Instead of fried calamari, try grilled calamari.
It is usually dressed with lemon juice and is super refreshing. You will be pleasantly surprised!
Instead of cheesy garlic bread, reach for the bruschetta.
The veggie toppings will fill you up and keep you from wanting to reach for that second helping.
Instead of fried mozzarella, try a caprese salad.
Mozzarella & Tomatoes with EVOO & fresh basil make for a lighter option.
Instead of penne a la vodka, try linguine with clam sauce.
Avoid heavy, creamy sauces which can have a high fat content.
Instead of risotto, try the polenta.
This corn based dish is low in carbs, rich in vitamins, and an added bonus… it’s gluten free!
And make sure to leave room for some DOLCE!
For dessert, ask your waiter for the sorbet flavors.
This treat is light but will still satisfy your sweet tooth and round out the meal nicely. Also, be on the lookout for a Sicilian treat called granite, which is house made Italian ice. YUM! It is made with fresh lemon or orange juice and it is oh so good!
But Ladies, let's be real. Never forget to Mangia! Certain days we all need a little pasta in our lives. HELLO Sunday dinner!
On days like this stick with traditional marinara sauce (aka “gravy”), or look for a white wine or broth-based sauce. And when in doubt, get the dish you’re craving and dig in, you can always share it with your amore. <3
So grab a nice glass of red and toast to health for 100 years “Cent’anno!”
Meet Alyssa Ginelli (@misssslyss)
Blend a little bit of conservative and proper with a little bit of wild and you could either be describing our Blended Candy Barre class, or Alyssa! She loves a dance-inspired workout and loves that our class music is on point. But if she’s not fiercely dancing (and sweating) in the studio you might see her on shopping on Wash or walking around town with the love of her life, her pup Chloe! She may have left the Mile Square for JC, but she still comes here not just because she is devoted to her WiO (which she aptly describes as chic and fierce), but the 07030 has Salon Caru and Anthony David’s.
Random Fun Fact:
Need something painted: your nails, apartment, shoes call up Alyssa, she loves painting things.
Rapid Fire Qs:
If you were a Sirius XM station, which would you be: 90s on 9
Which WiO class is your Spirit Animal: Blended Candy Barre
Favorite post WiO class activity: honeygrow
Favorite season: Summer