Category Archives

Archive | How to Eat Mediterranean RSS feed for this section

Olive Oil and Heart Disease - Butter Substitute

Olive Oil Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease By Nearly 20% – Plus Seven Recipes That Use Olive Oil Instead of Butter

In recent years, Americans have begun incorporating more olive oil as a butter substitute in their diets and the heart healthy effects are beginning to show. A new study shows that men and women from the U.S. who consumed higher amounts of olive oil benefitted from lower instances of heart disease. By incorporating more olive oil into our diets we have the potential to protect our hearts. 

90 Shares
Read More
Ramp up your Spring Liver Cleanse

Ramp up your Spring Liver Cleanse

With studies showing that viruses can damage the liver,right now it’s imperative that we take action to support this vital organ with our food and lifestyle choices. We should all be working to reduce inflammation in our bodies and eliminate the toxins that naturally build up during the winter, when we are eating heavier foods and being a bit more sedentary. Luckily, the way to do this is growing up all around us!

11 Shares
Read More
Freezing Vegetables Mediterranean Style

7 Mediterranean Recipes you can Freeze

Have you ever had the experience of freezing vegetables that, when thawed, resembled and tasted like pond scum?  Want to learn an easy way to freeze vegetables so that they come out delicious and ready to eat?

211 Shares
Read More
How to Boost Your Immune System with the Mediterranean

How to Boost Your Immune System with these 7 Mediterranean Recipes

How to boost your immune system has been on everyone’s mind lately.  Studies have shown that eating the Mediterranean Diet is one of the best ways of eating for your immune system..  The amount of vegetables, fruit, olive oil, nuts, beans and fatty fish eaten in the Mediterranean paired with very low quantities of processed foods and sugar equals an immunity powerhouse that can’t be beat.  Honestly, almost any recipe on Mediteterranean Living will be good for your immune system, but the recipes below are packed with some of the most powerful immune boosting foods out there.

349 Shares
Read More
How to Survive A Quarantine, Mediterranean Style

How to Survive A Quarantine, Mediterranean Style

I’ll admit to not always making the most perfect food and lifestyle choices every day before this crisis hit. But once the immensity of the situation started to sink in emotionally, combined with the fact that we were experiencing actual sickness, we knew there was no time to waste in implementing the absolute most radical self care we knew how to practice.  I’m happy to say that we have mostly recovered.

9 Shares
Read More
7 Mediterranean Winter Recipes

7 Mediterranean Winter Recipes

I’m often asked if you can eat the Mediterranean Diet in the winter.  The answer is a resounding yes!  If my wife and I can eat Mediterranean here in New England, I am pretty sure anyone can do it. Don’t forget that much of the Mediterranean has winter.  They also have many of the same winter vegetables that we have.  Recipes with carrots, potatoes, squash, cabbage and kale are plentiful in the Mediterranean.  Here are 7 of our favorite winter recipes.  Enjoy!

176 Shares
Read More
How the People from a Small Mediterranean Island Saved my Life

How the People from a Small Mediterranean Island Changed My Life

Some two and a half years ago, I visited a small Greek island near the west coast of Turkey. From my apartment balcony, I could hear the bleat of goats on the hill below, and could see a brilliant blue sea in the foreground. My husband and two teenage children were many thousands of miles away in Melbourne, Australia. I was on the island of Ikaria, which has been dubbed ‘the island where people forget to die’. It is one of five Blue Zones destinations across the world where residents live long and healthy lives. I had just turned 47 and in that moment, I felt great in my body, in my mind, and in my spirit.

108 Shares
Read More
How to Get Your Spouse to Eat Like You

How to Get Your Spouse to Eat Like You

To start off, I am very aware that this post sounds like a Cosmopolitan article from the 70’s, but when I asked our community what their biggest struggles were with eating healthy, the most prevalent answers included “My biggest obstacle to eating healthy is my spouse” or “I have to cook two dinners every night, one […]

44 Shares
Read More
Maple Syrup vs Sugar

Maple Syrup vs Sugar

The general argument by some is that all sugar is sugar.  That reminds me of when people used to say that all fat is fat and it was all bad (boy has that changed!).  The truth is is that maple syrup has some qualities that are vastly different than sugar.

409 Shares
Read More
7 Mediterranean Fall Recipes

7 Mediterranean Fall Recipes

Fall is a wonderful time to eat the Mediterranean Diet. Here are 7 of our favorite Mediterranean Fall Recipes.

47 Shares
Read More