Let's indulge a little bit...
The combination of flavors in this dish make me weak in the knees. In Italian they call this Insalata Caprese, which is simply, caprese salad. While I'm not a regular cheese indulger, I like to go for it when I do (full fat, no messin' around). This is a meal to enjoy and going low-fat, part-skim on the mozzarella in my opinion, really kills your taste buds.
Key ingredients: Fresh basil, organic beefsteak tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper.
In true Italian form, you don't drizzle balsamic over it. However, I like the added flavor. So, why not?
Nutrition Tip: When enjoying food like this, share it! Have a few bites, enjoy the flavor, and pair with a nice glass of wine. If I'm nibbling on this, I will typically make sure to have some protein with it too. Think turkey wrapped grilled asparagus or some grilled shrimp skewers.
It's all a game of balance, right?
As they say in Italy... ciò che si mangia con gusto non fa mai male! "What you eat with pleasure can never make you feel ill."