TODAY | January 24, 2014
>>> family this weekend, look no further than our lovely family of italian cooking, the first family of italian cooking.
>> that's right. they are lightening things up today.
>> we've got fresco by scotto. good morning.
>> good morning.
>> this is our winter salad.
>> so healthy, kale is in there, green lettuce, and we serve it at the restaurant. so that's how we begin our healthy meal.
>> that's beautiful.
>> here and at the restaurant.
>> let's get into the pasta.
>> now we're doing broccoli. broccoli and whole wheat spaghetti, start with garlic. and basically italian food is very healthy because everything the base is olive oil . but here, i am putting anchovies. you put it in the pan and it dissolves. but don't worry, don't worry, it dissolves.
>> don't worry.
>> gives it a great taste.
>> in goes the broccoli.
>> you want to help me with that spaghetti?
>> of course i do. right in?
>> okay. we put the spaghetti, grated cheese , top it off with the nuts. and who's better than you? nobody.
>> very nice. all right, we've got chicken quinoa.
>> it's like a super food . you and i have been good at losing weight . have we lost weight? really good at losing weight , staying fit, going after it. quinoa is supposed to be that super going after it food.
>> what we've done is a chicken breast . taking a 6-ounce chicken breast , cut it, open it up and slice it in half.
>> very nice.
>> it's already been done for you. here's your quinoa. we're going to add carrots, celery, radish, perfect.
>> little scallions, sorry.
>> take a little salt and pepper and a little red wine vinaigrette. you're going to love this. we do this with everything at fresco. we're going to put it on top of this, add a little bit of this, little salad, and we are golden.
>> so this is actually called zupa inglese, and translation, english soup and it's neither of the two. and it would normally be like a heavy custard, but we're lightening it up with some low-fat greek yogurt .
>> and we're adding it to our triple cream cheese. and we're going to get this going, and we'll add a little honey and vanilla. vanilla. and then just a little bit of cinnamon.
>> and so, natalie, thank you for helping me. you're going to start to build there.
>> i am.
>> and what we have is store bought pound cake . you can get light pound cake . and we put a little bit of our mixture on top.
>> can you use angel food cake for that?
>> you can. and fresh berries. and at the end, we top it off with a little drizzle of honey.
>> that looks delicious.
>> and isn't that nice? it's not exactly low calorie , but we've lightened it up a little bit.
>> this is gorgeous.
>> when you do a professional job.
>> the honey, just to top it off. and what's nice is you could make it ahead of time, put it in the refrigerator, serve it whenever you'd like.
>> low-fat yogurt, it is not low fat , right?
>> it is not.
>> but it is lower fat than all --
>> wow. wow.
>> all right. yeah.
>> right on.
>> bring that to sochi. you're going to make a lot of friends.
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