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Green and Lean

14 Easy Dinners Under 400 Calories

The basis of every healthy diet is an understanding of what you’re eating—both in terms of ingredients and nutrition. If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re likely looking at one number: calories. These delicious dinners all clock in under 400 calories, sides and all. You’ll find every type of protein and plant in these options, because variety is the spice of life, especially when you’re trying to lose weight.

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A healthy lunch plate featuring sliced avocado, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and smoked salmon.
Green and Lean

5 Things You Should Count Instead of Calories

If you’re looking to drop a few a pounds, here are some other things you’ll want to track for surefire weight loss.

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Pot of cut up potatoes next to a spoon of salt and knife.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Quick Italian Potato Salad

Italia recommends serving this simple potato salad alongside meat or fish. It is also excellent on a picnic or a big summer buffet.

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Tomatoes on a vine next to a bowl of mozzarella and a bowl of tomato sauce.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Italia's Tomato-Mozzarella Sauce

The addition of mozzarella near the end of cooking this quick sauce adds a voluptuous quality that is typically achieved with lengthy cooking. 

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Shrimp with butter and lemon slices.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Italia's Butter Shrimp

Bold, rustic and delicious, Italia's shrimp are delightful and messy. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on the table and add a bowl for the shrimp shells, too.

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Pasta sauce with spaghetti.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Dr. Pomponio's Quick Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

Italia Coppola's cousin, Dr. Pomponia, a doctor who lived in Napoli, always bragged about his tomato sauce. It takes just 15 or 20 minutes to make, he boasted, but no one took him seriously. 

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Plate of Pot Roast and a fork.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Maria Zasa Coppola’s Genovese-Style Pot Roast

We don't know what type of mushroom she used in her pot roast but if she were cooking it in America, it most likely would have been commercial white mushrooms or canned mushrooms. 

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Steak on a flame grill.
Authentic Recipes: Rustic Francis's Favorites

Parrilla-Grilled New York Steak with Romesco and Braised Mushrooms

You don’t need a parrilla to make this appetizer; use a gas grill or Weber kettle.

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Large loaf of rustic bread with a plate of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Tomato-Mozzarella Loaf

Be sure to have plenty of napkins on the table, as this rustic loaf must be eaten with your fingers. Use the best in-season tomatoes you can find and if you can pluck them off the vines moments before slicing them, that's just perfect. This rustic loaf is from Mama Coppola's Pasta Book.

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Easter brad.
Food of the Italian South with author Katie Parla

Easter Bread Recipe

For South-dwellers and especially Neapolitans, Casatiello is the iconic savory bread for this holiday time.

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Coppola's “A Tavola” Weekly Dining Experience

A Tavola: Aunt Cecely

In this final look at "a tavola," the Tuesday night dinner experience at Rustic, the on-site restaurant at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, we get to know the one and only Aunt Cecely.

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Food of the Italian South with author Katie Parla

Pear and Arugula Salad

A simple, rustic dish that can be a main or side dish.

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