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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Avocado, Radish and Cucumber Salad

Avocado, Radish and Cucumber Salad

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Tired of eating the same old salads?  This Mediterranean Diet themed recipe will get you excited again!  It has an amazing crunch to it and is full of healthy fats...

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Lemon Balm Pesto-Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Lemon Balm Pesto with Walnuts, Cilantro and Parsley

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When your garden gives you lots of fragrant, leafy green herbs, use them to make pesto! We love this combination of Lemon Balm, Parsley and Cilantro, but you can make...

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Super Spring Detox Salad

Super Spring Detox Salad

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This salad combines the fresh bounty of zesty spring greens with a trio of beans for a filling, nourishing and uplifting lunch. It also makes a lovely and healthy side...

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Beans and Greens

Roasted Fennel With Greens And Beans

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Bring out the best of fennel w/ savory and fulfilling Roasted Fennel with Greens and Beans.

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Christine Finishing Triathlon: Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle

Swim, Bike, Run: My Story

On July 5, 2015, I competed in the Quaboag Plantation Triathlon in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. This event consists of a ¼ mile swim in a beautiful lake, followed by a 12 mile bike ride through scenic rural back roads and rolling hills, followed by a 3.1 mile run on some of the same roads as the bike route.

I’m sharing my story of this day because it was full of exhilaration, challenge and empowerment, and afterwards I felt very accomplished. I believe this is within reach of many recreational athletes who are willing to plan ahead, train and commit. If you’ve ever flirted with the idea of doing a multi-sport event, this article is for you!

Living an active lifestyle is an important part of the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle. For me, regular exercise contributes to a positive outlook on life, an overall feeling of physical health and wellness, and increased energy levels that I rely on to get my work done. I work for Mediterranean Living as the Wellness Coordinator, and for the past several years, I have been learning and incorporating the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle into my own life.

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Healthy Hydration for Mediterranean Diet

Healthy Hydration

Learn about how to stay hydrated from Mediterranean Living. And check out a fabulous Switchel recipe!

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Lemon Balm in the Mediterranean Diet with Recipes

Lemon Balm: Summer’s Remedy for the Busy Mind

In the Mediterranean, the growing season lasts for much of the year. One of the principles of the Mediterranean Diet is to eat what is in season, and what is abundantly available. July is a month of great abundance in our gardens here in New England, and one of the plants that grows most heartily and perennially is lemon balm, a member of the mint family. Lemon balm also grows wild in most Mediterranean countries. You may recognize this plant by its lush green leaves, or the intoxicating lemony, minty smell it releases every time you brush against it.

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Mediterranean diet recipe for peppermint tea

Beat The Summer Heat With Cooling Peppermint

We all know and love the flavor of peppermint. It’s cooling, refreshing, invigorating, and slightly tingly. A cup of iced peppermint tea on a hot summer day is a wonderful treat, as is an after dinner mint, particularly after a heavy meal. Adding fresh mint to hot and spicy dishes, particularly to sauces, marinades and dips can balances the dish and cools the palate. Many spicy Middle Eastern dishes include peppermint for this reason.

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