What if we told you that eating delicious food could make you feel good and look good? The Mediterranean diet is designed around rich, delicious food characteristic of the region. This centuries-old diet is all about incorporating more wholesome, nutritious foods in amazing combinations. So, what are the benefits of this diet?
Research suggests that following the Mediterranean diet has many health benefits, including:
- Improved weight loss
- Reduced risk of depression
- Reduced levels of inflammation
- Lowered risk of heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease
So, let’s spice up your summer recipe repertoire with these easy to prepare and magnifico Mediterranean meals!
Start Supper With a Spectacular Salad
The Mediterranean Orzo Salad will put any dinner party on the map! It is light, refreshing, and packed with flavour. Featuring kalamata olives, cherry (or grape) tomatoes, and feta cheese; it looks as good as it tastes. Did we mention that it’s both vegetarian and gluten free? Even better, this dish can be prepared ahead of time, keeping its great texture even when stored overnight.
Chickpeas and Cheese That Will Please
This Chickpeas and Cheese recipe is prepared entirely in a single saucepan, making it an ideal dish for the beginner cook. , as simple as can be. It features a symphony of flavours: basil, garlic, and – a personal favourite – prosciutto. After 15 minutes of cook time, serve this with some Italian bread. This dish can easily be served as a main or an appetizer!
Meatballs That Will Make Memories
These mouth watering Greek Meatballs are very versatile. They can be added as a protein to the Mediterranean Orzo Salad above or paired with this yummy tzatziki and served as a stand alone appie. This easy-to-follow recipe is both gluten and guilt free! This simple recipe requires only 15 minutes of prep time, well worth it. If you serve these to your guests, be sure to make extras.
The Main Attraction
To top off your Mediterranean dining extravaganza, serve up the Authentica Conchiglioni al Forno recipe. Don’t be intimidated by the name, this dish requires only a handful of ingredients and is ready in after just 30 minutes in the oven. The Conchiglioni al Forno has all of the distinctly Italian flare, thanks to Authentica’s Arrabiata sauce. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser with everyone.