Italian Superfoods: How To Turn Them Into A Healthy Street Food
If it’s not exotic, it is not superfood. Says who?!
The Italian country is rich in farms which produce highly nutritional food. It can be considered as superfood, and for this reason it has to be part of the daily diet of chic food lovers!
It would be great to eat these ingredients every day and vary one’s own nutritional habits. It should be easy to adapt a healthy diet to a very fast pace of working. But it is not often the case.
What if we turn superfood into a healthy street food? Nourishing, easy to eat and super tasty?
It is not an impossible dream. Plato has already thought about it.
Find out what this is about! 😉
Which Are The Italian Superfoods?
There are more or less 40.000 active farms in Italy.
We have to thank them for the rich Italian rural biodiversity, as well as for the high quality of our products.
At Plato’s we love to explore new food (like the wonderful moringa, the teff flour and the Spirulina), but we will always be the number one fans of Italian food.
The reason is simple: Italian products are extremely rich in nutrients, their quality is high and the climate conditions permit to have a great food variety in every season.
The good news are that at Plato’s you can eat them at their best, in balanced dishes created to make you feel good and to meet your desire for flavor. Also as street food!
Let’s see which are the best Italian superfoods!
Like all berries, even blueberries are known for their powerful antioxidant function. They contain vitamins (especially vitamin A) and anthocyanins, important for the health of blood vessels and to improve blood circulation.
Moreover, as the nutritionists of Eurosalus explain (link), these berries are useful to reduce bad cholesterol and to improve vision!
You can find them in: Velo Il Moro, naturally flavored blueberries, rosemary and lime water.
Green light to broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage (you can find more infos on this superfood in this article!)
Brassicas are Italian superfoods rich in fibers, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C. Moreover, they contain flavones and indoles which, as our nutritionist Valentina Chiozzi explains, contrast the formation of free radicals.
You can find them in: veggies crudités prêt à porter.
How much do we at Plato’s love nuts? A lot! Not only for their flavor, but also because they are versatile and rich in nutritional properties.
Almonds, nuts, walnuts and other oil seed are extraordinary foods, great as afternoon snacks and as an extra source of omega 3 and proteins.
You can find them in: Velo Sorrents, Velo Omaggio a Milano, Velo Cocco Crunch, banana, strawberry and almond smoothie, raw bar.
Despite the fact that they have been demonized for years, eggs are not bad for our health. Quite the contrary!
They are one of the purest source of proteins, they are low in calories and contain lots of vitamins, especially vitamin D, which is fundamental to keep our bones healthy.
You can find them in: Velo la quaglia e lo spinacio, in the dough of all the sweet Veli
- EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Everybody envies us for it, and for a reason! Extra virgin olive oil is one of the best products of the whole Italian agricultural production.
A precious food, super good and amazingly healthy, its nutritional properties are maintained only if consumed raw (as in most of Plato’s dishes!).
Extra virgin olive oil contains antioxidants and polyunsaturated fats, among which the amazing omega 3 and omega 6.
You can find it in: the sauces to accompany the veggies crudités prêt à porter.
What’s so special about herbs?
First of all, their flavor allows us to reduce the salt in the dishes. Moreover, they have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, they contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
At Plato’s we love to use them not only to add some flavor to our dishes, but also to give a special touch to our naturally flavored waters.
You can find them in: flavored waters and herbal teas.
Italian Superfoods in Plato’s Street Food
Plato gives a healthy twist to the traditional street food with snacks rich in Italian seasonal superfoods.
In this way you’ll have the opportunity to enrich your daily diet with important nutrients, without giving up the unique flavors of the Mediterranean diet.
For a quick snack, a light lunch or a breakfast before work, Plato has some tasty ideas, balanced and easy to eat:
- Veli: both sweet and savory, they are thin dough rounds made with special gluten and yeast free flours, with fillings rich in superfoods. Their shape makes them the perfect street food, both for breakfast and for a light lunch.
- Veggies crudités prêt à porter: veggies can be tasty, especially if served with tasty and light sauces! For a healthy snack.
- Natural extracts: real sources of well-being, these extracts of fruit and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Naturally flavored waters: to hydrate your body with taste and have an extra dose of nutritional substances.
- Raw bars and cookies: snacks rich in nuts and whole flours, vegan friendly.
- Herbal teas: a warm and enveloping cuddle while walking the streets of Milan.
With Plato’s street food you won’t have to choose between practicality and well-being anymore. Follow us on social media to find out the next spots of our electric food truck!