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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

When you want to serve a crowd but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, this great recipe is the answer. Serves 12; 1 cup spaghetti and 2/3 cup sauce per serving 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 28-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 2 small zucchini, diced 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup […]

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Celery and Radish Salad with Mackerel

When I need a quick, tasty and nutritious lunch, I’ll make this salad. It takes a minute and a half to throw together. It’s not what most people of when they think of salad. It’s more like what you’d get when you order antipasti at a restaurant in Italy. I figured, “Why not have their snack as my meal?” It’s […]

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Easy Meatless Manicotti

Yields: 7 servings (serving size: 2 manicotti) 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 16-ounce carton fat-free cottage cheese 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8-ounce package manicotti (14 shells) 26-ounce jar fat-free tomato-basil pasta […]

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Mini Meatball Soup

Kid Approved: This soup tastes like spaghetti and meatballs and contains foods from three or four food groups in Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. Add a cold glass of milk to complete the meal. Meatballs: 8 oz lean ground beef 8 oz lean ground pork 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 egg 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs 1 tsp […]

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Chicken Tortellini Soup

Using half broth and half water in this soup helps keep the amount of sodium in check. Makes 8 servings 1 tbsp canola oil 2 cups coarsely chopped mushrooms 1 cup coarsely chopped onion 1 cup coarsely chopped carrots 1/2 cup coarsely chopped zucchini 3/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 28 oz/796 ml diced tomatoes […]

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Pasta Primavera

This is my go to pasta dish, only now I make it with a lot less pasta and a lot more veggies. The light sauce is so delicious, you won’t miss a thing. Serves 6 I Prep time: 30 minutes I Cook time: 20 minutes 2 tablespoons sea salt, plus more to taste 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 medium […]

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Sicilian-Style Spaghetti

4 servings I Preparation time: 1 hour I Difficulty: Average 300 g (10 oz) spaghetti 3 tbsp olive oil 2 red peppers, diced 8 Italian tomatoes, diced 1 eggplant, diced 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 80 ml (1/3 cup) water 80 ml (1/3 cup) red wine 30 g (1 cup) fresh basil, chopped (save a bit for the […]

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Italian Pizza Pomodoro

The word ‘pomodoro’ is Italian for ‘tomato’. The pizza as we know it, originated in Naples, Italy in the 18th and 19th century. Before the 18th century it started out with a flatbread crust, topped with cheese, garlic and basil. As early as 1830 pizza was sold in Italian restaurants. Italian immigrants brought pizza to the U.S. in the late […]

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Italian Spicy Cold Cut Subs

  This spicy Italian Sandwich was brought to restaurants in America by immigrants coming from Italy, during the 20th century. An Italian immigrant began selling this traditional Italian sandwich in 1910, in his New Jersey restaurant, called “Dominic Conti’s Grocery Store” . The term submarine was named for it’s shape and appearance of a submarine prior to the United States […]

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Chicken Stufino

The taste of chicken slowly oven-braised in a tomato-rich sauce with vegetables will end your day on a comforting note. Serves 6 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, cut into large cubes Olive oil spray 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup dry […]

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Double Spinach Tortellini Salad – Doppio Spinaci e Insalata Tortellini

For double the flavor, combine spinach tortellini and frozen chopped spinach. Serve this hearty salad with colorful fresh fruit. Serves 6 9-ounce package fresh spinach-and-cheese tortellini 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, thinly sliced 1 large yellow or red tomato, diced Dressing 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium […]

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Italian Panzanella

This delicious Tuscan salad traditionally makes use of up to 3-day old bread – soaked in water and squeezed dry before being added to the salad-but I prefer to use fresher bread, rubbed with garlic and grilled for an added crunch. Serves 4 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 (1/2-inch) thick slices ciabatta 3 garlic cloves, 2 of them […]

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Italian Sausage with Sloppy Peppers – Salsiccia Italiana con Peperoni Sporchi

This dish takes advantage of many varieties of peppers that you can find at some specialty grocery stores, ethnic grocery stores and farmer’s markets. If you aren’t able to find more of these varieties, you can substitute Anaheim, poblano, jalapeno or other peppers of your liking. This is a very sloppy, fun-to-eat dish! Servings 6 II Prep time: 15 minutes […]

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Italian Broccoli Spaghetti – Broccoli Spaghetti Italiani

Makes 4 servings II Start to finish: 25 minutes 6 ounces dried spaghetti 3 cups broccoli florets 15 to 19 ounce can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained 10 ounce container refrigerated light Alfredo sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup croutons, coarsely crushed 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Olive oil Cook pasta according to package directions; […]

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Quick Skillet Lasagna

Makes 6 servings II Start to finish: 30 minutes 8 ounces uncooked lean ground chicken or turkey 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 2 cups pasta sauce 1 cup water 2 cups dried extra-wide noodles 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped zucchini 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley 1/2 cup […]

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Eggplant Lasagna – Lasagne alle Melanzane

  Makes 12 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 cans (14-ounces each) diced tomatoes 1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 container (16 ounces) light silken tofu, drained 2 large eggs 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese 9 no-boil lasagna noodles […]

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Caesar Salad – Insalata alla Cesare

Caesar salad is usually made with dark green romaine lettuce. Dark salad greens are rich in folic acid, a nutrient that is essential for pregnant mothers, but also important for everybody’s heart health. For 1 serving: 2 cups dark salad greens, torn into bite-sized pieces 2 tablespoons shredded fresh parmesan cheese or 1 tablespoon grated dried parmesan 1/4 cup croutons […]