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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes

7 Mediterranean Crockpot Recipes

Do you have a Crockpot or slow cooker? These 7 Mediterranean Crockpot recipes are great for busy people who want a delicious homemade meal after a long day! If you spend a little time the night before prepping the ingredients, you’ll be ready to throw a meal together quickly that will stew all day while you’re at work! There’s nothing better than coming home to a house that smells of a homecooked meal. You can guarantee that your slow cooker is going to cook everything all the way through and develop some serious depth of flavor in the process.

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Mediterranean Diet Pantry Staples

How to Stock your Mediterranean Pantry

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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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Ultimate Guide to Eating the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet has been in the news a lot in the past few years.  It has been voted the #1 diet by U.S. News & World Report.  Not only was it voted the top overall diet, it was also rated the best healthy eating diet, the easiest diet to follow, the best diet for diabetes, the best heart-healthy diet, and the best plant-based diet.  I would also add that, in my humble opinion, it is the best tasting diet out there.  But what is the Mediterranean Diet?

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7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes

7 Mediterranean Vegan Recipes

The Mediterranean diet features so many delicious vegan recipes because it is a plant-based diet. This is 7 of our favorite vegan recipes, from Vegan Pesto to Baked Eggplant with Caramelized Onions. There’s a great variety of recipes to try out! If you have a guest who’s vegan, there’s a perfect recipe for them on this list! Even if you aren’t vegan, and you just want to eat healthier, these are great recipes to add to your diet!

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5 mediterranean shrimp recipes

5 Favorite Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp recipes are great for the busy person who wants a quick, delicious, high protein meal. Shrimp take no time to cook and doesn’t need complex flavorings to be delicious

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Easy Mediterranean Recipes

15 Easy Mediterranean Recipes

Cooking healthy delicious food should not be difficult. In our busy lives, we often need a quick meal that’s filling, nutritious, and of course delicious.

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