January Mediterranean Diet Dinners: What to Cook (Jan 10)

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January Mediterranean Diet Dinners: We’re keeping our healthy January goals with these super delicious weeknight dinners, inspired by the Mediterranean Diet. 

Greek Burgers for January Mediterranean Diet Dinners: What to Cook (Jan 10)

Last week, we based our weekly menu on MIND Diet dinners. It was a delicious and healthy week.

And as you know, the MIND Diet is a hybrid of the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet.

This week, we’re shifting gears with Mediterranean Diet focused dinners that will be equally delicious and healthy. And I think it is perfectly appropriate for the cold month of January.

What to Eat on the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is considered to be one of the healthiest and best in the world. Consider it as a guideline for healthy eating. The Mayo Clinic defines the Mediterranean diet:

  • Daily consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats (like olive oil)
  • Weekly consumption of fish, poultry, legumes (beans & lentils), and eggs
  • Moderate portions of dairy products
  • Limited intake of red meat

When eating Mediterranean diet focused meals, concentrate on these ingredients:

  • Olive oil 
  • Beans, lentils, bulgur wheat, quinoa, and rice
  • Plant-based foods
  • Vegetables
  • Lean meats and seafood

January Mediterranean Diet Dinners

With a focus on ingredients rather than the delicious and inspired region of the Mediterranean, here is what’s on the menu next week:

I’m excited to incorporate various grains into this week’s dinners. Monday features one of my favorites, lentils. This easy soup is packed with flavor and healthy ingredients. I’m adding a whole grain loaf with dinner. Either a bread machine classic or 100% Whole Wheat Bread along with a green salad.

For Tuesday, we’re making burgers, the Greek way. With a delicious sauce and veggies that just might make you a tiny bit excited for spring.

On Wednesday, we’re adding farro to the grains list with an easy, one-skillet chicken dinner. 

Thursday’s seafood dinner is a quick and easy sheet pan fish, I used Black Cod in this recipe but any white fish works well. Add your favorite vegetables and a side salad. 

For Friday, we’re curling up by the fire with a good movie… and bowl food — Mediterranean style.

You might want to save the treat for Friday, as it’s rather perfect for the weekend.

Have a great week!

See the Winter Mediterranean Diet Dinners post for more recipes ideas to make all season.

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January Mediterranean Diet Dinners: What to Cook (Jan 10)

Monday: Curry Lentil Soup
Tuesday: Greek Inspired Burgers with Herb-Feta Sauce
Wednesday: One Skillet Greek Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Farro
Thursday: Sheet Pan Baked Fish with Vegetables
Friday: Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Treat: Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

January Mediterranean Diet Dinners: What to Cook (Jan 10)

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