Mediterranean Diet – Best Recipes of the Week

June 14, 2013

Recipes, Tips & Tools

Best Recipes of the Week on the Mediterranean Diet

I have been doing the Mediterranean Diet this week and loving it!  I am finding so many good recipes and it has been really easy to make everything – because it is SO simple!  Here I’m sharing two of the dinners I made this week – enjoy!

There are a lot of ways to do fish – baked, broiled, grilled – you can’t go wrong by adding olive oil and veggies!

MedDiet DinnerBaked Fish & Quinoa

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 fillets of firm white fish (we used tilapia)
1/2 red bell pepper – chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1 lemon
oil oil
sea salt
herbed seasoning
box of quinoa with rosemary & olive seasoning (prepare per package)
1/2 bag of fresh spinach
1/2C sliced black olives

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450o

Make a “boat” with tin foil and drizzle with olive oil – place 1/2 the peppers in the bottom of the boat; place the fish on top of the peppers; drizzle with olive oil, dash of herbs, few twists of sea salt, and squirt with juice of 1/2 the lemon.  Slice the other half of the lemon and place the slices on top of the fish along with the remaining peppers.  Seal the boat and cook for 20-30 minutes until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

While the fish is cooking, prepare the quinoa according to the package, about 5 minutes before it is done, add 1/2 bag of fresh spinach and 1/2 C of sliced olives
Yield: 2 servings

MedDiet PizzaMediterranean Pizza or Flatbread

Ingredients:

1 whole wheat prebaked pizza or flatbread
veggies of choice: eggplant, artichoke, tomatoes, olive, roasted red peppers
1/2C plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbl feta

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400o

Spread the yogurt evenly over the pizza crust or flatbread.  Place the vegetables and feta evenly over the top, sprinkle a few dashes of oregano.  Bake for about 10 minutes until the toppings are sizzling. cut into slices and serve with a salad. Easy!

MedDiet Dessert

About desserts

Desserts are typically fruit and nuts – here is a picture of what we had this week: figs, nuts, and papaya – delicious!  I really am not missing the packaged diet bars I used to have pretty regularly and find I am not craving sweets – not even chocolate!

Really enjoyed this week on the Mediterranean Diet – think this will be my new healthy lifestyle – will write more in my Personal Journey this week.

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  1. My Week on the Mediterranean Diet | Ken & Suzann @ RichFitClub | Ken & Suzann @ RichFitClub - June 15, 2013

    […] To prepare for this week, I signed up for eDiets New Mediterranean Meal Plan -highly disappointed in this resource. They provided many of the basics of the Mediterranean Diet, but also had way too many suggestions for things that do not fit – like egg substitute and soy milk – the meal plan does not build throughout the week in order to have leftovers become a new meal later in the week (very typical in traditional Mediterranean eating) and the recipes were complicated.  I also got a small book from the folks who founded the Mediterranean Food Pyramid and followed many of the suggestions.  See my other blog post for a couple of the recipes. […]

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