Whether you’re interested in incorporating the principles of the Mediterranean Diet, or you’re simply looking for healthy, delicious, easy meals to add to your table, you have come to the right place! Our tasty dishes will have your whole family feeling happy, satisfied, and confident that you are providing yourselves the very best nutrition.

Mediterranean diet meal: noodles with herbs

Curious about the Diet that health experts call the Best Overall Diet, which includes wine and dark chocolate, and produces a range of health benefits including a reduction in the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s?

We invite you to look through some of the information we have on this site to learn more. Then dive into some of our delectable recipes!

Mediterranean Lifestyle

The Mediterranean Diet is more than just a diet – it’s a LIFESTYLE. With a focus on long-term health (rather than a short-term “quick fix”) and its incorporation of living an active lifestyle and enjoying meals with family, we go beyond talking about just the foods you eat. This section will give you great information on what a Mediterranean Diet is, as well as some of the many benefits of living this way.

A sneak peek into some of the benefits

  • Decreased risk of heart disease and type two diabetes
  • Increased longevity
  • Prevention of certain types of cancers
  • Reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Weight loss and weight maintenance
  • Increased energy and mood

Diet Principles

Don’t know where to start? Read this section to better understand the principles that contribute to such a range of health benefits!

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These principles include:

  • Incorporating fruits and veggies at every meal
  • Eating whole grains
  • Using olive oil and healthy fats instead of butter
  • Including beans, legumes, and nuts as primary sources of protein
  • Upping your intake of seafood and fish
  • Maintaining a low to moderate intake of dairy products, poultry, and eggs
  • Emphasizing herbs and spices over salt
  • Drinking lots of water
  • Enjoying red wine in moderation
  • Keeping an active lifestyle
  • Eating meals together with family

How to Transition

Here we provide you with lots of dietitian-approved ideas and tips for transitioning from your current way of eating to a more Mediterranean Diet-inspired one. Our ideas can be helpful regardless of what your diet looks like currently! Even small nutritional changes add up. More here.

Active Lifestyle

An active lifestyle does not mean that you have to visit a gym! Check out this page for ideas on engaging in regular physical activity.

Reducing Stress

Eating a nutritious diet can help you naturally reduce the stress and inflammation in your body. The foods we eat not only play an underlying role in chronic stress but also may affect our overall mood at the moment. We can also help manage our stressors through lifestyle decisions. Read here for more information on the nutrients that help with stress and some ideas for stress-reducing activities.

Resources

Check out this page for some of our top blog posts, meal plans, and other resources. This is a great place for beginners to find more information and INSPIRATION!

FAQs

You ask and we answer! The top questions we get asked, over and over, can be found here. Read on and then let us know if you have more questions. We are here to help.

One more thing

We are so glad that you found us here! You can read more about the Mediterranean Movement here and our mission.

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