Eat Healthy With These Delicious Mediterranean Food Ideas
Mediterranean food derives from various cultures that are near the Mediterranean Sea. There are common ingredients in Mediterranean dishes as succulent and healthy as fish, nuts and vegetables. Mediterranean food has been considered as the healthiest type of food aiding in weight loss.
It is very easy to get creative with Mediterranean food despite not using certain ingredients. Relaxing with your family and friends while eating these amazing dishes is a great way to enjoy your day. If you have decided to change to a healthier lifestyle Mediterranean food is the best choice for you. I will provide the most delicious and easy recipes anyone can make.
Healthy Mediterranean food ideas
Who said you couldnt enjoy a delicious meal and still maintain a healthy weight? You will definitely love these mouth-watering recipes.
Mediterranean tuna salad: This recipe is sinfully delicious and it isnt filled with any kind of fattening sauce or ingredient. Thanks to it being so easy and simple to do, anyone can do it. The only things youll need are a few ingredients and you will be good to go.
The ingredients that you will need are onions, tuna, roasted tomatoes, wheat bread, and ripe olives, just mix them in a bowl and enjoy!
You can also eat this as a late night snack (trust me it taste even better when you eat it at night). Also, you can enjoy this recipe during breakfast.
Chickpea patties: rather than eating unhealthy patties, I have found a much healthier recipe for making explosion flavored patties. At just 225 calories you will be able to enjoy every bite without feeling guilty. This recipe also offers various health benefits such as metabolizing food, fighting deceases; stabilize blood sugar etc.
Youll need: 1 can of chickpeas, 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1 garlic clove, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 egg. Other recipes also include 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 cup low-fat Greek-style yogurt, and 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Mix ingredients together and throw it on a pan filled with some olive oil.
Mediterranean salmon: for the salmon lovers this recipe is the best, and I definitely recommend it. This recipe only needs cherry tomatoes, zucchini, ripe olives, black pepper, and skinless salmon. The cooking time for this recipe is about 22 minutes. Just chop up the salmon as you desire, cook it for about 20 minutes along with the other ingredients and serve. Careful! It might be too hot so let it cool for a while.
Mediterranean food recipes for parties
Starting off with my personal favorite is the Mediterranean stuffed tomatoes: This recipe is quick and easy and only requires 5 minutes to cook. All you need are tomatoes, basil, garlic croutons, goat cheese, and Italian Salad Dressing. For making this recipe you need to take the seeds and pulp from the tomatoes, fill the hollow tomatoes with the ingredients and cook for 5 minutes.
Tomato-basil skewers: this healthy and light snack is great to enjoy with your favorite glass of wine. With cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese balls, and basil or parsley you will make the most delicious snack for you and your friends.
Mediterranean desserts ideas
Berries with yogurt and granola: this delicious sweet treat can be enjoyed for breakfast or whenever you want to eat something sweet yet healthy. By adding granola into a bowl then adding yogurt (preferably Greek yogurt) then topping it off with fresh berries is all you need to do to start your day.
Baked bananas with honey and cinnamon: You will need one ripe banana, four table spoons of lemon juice, two teaspoons of honey and one table spoon of ground cinnamon. This recipe is very popular amongst kids or anyone who enjoys sweet snacks.
All these recipes are loved by everyone of all ages and each of these recipes promote a much healthie way to slim down. These recipes are also vegan friendly (the recipes that contain cheese can be substituted with non-dairy products).