When it comes to a healthy, low-fat dinner, Italian food — with its heavy creams and rich sauces — doesn't always fit the bill. But let's be honest, it's delicious!
Luckily, chef Rocco DiSpirito
of Z Living's popular show Now Eat This!
, has a amazing, and more importantly, low-calorie
, recipe for a classic dish: fettuccine alfredo. Ringing in at less than 350 calories, you can make it for the whole family without feeling guilty about those extra carbs.
Take it straight from Rocco:
"I once ate true fettuccine alfredo at Ristorante D'Alfredo in Rome, where a giant picture of its namesake owner hangs on the wall. The big flavors of the dish were brought to bear by combining outsized amounts of butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano. It was that simple: butter and cheese. Not so simple, though, if you're watching your waistline. This version eliminates the cream that many American versions call for but retains a little bit of the butter for flavor. The velvety-smooth texture is re-created with yogurt and thickened chicken broth. It may not be as authentic as the original, invented by Alfredo di Lelio, but it's a very tasty version we can all live with (for a very long time)."
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You heard the chef...dive in and enjoy a healthy spin on an Italian favorite for years to come!