Ribollita is a soul-satisfying soup found in the hills of Tuscany, thickened with bread and cooked dried beans. We add loads of fresh spring vegetables and bread bites (be sure to prepare your bread the night before!) to create a thickened minestrone-style soup.
Traditionally, gnocchi is made with regular potatoes, while bolognese sauce can include whole milk or even cream. By using sweet potatoes, lean ground turkey and skim milk, we've taken some of the heft out of this dish and added a bit more nutritional interest.
Lentils are a rather unlikely topping for pizza, but you'll definitely fall for the finished result. The legumes lend a meaty texture to the base, supporting ample veggie and cheese toppings, and a serving of this vegetarian dish has an impressive 10 grams of protein!
Hell's Kitchen champ Christina Machamer's hearty basil pesto - traditional as it is - isn't "weighted" in the past, thanks to the use of Fontinella cheese or low-fat Parmesan. Plus, you can play around with different herbs to make novel pestos.