Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 10

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Today is our last day in the series, “Eat Like a Mediterranean.”  It’s all about how we can make some simple adjustments to our diet in order to make it more reflective of the disease-busting Mediterranean dietary patterns.  There is so much that we can emulate from their eating patterns, which is actually more of […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 7

Chickpea basmati rice and kale salad

I hope you’ve been able to try the “Eat Like a Mediterranean” challenges from days 1-6 that I’ve provided so far.  Today, challenge yourself to eat more dried beans or lentils – legumes/pulses that provide a healthy dose of phytonutrients, dietary fiber, plant protein, and are naturally low in saturated fat and void of trans […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 6

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I believe one of the greatest challenges American’s have with adopting a more Mediterranean type of eating pattern is cutting back on red meat and poultry.  The traditional Mediterranean way of eating is abundant in fish (at least two meals per week), and more limited in red meat and poultry.  This likely had more to […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 3

My son enjoying an apircot for midday snack!

Bump Up your Fruit Intake We’ve all been told that eating more fruits and vegetables is key to good health and weight management, yet we still seem to have trouble putting this knowledge into action.  Yesterday I discussed the importance of adding more vegetables to your meals.  Veggies really should take center stage at meals […]

Eat Like a Mediterranean, Day 2

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Eat More Veggies – Lots of Them (and especially the leafy greens)! In order to reap the health rewards of a Mediterranean diet, you need to EAT MORE VEGGIES!  I get it, we’ve all heard that before, but in order to really transform your current diet to one that better mirrors a Mediterranean one, meat […]