Want a filling, high protein and flavourful salad that is not only filled with nutrients but also is a show stopped that can appeal to many different dietary needs?
Flavours of the Mediterranean are very appealing for a number of reasons. They are punchy, colourful and add a saltiness to food that people tend to really adore.
Other than taste, this dietary lifestyle is shown to be great for our health! Foods favoured in this diet are include a range of vegetables and whole grains that are high in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, another component that is emphasized is getting a range of healthy fats including plant based oils, avocado, and fattier fish. Looking at this dietary lifestyle as a whole and comparing it to a typical American diet, which is high in highly refined carbohydrates, fattier meats and processed connivence foods, the Mediterranean stye of eating has been shown to contribute to a lower risk of heart disease risk better manage weight and lower risk of inflammatory and other chronic diseases.
So why not try whipping up something simple and tasty for your next dinner, whether its casually with your family or for sharing. You will not only get praise for bringing something delicious but also you can tell everyone you are bringing a dish that will make them feel great from all the healthy fats and antioxidants.
This also makes a great meal prep item as it can make a large batch that can be frozen and thawed in a pinch. Vegetarian friendly and gluten free. Can also be made dairy free if you remove the cheese or use a dairy free alternative.
I hope you enjoy it!