Posts with the tag
Mediterranean Diet

Easy Homemade Kale Chips

You can buy kale chips already made in some specialty shops. They come in small bags with a big price tag. You can make a large pile of these delicious healthy chips at home. I have experimented with multiple ways of making these. This technique is super easy and nets a great bowl of chips.… Continue reading »

7 Simple Steps to Follow the Mediterranean Diet

Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases. Following a traditional Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to decrease some forms of cancer, protect against cognitive decline, improve eye health, decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, help manage blood pressure, reduce… Continue reading »

Cooking with Olive Oil – Safe or Dangerous?

I have gotten a lot of questions recently about cooking with olive oil, as it is often used in Med recipes. Seems there are some claims out there on the web indicating cooking with olive oil is dangerous. The thought is that at high temperatures, olive oil oxidizes. Let’s take a closer look. Every oil has… Continue reading »

May is #MedMonth – Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Happy #MedMonth! The Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Eating the Mediterranean way is not only healthy, it is delicious and satisfying. Foods that you once thought of as too high in fat or unhealthy, including nuts, olive oil, olives, and… Continue reading »

Quick Chickpea Curry

This May, we are celebrating #MedMonth by eating the Mediterranean way and sharing our favorite recipes. One easy way to start eating the Med way is to swap your meat for plant-based proteins. Beans such as chickpeas, black-eyed peas, red kidney beans, and black beans are not only a great source of plant-based proteins but… Continue reading »

Top 10 Vegetarian Sources of Protein

Is it possible to get enough protein on a vegetarian diet? I get this question quite often from friends and family. Being a vegetarian myself, I am always thinking about ways to add healthy sources of protein in my daily diet. Yes, you can get enough protein on a vegetarian diet. Even if you are… Continue reading »

Making Sense of All the Different Types of Oatmeal

So many types of oatmeal – how do you choose. Here is a guide to the different types and advantages and disadvantages of each. Oatmeal is a great quick breakfast that packs a powerful nutritional punch. It is a whole grain, is high in fiber. However, stay away from flavored or sweetened oatmeal with added… Continue reading »

Easiest and Fastest Way to Cook Steel Cut Oats

I try to eat oatmeal twice a week for breakfast. It is a great way to get whole grains and, topped with blueberries or strawberries, I get a serving of fruit before I am even out the door. I love the taste, texture, and satiety of steel cut oats. What I don’t love is the… Continue reading »