6 Small Plates for Under $6
6 Small Plates for Under $6

Culinary Nutrition: 6 Small Plates Under $6 Under 600 Calories

April 8, 2016 -

Good things come in small packages, and in terms of culinary nutrition, small plates are the poster child. But, what is culinary nutrition? Culinary nutrition is the combination of creative culinary arts and nutritious ingredients to bring healthful foods to life. It boils down to balance, moderation and variety. This is also the formula behind our new small plates.

We created 6 small plates that are under 600 calories – really more like under 400 calories – with the balance of culinary nutrition. These dishes are perfect for trying a little bit of everything with friends or enjoying them all to yourself. There is even room for a glass of wine!

But the lack of calories isn’t what makes our small plates delicious and nutritious, it’s the ingredients. Fresh asparagus, crisp lettuce cups, olive oil, fresh mushrooms, ripe tomatoes and fresh lean meats are artfully combined to bring healthy eating to life.

Not only are they diet friendly, they are wallet friendly too. Each small plate is under $6. Check out the calorie count below on each of our new small plates.

Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto: 140 calories

Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto

Wood-grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and fontina, drizzled with balsamic glaze

Italian Lettuce Wraps: 210 calories

Italian Lettuce Wraps

Wood-grilled chicken tossed with vegetables and ricotta salata in our Mediterranean lemon vinaigrette. Served over romaine lettuce, drizzled with a port wine reduction

Bruschette Siciliani: 310 calories

Bruschette Siciliani

Oven–baked ciabatta bread served with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, oregano, red onions and kalamata olives marinated in olive oil and red wine vinegar then topped with ricotta salata

Meatballs & Ricotta: 390 calories

Meatballs & Ricotta

Simmered in our pomodoro sauce with ricotta and romano cheese

Three-Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: 300 calories

Three-Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed with sausage, spinach, ricotta, romano, mozzarella and Italian breadcrumbs served over our tomato cream sauce

Mozzarella Rustica: 300 calories

Mozzarella Rustica

Crispy bites of mozzarella and ricotta with Italian herbs and panko breadcrumbs served with our marinara sauce

Are you hungry yet?  I am! And now for a limited time, you can enjoy any 3 small plates for $12.

-Maria