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Learn how the Mediterranean diet can be…fast food

The traditional Mediterranean diet is based on foods consumed by people of the 60s onwards and especially in the islands of Greece. Research has proven a lot of benefits in generally healthy living. From time to time we have learned various ways of using the Mediterranean diet and also sticking to specific foods.

Fast Food re-imagined

Now days there are no “right” way’s of the Mediterranean diet. There are more general instructions and guidelines with personalized plans according to each person. Unfortunately the majority of the population has maintained the impression that the Mediterranean diet is difficult, time consuming and costly. Yet the truth is completely different. The diet is simplified when you have an individual plan depending on lifestyle, but also your tastes.

All you need is a good supply of products and you are ready to create unique recipes that taste good and are beneficial for your health.

So equip your kitchen with products such as

Vegetables: Onion, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce

Legumes: lentils, beans, chickpeas, split peas

Nuts and seeds

Fruits: Oranges, tangerines, grapes, figs, peaches

Fish, eggs, dairy and whole grain products

With these ingredients, you can create an infinite number of quick and tasty recipes that will take less than 20 minutes to prepare.

The quickest meal you can create is a Greek salad. In which besides the classic ingredients, tomato, cucumber, onion, olives, feta cheese, salt and olive oil, you can add barley dry bread, various peppers, lettuce, gruyere cheese, capers and maybe a boiled egg.
This way the salad is reduced to a complete meal and can be prepared in the time it takes to boil your egg!

Another very quick meal could be a pizza! But a little different pizza, from those that you may have been used to. Take prepared pizza dough, preferably wholegrain, or a pita. Put tomato sauce on base, tomato slices if you prefer mozzarella and some basil at the end. Bake for about 15 minutes in the oven and you will enjoy a delicious, quick and digestible choice.

Feel free to make any changes you like in any of these recipes! The most important is to create your own quick and nutritious alternative meal! The combinations are endless. Use seeds, dried nuts and dried fruits such as raisins, and you will takeoff, in taste and nutrition, even the simplest recipe!