It’s the Mediterranean Diet Month! The Med Diet really shows us how cooking can be simple, super delicious, and provide us with energy the natural way! Last week we shared some simple switches you can make everyday when you cook and when you eat to decrease calorie and fat intake while increasing your Med Diet lifestyle habits: and a hummus recipe.
The beauty of the Mediterranean Diet is that while registered dietitians like us love it for all the strong scientific studies supporting its healthfulness, this traditional diet is about eating simple, delicious and affordable food. That’s no fad diet!
To help you on the Med path, our friends at the nonprofit Oldways are providing one lucky winner with a copy of their newly published The Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan (it has already made it to amazon.com’s list of bestselling Mediterranean cookbooks!). Simply leave a comment here or on our Facebook page telling us what you love about the Med Diet or what you want to know about it and you’ll be entered in the raffle.
Here’s a recipe from The Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan
- 4 small whole-grain pitas
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 cups sliced mixed vegetables
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the pita rounds on a baking sheet. (Use two sheets if necessary.) Using the back of a spoon, spread about 1/4 cup of tomato sauce evenly on top of each pita. Top each pizza with some grated cheese. Arrange your choice of vegetables on the top, then drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is lightly browned.