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Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Eating the Mediterranean way !

Erika McKellar writes:
"With all of its fresh, colourful ingredients, the Mediterranean diet has become a preferred way of eating for many around the world.

When eating the Mediterranean way, you get to discover complex flavours and fill up on healthy fats like olive oil and avocado and rich sources of protein like fish and eggs.

This diet also features fresh vegetables like spinach and zucchini/courgette, which are rich in plant-based fibre to help you stay fuller for longer.

Not only does the Mediterranean diet represent delicious food, but UNESCO also recognized it as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for its emphasis on hospitality, intercultural dialogue, and creativity. 

The Mediterranean diet may not only help you live healthier but also bring out your inner hospitality. Remember: Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto, or "Eat well, laugh often, and love much."


Health benefits of a low-carb Mediterranean diet
Research shows the Mediterranean diet can improve your health. Plus, the Mediterranean way of eating paired with a lower-carb diet may be particularly beneficial for people with diabetes.

Whatever your reason for trying a Mediterranean diet, you’re sure to love the rich flavours in the Mediterranean low-carb diet foods.

Fish & seafood
Shellfish, shrimp, squid and fish are staples of the Mediterranean diet. Especially fish rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, tuna, and mackerel
Protein
Chicken and eggs are featured proteins in the low-carb version of this diet.
Healthy Fats
Olive oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds are satisfying additions to the Mediterranean menu.
Vegetables
Nutritious vegetables, particularly leafy greens like spinach and kale, are included in large amounts.
Fruits and squash
Although they contain carbohydrates, small portions of fruits and squash provide vitamins and fibre. Some high-fibre, low-carb fruits include tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, and berries. Zucchini/Courgette is also an excellent lower-carb choice."
These words (and more) can be seen here

Recipes you may like to try.

Lemon and Chilli Crusted Salmon, with extra fine green beans
see recipe here

Horiatiki / Villager's Salad, it's delicious
see recipe here

We bring a variety of articles and recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

33 comments:

Martha said...

This is my lifestyle, can't beat it!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

A Med diet can be so varied too. Some great recipes to try and enjoy.

God bless.

Christine said...

I should eat more fish.

J.P. Alexander said...

La dieta mediterránea es muy rica gracias por las recetas. Te mando un beso

Tom said...

...a popular way to eat!

Conniecrafter said...

I am trying to go more this way of eating, but find myself slipping away every now and then

happyone said...

Sounds good to me but I like everything!! :)

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Margaret D said...

Mostly eat this food.
Interesting article.

Elephant's Child said...

A lot of my meals are based around the Med diet. Totally delicious and usually simple to prepare as well.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm actually considering this diet. It actually fits quite well with my vegetarian lifestyle. I've already started eating an avocado a day and I'm loving it.

Angie said...

Jan - I love Mediterranean food!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Reading your post, I got a flash of must make kale chips. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy food! I'm looking forward to being to eat properly again when my body starts behaving properly! Valerie

Jo said...

I always think the food looks so colourful and appetising as well as being healthy.

Ella said...

If I can make peace with the Fish & seafood, then maybe I'll try too!

linda said...

I try to eat a Mediterranean diet most of the time, I feel sad if there's not a lot of colour on my plate.

Hootin' Anni said...

That salmon looks divine!!

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoyed this tremendously Jan. Yesterday I fixed a Mediterranean Orzo Salad and the flavors were very palate pleasing. All the best to you 😊

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Bravo 👏👏👏.. Mediterranean food is the best... Thanks for sharing... Happy weekend ahead...

Teresa said...

La mía es la Dieta Mediterránea y me encanta. Besos.

L said...

I should eat more fish,,,,,,

DVArtist said...

Hmmmm looks so good. Have a nice day.

bill burke said...

Sounds good, I like lots of those foods.

CJ Kennedy said...

Mmmm, mmm, good!

Jeanie said...

Their diet is so healthy -- and tasty, too! How lovely to know all the benefits.

Rose said...

My girls love salmon, but it is one thing neither of us care for. I could almost live on tomatoes...just add a little bit of this and that to them. IF they are homegrown!

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent post! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!

Divers and Sundry said...

Good food, too, so you don't feel like you're "dieting".

Debbie said...

good for you food, that is so colorful and tasty too!!

Carla from The River said...

This has been a favorite diet of ours.

Thank you for the prayers for Marv. I do appreciate them. Thank you so much my blogging friend.
Love, Carla

Ananka said...

It certainly is a healthy way of life :-D

baili said...

i think Mediterranean food is best choice for health like you :)

thank you for tasty recipe