Healthy Italian Recipes

Healthy Italian recipes for a delicious and healthy lifestyle, healthy pasta recipes, frittatas, perfect for those who follow the Mediterranean diet or simply want healthier versions of Italian traditional recipes

Italian seafood risotto

Italian seafood risotto

Healthy eating is not about starvation and deprivation, but it is about nourishing yourself and experiencing food as a joyful part of life. Enjoy the flavors and taste of Summer with this Italian seafood risotto. Seafood is rich in critical thyroid-supporting nutrients like iodine, zinc…

Italian potato frittata

Italian potato frittata

One of my biggest passions is to show people that healthy food can be quick, easy to make, and inexpensive. And this Italian potato frittata has it all. Have it with a side salad Super simple, filling and delicious, this potato frittata is perfect to…

Frittata with Ricotta and Swiss Chard

Frittata with Ricotta and Swiss Chard

This Swiss chard and ricotta frittata, is delicious and healthy. Ricotta is rich in whey proteins that help repair muscle quickly after a workout and it is lower in fat than many other cheeses. This frittata is so easy to make, and a delicious choice…

Italian Radicchio and rocket salad

Italian Radicchio and rocket salad

This radicchio and rocket salad is a classical Italian salad that presents many variations. It is tasty, and a great accompaniment to many dishes as well as a good standalone starter too. Both rocket and radicchio have beneficial and complementary properties. Both support liver detoxification,…

Fennel, Radicchio and Clementine salad

Fennel, Radicchio and Clementine salad

This fennel radicchio and clementine salad is delicate and delicious. A great and authentic Italian salad for gourmet food lovers that is also healthy and supports liver and gut health. This salad is made mixing two types of radicchio: “radicchio di Chioggia” which is a…

Fennel, radicchio and cannellini beans salad

Fennel, radicchio and cannellini beans salad

A gorgeous vegan salad this fennel, radicchio salad and cannellini beans salad is brimming with colors and nutrients, perfect for a light meal to support liver health and detoxification. It is rich in vegetable proteins and some complex carbs, so complemented by a slice of…

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

Italian Chicken & avocado salad

This Italian chicken and avocado salad is brimming with flavours, colors and nutrients. Made with rocket, radicchio, tomatoes & avocado, with cracked pepper & lemon chicken fillets, this salad is a full meal, filling and satisfying, yet healthy. Seasoned with cold pressed extra-virgin Tuscan olive…

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Easy lentils stew

Easy lentils stew

This lentils stew is delicious and super easy to do. Made with only three ingredients it is also a good budget friendly option for a delicious family meal that is vegan, gluten-free, dairy & nut-free. You can enjoy this with a bit of bread on…

Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

Salmon, chili & rocket fishcakes

I made these salmon, rocket & chili fishcakes recipe just before Christmas. They were delicious, ideal for one of those evenings when you want something a bit fancy and comforting but healthy at the same time. I had them with rocket, cherry tomatoes & spring…

Mediterranean pasta with tomatoes peppers and olives

Mediterranean pasta with tomatoes peppers and olives

I made this Mediterranean fusilli pasta with tomatoes peppers and olives, from some leftover roasted peppers that I had made for the  previous day, and some leftovers salad tomatoes.  This pasta was delicious, full of fibers and satisfying. It is perfect for a family meal…

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and celery salad

Fresh but full of taste this cannellini, sundried tomatoes and celery sald is perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner. Suitable for vegans, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nuts-free. Celery is low in calories but rich in fibers and has anti-inflammatory properties.…

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Pappardelle with walnuts & spinach pesto

Pappardelle with walnuts & spinach pesto

This pappardelle with walnuts and spinach pesto are rich in proteins and lovely nutrients. Protein pasta like this gorgeous egg “pappardelle” is the perfect type of pasta to have with pesto, as it provides a more balanced carbs/proteins ratio, leaving you full and satisfied for…

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

Lemony spinach, Greek basil & walnuts pesto

The best of my pesto recipes so far, this lemony, Greek basil, spinach & walnuts pesto, is utterly delicious and absolutely easy to do. The Greek basil, brings a distinctive aroma, while the spinach, walnuts, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil, have great health benefits. Pesto’s…

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Mackerel, celery, borlotti beans & spelt (farro) salad

Ready in less than 15min and delicious, this mackerel, borlotti beans & spelt salad recipe, is super filling and loaded with proteins and vegetables. This recipe is really balanced in its proteins, complex carbs and vegetables ingredients, to keep you fuller for longer and keep…

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

Roasted tomatoes, peppers, thyme & feta gnocchi

A delicious, comforting and decadent gluten-free Italian gnocchi recipe. Thyme infused, roasted Romano peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and feta cheese for this rich Mediterranean flavors dish, that will satisfy your palate.   Nutritional lowdown. Potatoes gnocchi have a slightly higher GI than pasta, so they…

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Roasted peppers and tomato soup

Roasted peppers and tomato soup

This gorgeous roasted peppers and tomato soup, will warm up your winter evenings and bring you a host of Mediterranean flavors. Eating a varied and colorful diet is a great way to make sure that your body receives the cocktail of nutrients to support optimum…

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Pumpkin & sage risotto

Pumpkin & sage risotto

This pumpkin and sage risotto, is delicious and delicate. A classic of Italian cuisine,  this pumpkin and sage risotto is made with olive oil instead of butter, making it lighter and easier to digest. The taste is delicious, light yet full of flavor. Gluten-free.  A…

Rocket, Parmesan and Walnut salad

Rocket, Parmesan and Walnut salad

This rocket, Parmesan and walnut salad is delicious and great as a starter or as an accompaniment of meats.  A tasty and nutrient-rich salad made with seasonal ingredients. Rocket is packed with nutrients, that support healthy detoxification pathways. Keep it in mind for this winter,…

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

Polenta with mushrooms & crushed walnuts

This Polenta with mushrooms and crushed walnuts is gluten-free and perfect fhe Autumn! A  delicious vegan autumnal recipe, is delicious a nd great for non-vegna alike!! It is perfect for those chilly nights in, when you want something comforting but don’t feel like cooking, and…

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Asparagus and  courgettes soup with fennel seeds

Asparagus and courgettes soup with fennel seeds

Soups are the best way to add fibers to your diet, manage and lose weight. Comforting and filling they can be prepared in advance and frozen for the your convenience. Delicate and delicious this light soup is perfect this late summer and early autumn time.…

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