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