Tag: food

“Bontà di stagione”/”What’s in Season?”

“Bontà di Stagione”/“What’s in Season?” is a lesson included in my Nutrition Education Program for the classroom “Eat Healthy, Grow Strong!”. It’s important for children to learn that fruits and veggies grow naturally and ripen during certain seasons of the year, while in others…

Bilingual version of my eBooks

L’ Alfabeto della Frutta/Fruit Alphabet and L’ Alfabeto della Verdura/Vegetable Alphabet are now available on Amazon. These bilingual books  will help children enrich their vocabulary in Italian and English and get familiar with fruits and vegetables. Studies show that food preferences and eating patterns…

Happy, Healthy Halloween !!

Halloween is fast approaching, and so a large amount of sugar that kids will be eating between parties and trick-or-treating!! Recent reports show that American children can eat up to 3 cups (almost 400 grams) of sugar on Halloween!! That is almost 16 times…

Pasta con piselli e fave

Springtime reminds me of my grandmother sitting on the stairs outside the house, shelling fresh fava beans and peas in her apron. While I always loved the latter, I’ve never been a huge fan of the fava beans, and haven’t eaten them for long…

Pasta & Piselli

This typical dish of the Mediterranean diet contains legumes, grains, spices and healthy fat that make it light and tasty, nutritious and balanced. Easy and fast to prepare, it requires only a few ingredients. Perfect for when you want to eat something substantial but…

Late Summer Harvest

I’ve been spending some time with my family in my hometown in Calabria, a region in Southern Italy. A few weeks ago I went with my brother to pick some veggies from the family garden near our house. Although it was October, it was…

MeatlessMonday Recipe

Today, for #MeatlessMonday, I’d like to share an easy pasta recipe. Penne with asparagus, peas and mushrooms   Yealds: 2 Servings        Total Time: 30 minutes (10’ Preparation, 20’ cooking) Nutrition per serving:     Kcal 384    Carbs 66.5g        Fat 8.9g/ Sat Fat          Protein 16g   Ingredients:…