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?
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!
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
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.
Try these 7 healthy Mediterranean Super Bowl recipes for your Super Bowl party! Not hosting? These are also great recipes to bring to a Super Bowl party!
Looking for easy, healthy Mediterranean Food recipes for the New Year? Check out Mediterranean Living’s Top 10 Mediterranean Recipes of 2018!
Don’t you love it when a food is both a comfort food and good for you? I know I do because I feel fine eating a little extra even if I’m already full. Mediterranean soups are totally in this category. What you’ll notice about Mediterranean soups is that they contain beans, legumes, dark leafy greens, herbs, and lots of vegetables.
Do you know someone who loves to cook but they don’t have the time? I wouldn’t be able to cook delicious Mediterranean meals every day without the use of my favorite culinary gadgets. The way I see it, spending a few hundreds dollars on time saving tools saves me thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars because I cook more at home and eat out less (and I eat much healthier at home). Eating the Mediterranean Diet is easy when you have the right recipes and the right equipment.
One of the reasons I love Thanksgiving so much is its predictability of dishes that will delight my taste buds and fill my belly. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean and sweet potato casseroles and cranberry sauce are always on the table (even at my vegetarian Aunt Sydna’s Thanksgiving table). Traditional recipes withstanding, I still love to prepare a few Mediterranean dishes every year and I find they are always well received alongside the Turkey and gravy. I hope you enjoy these healthy Thanksgiving recipes that may even create some new traditions in the years to come.
Beans are still a main source of protein in the Mediterranean. In places like Crete, healthy bean recipes are eaten almost daily. Dried beans and legumes are mainly sold in bulk. Canned beans are much less popular. A lot of the recipes featured below use canned beans for the purpose of saving time.
The 10 Steps
- Step One – Learn about the Mediterranean Diet and it’s benefits.
- Step Two – Try It! Recipes, Restaurants, and Friends
- Step Three – Eat the Bulk of your diet from raw and cooked fruits and vegetables.
- Step Four – Popeye’s Rule – Eat at least one serving of Greens per day
- Step Five – Make the Switch to Olive Oil (and other healthy fats)
- Step Six – Change your Protein
- Step Seven – Eat small amounts of whole, unprocessed grains
- Step Eight – Make what you drink work for you
- Step Nine – Move!
- Step Ten – Practice the Mediterranean Guidelines no matter what kind of food you are eating.