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In addition to tasting incredible, the Mediterranean style of eating also grants amazing health benefits for your heart, weight, and even mood.
In fact the Mediterranean Diet is rated #1 in Taste, Healthiness, and Ease to follow!
Mediterranean Diet Recipes focus more on vegetables, seafood, seasoning, and healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, seeds, and nuts.
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Raise your hand if you are a fish eater. Now raise your hand if you are a fish cooker. I’ve always loved fish, but for years I was too intimidated to cook. I don’t know what it is, but fish just seems mystical and terrifying in the kitchen.
For a long time, I bought frozen salmon that came in a box and could be microwaved. It was sort of rubbery to eat, but I felt good knowing it had been salmon at one point. One day as I was munching on my microwaved fish rubber, I had an realization.
That realization was, that I was a grown-up now and I could do lots of challenging things in other areas of my life. So it was probably time to apply myself enough to learn to cook a piece of fish. I marched myself down to my grocery store and bought 2 fresh salmon fillets. Then I cooked them in a pan with a little bit of oil and a little bit of lemon (of course I found a recipe online). Friends, the difference was amazing!
The salmon was flakey and tender, almost buttery, and the flavor was so crisp with the oil and lemon. And you know what? It really was not hard to cook! It took less time than cooking other kinds of protein and, I learned, there was a whole world of cooking fish that I could try: grilling, sauteing, baking, broiling, the list goes on.
This Oven Baked Salmon Recipe is for all of you who would love to cook fish but maybe it feels a little intimidating. This recipe is straightforward, quick, and lets the flavor of the salmon really shine. Give it a try!
Salmon recipe notes:Calories for 4 ounces of salmon are about 250. Your calories will change based on the size of your fish. Feel free to experiment with different spices and herbs!
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Perfect for dipping veggies into, slathering on a wrap, or tossing with warm, cooked pasta, homemade hummus is incredibly versatile. It takes just a few minutes to make and keeps very well in the fridge for several days. You can add all kinds of ingredients to change up the flavors, too. Some of our favorites include: extra garlic, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and hot sauce to make buffalo hummus.
Easy, healthy, and full of great Tex-Mex flavor, this slow cooker tortilla soup recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. If you want to make this vegetarian, add an extra can of black beans instead of the chicken. This soup is a little spicy on account of the chilies.
Is homemade salad dressing healthy? If you love salads, you must try out this homemade salad dressing. It can be mixed up in just a few minutes. Our lemon garlic dressing is the perfect complement to greens and veggies. It'll take your salads to the next level without much effort.
Everything about this meal fits perfectly with the Mediterranean Diet! That includes: whole grains (the whole wheat spaghetti), a focus on veggies (peas, in this case), seafood or fish (canned tuna), and extra virgin olive oil (of course)!
Eggs muffin cups are easy to make and can use up any veggies that you have in the fridge! Feel free to experiment to find a combination that you love. This recipe is as easy as adding chopped vegetables to a muffin tin. Then, simply layer the eggs on top. Pop in the oven for a bit and you are done!
This vegan mint chocolate chip smoothie takes only a few minutes to put together, includes spinach or kale, and tastes amazingly close to a dairy-free milkshake. Pair it with some healthy protein, like a side of eggs or cottage cheese, for the perfect breakfast!
This snack is one that my kids often beg me to make. It’s a really fun snack to put together so I normally comply. Plus, I love this snack too, and it’s a great excuse to enjoy some apple nachos myself. Even better, my eight-year-old is kitchen-confident enough to make this apple nacho recipe herself and frequently does. All three of my kiddos love putting on their own toppings. You see, this is not just a healthy snack: it’s a snack-tivity (like, a snack and an activity combined into one awesome afternoon)!
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"The Mediterranean Movement has been a great inspiration for me to incorporate healthier meals into my weekly cooking.
The recipes you post have ingredients I usually have on hand, the instructions are simple enough to pull off on a busy week night, and the results are mouth-watering!
I didn't realize how easy it would be to commit to healthier eating -- and I love that I still get a glass of red wine too."
"Your blog has been a great recipe source for me!
After almost 6 years of garbage eating, having 3 children, and dealing with extreme anxiety and depression I realized my biggest source of contention was food.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease and lactose intolerance stopped eating overly processed and fast food and have felt so much better since!
I'm now adopting a fully Mediterranean Diet for continued wellness."
"Due to Covid-19, I’m forced to learn to cook and am starting to enjoy it.
Following and learning from the Mediterranean Movement has been critical.
I’m learning about new dishes and trying some excellent meals, while also maintaining some sanity!"
Planning & Coaching
We know what it is like to be busy Moms and parents, balancing our careers, taking care of our households, and still wanting to put a healthy meal on the table at night.
Whether you need a hand with your family meal planning, or you just want to take care of your own well-being, we are here for you.