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The Italian Eating Out Guide

27.09.2017

Below you will see our extensive ‘eating out’ guide. This is simply a rough guide as to which meal choices are to be avoided, savoured, or indulged in. We have concentrated on starters, mains and side dishes. This is because if you are choosing to have 2 courses, you should choose starter and main, rather than dessert. Sides can also be helpful in bulking out a main course with extra veggies and salad. 

When you think of Italian food, pizza, garlic bread and pasta will spring to mind. However, this will leave you feeling bloated, hinder weight loss and weight maintainence and leave you feeling sluggish and hungry within an hour or two. Instead aim to have plenty of fresh salad, with peppers and tomatoes, with lean protein such as fresh fish or chicken. 

 

 

AVOID

SAVOUR

INDULGE

STARTER

- Mozzarella in breadcrumbs

- Calamari

- Marinated olives

- Crab cakes

- Hummus and flatbread

- King prawns

- Antipasti (go easy on the bread & cheese)

- Bruschetta (hold back on the bread)

 

MAIN COURSE

- Deep pan pizza

- Spaghetti carbonara or other creamy based pasta dishes

- Vegetable ravioli

- Tomato based pasta dishes

- Steak & rocket salad

- Italian thin based pizza

- Sea bass with new potatoes, chilli & tomatoes

- Chargrilled chicken with sweet peppers & spinach

 

SIDE

- Garlic bread

- Chips

 

- Rocket salad

- Mixed leaf salad

Click on any of the below boxes for more tips and tricks.  

For full details of our Employee Nutrition Services, please find our brochure here and to chat through how this may be implemented in your workplace please call Anna on 07778 218009.



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