Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo RD, CDN prepares this healthy and seasonal salad packed with antioxidants to fight inflammation in the body and boost your immune system! Choose ripe Stone fruits like nectarines, peaches or apricots, avocado and red onion for a spicy kick! Ingredients: Stone Fruit (i.e. nectarines, peaches, apricots), cubed Avocado, chopped Red Onion, thinly sliced Mozzarella (or feta, ricotta salata) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lemon Juice Sea Salt Basil Pre
Sicilian tuna is world renowned given Sicily's long history & relationship with the sea. Sicilian fisherman pack the tuna in extra virgin olive oil and pair it with pane cassata "bread dried by the sun." Sicilian tuna is very different from the tuna we are familiar with in the US. During the months of May and June, the peak months yielding tuna, most if not all meals in Sicily are comprised of tuna. During the spring, tuna migrate through the Mediterranean Sea, towards the co
It's summer and the perfect time to enjoy the weather and soak up the sun. But remember excessive UV radiation from the sun may increase your risk of skin cancer, aging, and dehydration. In addition to sunscreen and minimizing your exposure to the sun, certain foods have been shown to help increase the skin's defense mechanisms. Watch the video to learn more about these foods and best ways to get that healthy summer glow! Food to Help Protect Your Skin Watermelon: is incredib
Need a simple dip or spread ready for guests or a quick meal that is both delicious & nutritious? Here is a simple dip made with 5 ingredients but so versatile! Its perfect as a dip for crudites at your cocktail party, a spread on crostini or tossed with your favorite salad greens or vegetables! Using my favorite healthy swaps avocado and low-fat (not non-fat) Greek yogurt, while not traditionally Italian, are the best way to add a creamy element with all the nutrients. Avoca
I love adding a healthy, Italian twist to classic dishes--this time it's coleslaw! I make a few healthy swaps, starting with the binder, simply using Greek yogurt and avocado instead of mayonnaise for added protein, heart healthy, omega-3 fats & fiber! I also add an Italian/Mediterranean classic, fennel for added crisp bite with the apple and traditional cabbage. A beautifully colorful side dish to lighten any meal and impress any guest at a party! Ingredients: 1 cup cabbage,
Breakfast doesn't need to be toast or oatmeal! An easy way to get healthy fats in and have a filling delicious meal or snack by creating an avocado bowl that will satisfy and give you a boost of energy.
Avocados originate from South Central Mexico and are a staple in the Mexican diet, normally used to make guacamole. Adding a drizzle of lemon juice to an avocado will reduce browning and give a touch of citrus.
Avocados can also take on many flavors other than the typical
Avocado is both versatile in cooking and packed with nutrients. Learn how to incorporate this healthy food into your diet with Fiorella's fresh ingredient tips! Nutrition RX: Omega-3 and Monounsaturated Fats: known as the healthy, good fats are heart-healthy, have an anti-inflammatory effect to protect your body against harmful free radicals, and promote healthy, glowing skin! As a healthy fat, it also helps your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and other antioxida
Fiorella whips up a smoothie that is both healthy and tasty. Try this recipe as a remedy for bloating or right before an event to keep you feeling and looking your best! Ingredients: Kefir Coconut Water Avocado Cantaloupe Pineapple GInger Preparation: Cut cantaloupe, pineapple and ginger into chunks. Add all ingredients in to a blender and mix. Pour in glass and enjoy with a slice of pineapple! Nutrition RX: Kefir: contains probiotics that help to keep your digestive system r
Fat is not the enemy--and yes this is coming from a Registered Dietitian! Going fat-free is not only the oldest diet myth in the book, but may also cause more harm than good. Believe it or not, you need fat for a healthy diet. In fact, your body needs it to function: it's used for energy; to absorb fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K, and E; for optimal brain and heart health; maintaining sex hormones and for glowing, healthy skin! I have been a proponent of fat for as long as I hav
Fiorella makes coleslaw with an Italian twist by layering flavors and using fresh ingredients. Healthy swaps using avocado and greek yogurt deliver a probiotic punch! Ingredients: Cabbage 1 Avocado 1 Lemon 2% Greek Yogurt Sea Salt, to taste Cilantro, to garnish Preparation: Place cabbage in large mixing bowl Scrape half of avocado into bowl with cabbage Scoop a few tablespoons of greek yogurt & juice from 1/2 lemon into bowl Add salt to taste then mix all ingredients together