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.
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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 […]
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.
Fall is a wonderful time to eat the Mediterranean Diet. Here are 7 of our favorite Mediterranean Fall Recipes.
Have you wanted to try the Mediterranean Diet but haven’t found the time to begin? I get it, it’s hard to start something new, especially a new way of eating. There can be a lot of planning, time spent prepping and then more time cooking. You may have also heard that the Mediterranean Diet is the number one best ranked diet it the world, that it is super delicious and darn it, you really want to try it. This is why I have created this Mediterranean Diet Menu for Busy People.
Herbs are an extremely important part of the Mediterranean Diet. In Greece, herbs grow wild pretty much everywhere. Hiking in the mountains, the smell of the wild herbs is almost intoxicating. When you see how many wild herbs there are, it’s not a surprise that the people from this area of the world have been using herbs in their cooking for thousands of years. Besides growing wild, people in the Mediterranean have potted herbs in their house and balconies.
With summer here, many people are getting excited for their summer gardens. People plant all different types of things in their garden. Some people plant food to eat, others plant flowers and plants to improve the aesthetics of their yard. However, gardening isn’t always easy. It can end up being a huge waste of time if your plants don’t grow how you expect them to. Not only that, but even a garden that grows well takes a lot of time and dedication. In an effort to help all the gardeners out there, this article will take a look at a few tips and secrets to get a start on your great summer garden.
Lamb chops, when done right, are so amazingly tender and flavorful that whether they are baked or grilled don’t need a lot of complex recipes to accompany them. What to serve with lamb chops? Simplicity is the key so as to not to take anything away from the chops.
Not being able to eat gluten can be frustrating, but there are so many delicious healthy gluten-free recipes that will make eating a gluten-free Mediterranean diet much smoother.
Learn how to stock your Mediterranean pantry! Download this PDF of Mediterranean pantry staples to use as a resource! If you’re trying to eat the Mediterranean diet, stocking your pantry with the right ingredients will make following the diet so much easier! For the busy person, you don’t want to have to search for these ingredients in the grocery store every time you make a new Mediterranean diet recipe.
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“This program is a way of life, one which I have adopted successfully, and more importantly one which I have sustained for over one year now. My weight remains steady at 160 pounds (down from 216). My energy levels rival that of someone 20 years younger than me (I’m now 57), enabling me to exercise in any way that I desire, from lifting weights to intense cardio sessions.”
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“After completing my 10-week program, I had a regularly-scheduled appointment with my doctor. Because my cholesterol has always been above the normal range (229 last year) I requested that she test it again this year. I’m happy to report that my total cholesterol dropped to 169, which is in the normal range, and all my other numbers improved as well.”
— Claire C.
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