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Delicious Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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Welcome to International Mediterranean Diet Month—or as we sometimes like to call it—May! If you’re not familiar, the Mediterranean Diet basics include eating fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains regularly, while eating meat rarely and saying buh-bye to added sugar and processed foods. The diet has been linked to weight loss and preventing heart attacks and strokes.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the Mediterranean Diet consists of:

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
  • Enjoying meals with family and friends
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
  • Getting plenty of exercise

Not too bad to follow, eh? If you want to try something new that can help your waistline and your health, take a look at the delicious Mediterranean Diet recipes we’ve rounded up on Instagram below.

1. Tzatziki Avocado Salmon Rolls

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2. Grilled Salmon Kabobs

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3. Mediterranean Bowl with Farro

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Mediterranean bowl with farro 🍅 🥒 – SUMMER IS COMING. 15 minutes!All my favorite flavors in one bowl, so fresh and healthy I could eat this every day. I made it 4 times last week. Also check out at the bottom how I made the croutons, so easy you’ll never want to buy nasty store-bought again. ➖Ingredients (for 1 person) 1/2 cup farro 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1 small cucumber 1 green onion, diced 1 1-inch section of red onion, diced 1/4 yellow pepper, diced Toppings: olives, (vegan) feta cheese, homemade croutons Dressing: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed salt & pepper 1 garlic clove minced Cook farro according to instructions (usually 2:1 water:farro ratio) – I get the 10 minute farro from whole foods which is 1/2 cup farro, 1 cup water. In the meantime, chop all the veggies – tomato, cucumber, green onion, red onion, bell pepper and mix. Prepare dressing and toss it all together. Rinse farro to cool it and mix everything together. Top with olives, (vegan) feta cheese and homemade croutons! ➖HOMEMADE CROUTONS: Dice a slice of bread (ideally a firm type – I used sourdough), coat in oil, sprinkle salt and toast in toaster oven or on stovetop until crispy on both sides. #veganrecipes #veganlunch #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedrecipes #healthyrecipes #easyrecipes #greeksalad #mediterraneandiet

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4. Chunky Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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5. Greek Chickpea Salad

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6. Shakshuka

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Interested in more healthy recipes? Check out these 7 Healthy Spring Recipes to Make Today!

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