Ready for the swimsuit season? How to face front it eating in restaurants

Summer is coming, we shouldn’t be caught unaware whether we eat at home or we eat in a restaurant. This is the last month to keep an eye on our diet without avoiding one or two relaxing dinner in company of your friends or your boyfriend.

We have not to become maniac for the scale giving up the pleasure of food wasting great evenings that we could spend together with someone. Here you are some simple and useful tips you should keep in mind that helps your outline without producing in you stress when you jump on the scale.

One course

You should focus on one course such as a big salad or a good second course with a side dish, focusing on lean meat, avoiding an excess of condiment that enemy of our body, capable of store toxic substances and fat that are difficult to digest.

More snacks

When someone shows you a menu and you are one of those who won’t give up on a full meal made up of starter, main course, second course side dish stop now you are still in time. Try a light snack with a soft drink, you will feel no more hungry  and you will eat less.

What and where to eat, organize your meal

You should think ahead what you are going to eat and diversify your meals. If you eat a main course during lunch you should eat cooked or, better, steamed vegetables during dinner. With this type of cooking you eat tasty foods lacking calories.

Choose a strategy

Even tough you are with friends you haven’t to give up to over elaborated food with a lot of carbohydrates, instead interchange vegetables to fruit, don’t eat too much but the right tasty quantity.

You can’t give up on desstert

Everyone know that the dessert after a meal in Italy is something you can’t do without. Just eat instead of it a fresh fruit salad, or a dessert made of water such as lemon sorbet or vegan icecream.

Pay attention to salad

Salad are light right? Are you really sure about that? If they are composed of only vegetables that is true but if you add some “Grana” (cheese), roasted chicken meat, sauces such as tomato sauce and mayonnaise this is no more true. Salad is tasty but you should mix few and healthy ingredients.

Last but not least, the main tip

Everything we do should be balanced. Sometimes happens that we step out of line, we are not Swiss when talking about food so don’t feel guilty.

You should organize before eating in a restaurant, ask for some advices to a nutritionist who will eventually set a diet based on your metabolism, (everyone is different from the others) he’ll suggest what to eat and how much too. Following his advices you’ll eat different food without eating too much, once you understand your metabolism you’ll be able to choose what you want to eat, for example, “coda alla vaccinara” or steamed vegetables.

You will eat without issues in your favourite restaurant leaving behind stress caused by the fear of getting fat. Eating with taste is a form of art and a real pleasure, if we don’t moderate ourselves we can consider it pleasure?

Recipe: how to prepare Korean burritos with chicken

The Korean Tacos have rocked the world of American food with their Asian-Mex-LA twist, but also like the Korean burritos. With the Burritos you can have fun experimenting with the fillings, flavors and sauces to the desire of our heart.

PREPARATION

1. marinate the chicken for at least 20 minutes in the marinade.

2. stir quickly and fry the chicken over medium-high heat (adding the marinade to the pan).

3. When you are ready to create the burrito, insert the contents in the center of it.

4. Layer the chicken, rice, onion, cabbage, and lettuce in layers.

5. Squeeze a little lime juice over the layers.

6. Wrap and serve each of the 4 burritos with sour cream on the side

“Burritos are one of the most popular Tex-Mex products on the menu. Those who know a little Spanish have probably raised their eyebrows at the name. In Spanish, a “burro” is a donkey, and “burrito”, the diminutive, means “little donkey.” As far as we know, donkey meat has never been a popular ingredient in the famous dish.

The Dizzionario de Mexicanismos has a voice for the burrito already in 1895, a few years before the time of Juan. The rumor states that a burrito is a tortilla rolled with meat or other ingredients inside, called ‘Cocito’ in Yucatán and ‘taco’ in the city of Cuernavaca and Mexico City.

The term burrito was popular in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico. As the dictionary entry is the only quick test we have to show where the burritos come from. The idea that originated in Guanajuato seems to be the most probable …

Unfortunately, we can not be sure exactly how the name burritos has been obtained.


Some people believe it could be simply because the burritos look a bit like donkey ears or rolled up packets and sleeping bags often carried by donkeys.

Why eat Indian food: 3 good reasons

We have seen through an interesting article in the Washington Post this week, entitled – “Scientists have understood what makes Indian food so delicious” which speaks of the Indian subcontinent which is home to over 1 billion people who have a rich culinary tradition that relies heavily on the use of spices and strong flavors.


Western dishes often use less ingredients than Indian dishes. In many cases, the ingredients used in a dish share the same aromatic compounds. As a result, many Indian dishes make it feel like there’s a party going on in the mouth. Although this can create a sensory overload for some people.

There are several advantages to incorporate Indian cuisine into your kitchen:

1 – Indian food is really good. Even if you do not like spicy food, in many cases it is possible to request the less spicy versions of a dish in a restaurant.

2 – Indian cuisine is generally healthy. There is a great emphasis on plant ingredients, which make it a paradise for vegans and vegetarians. For example, have a lentil instead of a veggie burger. The use of spices drastically reduces the need for salt in fact many of the spices have health benefits.

3 – Ingredients for Indian food are cheap. A pound of lentils costs a fraction of the price of a pound of red meat.


While preparing Indian dishes at home may seem daunting at first, but once you get the hand of it, it’s pretty quick. Most curries can be made in advance for a week before and leave in the fridge.