber and nutrients than refined grains.

 

small icon of a piece of cheese and a cheese graterLighten up on cheese

Ask for a lighter sprinkling of cheese on pizza or pasta to cut back on the saturated fat and sodium.

 

small icon of a jar of pasta sauceChoose red sauces

Pick sauces made from vegetables, like marinara sauce, rather than heavy cream or butter sauce.