5 Healthy Mediterranean Recipes For Weight-loss

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Mediterranean diet has long been considered one of the healthiest in the world, combining whole fruits and vegetables with lean proteins and healthy fats to create a sustainable way of eating that can help to fight heart disease, cancer, and obesity. So if you’re ready to give it a try and then here are 5 healthy Mediterranean recipes that will help you kickstart your weight loss.

Zesty Lemon Chicken
When it comes to staying fuller for longer, protein is key, a simple lemon chicken dish combined with a leafy green salad and some oven-roasted vegetables provides a protein punch combined with plant-based nutrients and healthy sources of fat. To make this lemon chicken dish all you need to do is marinate skinless, boneless chicken thighs in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and a few Mediterranean herbs and spices, before grilling in a skillet until browned and tender.

A traditional Greek salad
Salads are traditionally boring and very low calorie, leaving people hungry for more before they’ve had a chance to do the dishes. Greek salads, on the other hand, are often a little higher in calories provided by their olives, olive oil, and feta cheese, these important healthy fats and protein make them a rounded Mediterranean meal that works great as an accompaniment or a stand-alone dish. You can even add in some cooked chickpeas for a little extra bulk.

Slow cooker Mediterranean stew
If you’re short on time but want a hearty, warm dinner then try this slow cooker stew recipe filled satisfying vegetables and chickpeas. The stew can be made easily with virtually any vegetables you have on the go and if you want to switch things up a bit then you can even swap out the chickpeas for white beans and stir in a bag full of spinach. To keep the flavors distinctively Mediterranean flavor the stew with tomatoes, oregano, basil, garlic, and onion.

Salmon, fennel and sundried tomato giant couscous
The Mediterranean diet champions oily fish and whole grains making this delicious warm one-pot meal a healthy lunch or dinner option. The giant Isralian couscous, preferably whole grain, is a closer relative to pasta than traditional couscous, soaking up the flavor of the salmon, lemon, fennel, and sundried tomato. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and some toasted pine nuts for some additional healthy fats and enjoy with a slice of warm wholewheat bread or a veggie flatbread to mop up any juices.

Cheesy stuffed portabello mushrooms
For a healthier Mediterranean take on a Margherita pizza why not try stuffing a big portabello mushroom with mozzarella pearls, fresh tomatoes, and torn basil before baking until soft, cheesy and delicious. First top the mushroom with some minced garlic and a drizzle of olive oil for some added flavor and then don’t forget to top the whole thing off with a splash of balsamic vinegar for some much-needed acidity. These mushrooms can be easily adapted with olives, capers or sardines for additional healthy fats and flavor and they can even be topped with veggies such as bell pepper to help get in even more of your five a day.

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1 comment:

  1. So going to have to try these meals out.



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