Sugar Free Italian Menu

Don’t you just love Italian cuisine?  It’s so comforting, yet amazingly healthy.  The sugar-free Italian recipes featured below will become your go-to’s when you’re in the mood for basil, tomatoes and pasta.
For delicious, simple and easy, this Minestrone Soup (from Connie J. of NH, posted at Veggie Crock) can’t be beat.  Chickpeas and barley add body to the aromatic tomatoes, garlic and onions.  Thyme and oregano develop the flavors of kale, zucchini and carrots.  Great for everyday or getting well.  Keep a batch in the icebox.

Blend some basil and garlic into this creamy Italian Salad Dressing (from Splenda®, posted at Cooks Recipes).  Don’t tell your family it’s homemade or sugar free.  Let them go on believing you bought a celebrity chef brand. 

Pass around some Flaxseed and Rye Breadsticks (posted at Diabetic Living Online) with your sugar free Italian meal.  With fiber from flaxseeds and Vitamin E from olive oil and honey, they’re simultaneously super healthy and melt-in-your-mouth marvelous.

Garlic and fresh cracked black pepper make this Fettuccine Alfredo (from Mary Creel/Alison Ashton, Cooking Light JANUARY 2007, posted at My Recipes) sing.  It takes the basics of fettuccine, milk and cream cheese to a new level, using lighter choices.

Have your cheese and eat it, too, with Veggie Cheese Ravioli (from Gertrudis Miller of Evansville, IN, posted at Taste of Home).  These ravioli could actually get your kids to eat their vegetables.  Zucchini, tomatoes and olives are an irresistible trio of tastes.

Time for coffee and dessert!  This Biscotti (from Sean Paajanenformer About.com Guide) should be called Now and Later.  Have some now with your espresso or latte, and later take a batch to your holiday cookie exchange.  Loaded with orange zest, walnuts, coconut and dates, you’d do well to keep this twice-baked treat on hand year-round, for breaks, meals and all occasion gifts.

Heavenly Tiramisu, “a website dedicated to the most heavenly dessert on God’s Earth,” offers this Tiramisu from William Bohannon.  Bohannon does his diabetic aunt proud by offering users the options of Marsala wine or raisin extract.  This masterpiece of patisserie features recipes for both the espresso-dipped Ladyfingers and the Mascarpone Mousse.  Look no further.

Visit our Recipe Index for more sumptuous Sugar Free Italian recipes!  Bon appetit.

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