The summer body is a goal that many people strive to achieve. After the winter discourages outdoor physical activity, the likes of spring are here to help you get ready to look your best for the coming months. However, there’s more that you can do besides getting good exercise to help push you toward the goal. Watching what you put into your body is something that you should be monitoring consistently. There are a few great Italian recipes that can help steer you in the right direction – we highlight some of our favorites below!

Low Calorie Fettucine Alfredo

Fettucine alfredo is a uniquely delicious pasta dish that has gained a ton of popularity over the years. The main drawback of this delicacy is the calorie count. Alfredo sauce isn’t the best thing in the world if you’re counting calories! This low calorie alfredo dish is the answer to your cravings. It substitutes alfredo with an equally delicious alternative in cream cheese, giving you the same great taste without the added calorie count!

Meditteranean Meatballs and Orichette

People tend to forget the fact that Italian cuisine is a large part of Mediterranean cuisine. After all, it’s located along the sea! This meatball recipe is choc-full of vegetables and greens to give your body the healthy food it needs to thrive. Foods like red pepper, garlic, mushrooms, and arugula are the centerpieces of the dish, complimenting some tasty meatballs to go with it!

Jamie Oliver’s Minestrone Soup

One look at the name Jamie Oliver should tell you everything you need to know about the quality of this fantastic recipe. The best part of it is that there’s no set ingredient list you’ll need to make the soup great. You can just use whatever vegetables are in season coupled with a hearty minestrone broth and some pasta for a delicious, easy-to-make treat that you’ll want to have twice!

Eggplant Parmesan

Many people think eggplant parmesan is a variation of the chicken parmesan dishes you find in Italian restaurants. It’s actually the exact opposite – eggplant parmesan is the original! It’s a healthy substitute for chicken in this case, with less calorie intake and more of the vital nutrients needed to build a successful summer body.

Delicious Italian Treats at Bricco Salumeria

Bricco Salumeria can help you get ready for summer with a variety of mouthwatering sandwiches and antipasto platters that will satisfy your taste buds and give you the nutrients you crave. We’re the perfect choice for those looking to entertain guests at their next social gathering! If you’re looking for some great Italian lunch options, visit us in the North End today!