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Creative Breakfast Ideas Involving Fruit

The American Dietetic Association stresses not only the importance of breakfast, but the quality of breakfast foods consumed. A nutritious breakfast will give you a healthy start to your day. Fruit is one important food that should be included in ones breakfast as it is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants. The following is a list of creative breakfast ideas involving fruit:1. Spread peanut butter on a small pita and wrap it around a banana. Make sure you get your calcium with a large glass of cold milk.2. Have a delicious waffle that is topped with berries and yogurt. 3. Fill a pita with fresh fruit and cottage cheese. 4. Have a scrambled egg or omelet sandwich with a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Have a fresh banana with it. 5. For a light breakfast, have a muffin or English muffin with a fruit spread, a banana, and a glass of milk. 6. Have a fruit smoothie made in a blender. One recipe is: Berry Banana SmoothieIngredients: 1 frozen banana, peeled and cut up 1/4 cup fresh or frozen berri...

 


Italian Food - More Than Just Nourishment

Italian food is very popular in the United States, and rightly so. Italian dishes are simple, tasty, inexpensive and relatively healthy. No matter if you make roast, risotto, pasta, preserves, soups and sauces, there is something in the Italian menu for everyone. For centuries, Italian cooking has been based upon one simple concept: Food tastes the best when it is cooked from scratch and the ingredients are in season. Many of the traditional Italian dishes that we know so well, such as pizza, were invented a few hundred years ago and sold on the streets of Italian cities such as Naples. How the pizza is made depends upon the region of the country, the season and what is available. This is true in other Italian dishes, too. Italian dishes of the north and south of Italy are very different and they use different types of cooking. In northern Italy, olive trees usually cannot grow, so it is more common to use butter for cooking instead of olive oil. Pasta, of course, is the most common staple of all Italian fo...

 


Dining Tips: Food And Wine Pairing Basics

Wines have always been and will always be something that symbolizes romance, love and elegance. You can enjoy wine on its own, when you are having a party, give it away as a gift to a special friend, or as party favors like wine wedding favors to cap off a romantic wedding event. However, as with any other beverage, it is best if you can find the perfect food pair for the drink. A cold can of beer is great with pizza, and a plate loaded with nachos and chips is perfect with a can of ice cold soda. For wine, there are some factors that you have to consider so your food and wine pairing will be perfect as well. Generally, white wines work well with seafood and meals with cream sauce or mild cheeses. Red wines on the other hand works well with meats, grilled food and other equally heavy meals. The basic rule of thumb is, light wines go with light food choices, while heavy wines go with heavy food choices. Wines are definitely not your appetizers or side dishes. Wine tends to be the star once it is present in any...

 




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