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The Mediterranean Diet is considered the Gold Standard of diets. It was voted Best Diet for from US News and is associated with numerous health benefits supported by strong evidence. Having said that, I also think it is important to be able to actually feel hunger, and look forward to eating a meal. While adding a snack here and there is good to keep blood sugar and hunger levels in balance, snacking can also backfire. Many times we eat a snack without being hungry or we depend on ready-made snacks such as granola bars, juices, smoothies etc. Below is a quick graphic of a meal plan on the traditional Mediterranean diet, it is the same meal plan that I also follow. Under the graphic you can find details, tips and links to the recipes.
For dessert, enjoy 1 ounce of dark chocolate. Today, make half of this Chive and Goat Cheese Frittata recipe. Serve half of the frittata now, and refrigerate the rest for Thursday dinner. Enjoy with an 8-ounce latte with skim or unsweetened soy milk.
Serve with a cup each of baby carrots and grapes. Use remaining chickpea spread from Tuesday's snack. Today, make half of this Mediterranean Grilled Sea Bass recipe and reserve half of that for Thursday lunch. Increase your vegetable intake by serving half a bag of baby arugula leaves with this meal save the other half for Thursday.
Add one ear of corn and 1 cup cooked sugar snap peas topped with 2 teaspoons butter on the side. For dessert, have one frozen fruit popsicle about 80 calories or less. Serve remaining sea bass from Wednesday's dinner over rest of the baby arugula leaves. Have the rest of the frittata from Wednesday's breakfast.
Serve with 2 cups baby spinach leaves, topped with 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, and 1 cup fat-free milk. Have one slice of whole-wheat toast topped with 2 teaspoons butter.
For dessert, have a single-serve ice cream, like a Magnum Mini Bar. Munch on a 1. Make one fourth of this Mediterranean Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe. Enjoy with a glass of wine. Eat with a green salad at least 2 cups topped with 2 tablespoons regular dressing, any variety. For dessert, have one scoop of your favorite ice cream in a plain cone.
Blend in a food processor or blender, dropping in ice cubes as desired. Split an app with your table and skip the bread basket. Enjoy with a glass of wine or spirit on the rocks. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon raisins on top. Make this wild rice and egg bowl. Grab a skillet and cook one egg, then add 2 cups spinach and season with salt and pepper. Marinate 6 ounces of shrimp in a basil marinade for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
To make basil marinade: Grill shrimp until cooked through. Top 2 cups of romaine lettuce with the shrimp and mix well into greens for added flavor.
Serve with 1 cup blueberries and enjoy 1 ounce chocolate about 4 Dove Miniatures for dessert.
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Angela Wyant Getty Images. Steve Brown Photography Getty Images. AnnaPustynnikova Getty Images. Sohadiszno Getty Images. GMVozd Getty Images. Don't eat: Sugar-sweetened beverages, added sugars , processed meat, refined grains, refined oils and other highly processed foods.
You should avoid these unhealthy foods and ingredients: Added sugar: Soda, candies, ice cream, table sugar and many others. Refined grains: White bread, pasta made with refined wheat, etc.
Trans fats: Found in margarine and various processed foods. Refined oils: Soybean oil, canola oil , cottonseed oil and others. Processed meat: Processed sausages, hot dogs, etc. Highly processed foods: Anything labeled "low-fat" or "diet" or which looks like it was made in a factory. You must read food labels carefully if you want to avoid these unhealthy ingredients.
Foods to Eat Exactly which foods belong to the Mediterranean diet is controversial, partly because there is such variation between different countries. The diet examined by most studies is high in healthy plant foods and relatively low in animal foods. However, eating fish and seafood is recommended at least twice a week.
The Mediterranean lifestyle also involves regular physical activity, sharing meals with other people and enjoying life. You should base your diet on these healthy, unprocessed Mediterranean foods: Vegetables: Tomatoes, broccoli, kale , spinach, onions, cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, etc. Fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, strawberries, grapes, dates , figs, melons, peaches, etc. Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts , macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
Legumes: Beans, peas, lentils, pulses, peanuts, chickpeas, etc. Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, yams, etc. Whole grains: Whole oats, brown rice, rye, barley, corn, buckwheat, whole wheat, whole-grain bread and pasta. Fish and seafood: Salmon , sardines, trout, tuna, mackerel, shrimp, oysters, clams, crab, mussels, etc. Poultry: Chicken, duck, turkey, etc. Eggs: Chicken, quail and duck eggs. Dairy: Cheese, yogurt, Greek yogurt, etc. Herbs and spices: Garlic , basil, mint, rosemary, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, etc.
Healthy Fats: Extra virgin olive oil, olives, avocados and avocado oil. Whole, single-ingredient foods are the key to good health. What to Drink Water should be your go-to beverage on a Mediterranean diet.
This diet also includes moderate amounts of red wine — around 1 glass per day.
However, this is completely optional, and wine should be avoided by anyone with alcoholism or problems controlling their consumption.