Eating right is half of what it takes to feel good about yourself and your lifestyle and when it comes to the best eating plans, we can gain inspiration from all corners of the globe. While many people are now following an Asiatic diet in order to enjoy better health, foods from the Mediterranean have long been lauded for their wellness inducing properties and it’s not hard to see why. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, the Mediterranean diet is one of the best in the world and has long been linked to an extended life expectancy and all round better health. Including the types of dishes frequently eaten in this part of the world in your normal diet can help you remarkably and after trying these dishes once, you might never look back.
Avocados are brimming with great healthy properties and it should come as little surprise that making them a part of your diet can help you remarkably in the long run. Packed full of healthy fats and minerals, they can help to support and better immune system and keep your organs working to their best ability. These grilled avocados are some of the best out there and, stuffed with chickpeas and tahini, are a great source of lasting fiber. Whip up a batch for lunch and watch them disappear before your very eyes.
Want to nip that late morning hunger in the bud? You can try making up a quick Mediterranean flatbread. Served with a variety of roasted veggies, feta cheese and basil leaves, the bread is brimming with healthy qualities and isn’t likely to last for very long. You can eat the bread as a snack on the side or load it with even more toppings and lake a full meal out of it; the choice is yours.
Meet the gyro, the tasty, healthy, Mediterranean answer to the burrito. Whipped up in a flash, gyros take barely any preparation and taste incredible. This one might just be one of the best there is, too; served up with chicken, fresh vegetables, tzatziki and warm Greek flatbread, the recipe is brimming with healthy qualities and is also very low in fat. Eating one for your lunch can help to see you through the day in a much more satisfied way!
Eating fish is one of the best ways that you can top up on your healthy proteins, feel fuller and generally boost your way to better health. The Mediterranean diet features a huge amount of seafood, using the best of the local catches in order to create a whole range of varied dishes. This spiced salmon number is a great example of proper local cooking and, served up with a side of quinoa, will do wonders for your health. Ready in 30 minutes, the dish is quick, healthy and of course, delicious!
If you’re up to date with the latest healthy eating trends then you will probably already have your finger on the pulse of the quinoa craze. The super grain comes packed with a whole load of healing potential and can really help to support a more fully rounded quality of health. This quinoa bowl is the ultimate way of boosting your health and feeling better about yourself; served up with a roasted pepper sauce, feta cheese, olives and cucumber, the bowl has everything you need for a balanced meal and can be whipped up in a flash, too.
Are you fed up of the same, tired green salads? You need to try this chickpea variation. Bringing together the best of Mediterranean ingredients in one easy bowl, this salad is truly the meal that has it all. While the Greek ingredients of chickpeas, feta, olives and tomatoes are what really make this salad as good as it is, you’re free to add in any extras that you wish to use, topping it all off with a drizzle of olive oil and some lemon juice. Unhealthy lunchtime cravings, be gone!