Mediterranean Diet Dinners in 25 Minutes: Meal Plan (July 3)

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This week’s Mediterranean Diet Dinners are ready in 25 minutes or less and are healthy, delicious, quick, and easy, too. Perfect for a festive week with the 4th of July celebrations in the middle. No need to sacrifice there! These simple meals are perfect for summer… and a fun week ahead!

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While we often consider Mediterranean Diet food to be filled with traditional dishes of the region, this week, we’re spreading our wings and making dinners with ingredients not always considered Mediterranean but adhering to the eating pattern with fresh flavors perfect for summer.

What to Eat on the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a lifestyle-friendly way of eating and living with tremendous health and well-being benefits. If you’re new to this “diet,” here are a few tips on what to eat more of, less of, and a few simple food groups to avoid.

Remember, the Mediterranean Diet is all about balance without strict rules of do this, not that. It’s a beautiful way to live without guilt when celebrations happen and we enjoy bounty, even when that includes sweet treats too.

  • Eat more of these foods: Vegetables, leafy greens, fruits, nuts, whole grains, dairy (Greek yogurt and naturally low-fat hard cheeses or ricotta), beans and legumes, olive oil and healthy fats, seafood, poultry, eggs, herbs, and spices.
  • Eat in moderation: Red meat.
  • Avoid these foods (except for special occasions): Processed foods, added refined sugars, and refined grains.

Mediterranean Diet Dinners in 25 Minutes Menu

Monday’s dinner is a quick and easy salad made with, yes, canned tuna. It’s perfect for the day before the 4th! Add whole-grain bread to keep your eaters full!

Tuesday’s dinner is all about the 4th of July. I’m not sure we will adhere to strictly healthy food on this day of celebration, but I wanted to give you a healthy and delicious option while still festive and perfect for the 4th. Wednesday’s dinner will be super quick if you make extra chicken! See our 4th of July recipe ideas on the Independence Day page!

Wednesday’s dinner, as mentioned, will be super quick if you have leftover chicken. Otherwise, it’s still speedy… and always delicious and perfect for the hot summer days. While this recipe includes crispy bacon, which you can eliminate, it’s one of the foods I limit but enjoy occasionally.

Thursday’s dinner is one of my favorite quick and easy, 15-minute meals we enjoy all year. But especially lovely on a week when we’re spending more time outdoors enjoying life instead of cooking dinner. Add greens and roasted, steamed, or grilled vegetables!

Friday’s dinner is a Mediterranean-inspired pizza made on a sheet pan with all summer flavors!

The Treat this week is all about healthy (yes, after the 4th, I’m definitely back to that) and refreshing, cooling, and easy with zero refined sugars. And it’s yummy and pretty too.

Have a beautiful week– and Happy 4th of July!

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Mediterranean Diet Dinners in 25 Minutes: Meal Plan (July 3)

Mediterranean Diet Dinners in 25 Minutes: Meal Plan (July 3)

These Mediterranean Diet Dinners are ready in 25 minutes or less, are easy, healthy, delicious, and perfect for a festive 4th of July week.

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