It’s Summer Mediterranean Diet dinners week as we begin August. These simple, healthy, weeknight dinners are filled with fresh, whole foods and delicious Greek flavors.
Here’s what we’re cooking for dinner in this week.
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating that’s based on the traditional cuisines of Greece, Italy, and other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
It’s primarily plant-based foods, whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, and herbs, and spices. Olive oil is a primary source of fat.
Proteins like seafood, dairy, and poultry are included in moderation and red meat is eaten occasionally.
“Numerous studies have now shown that the Mediterranean diet can cause weight loss and help prevent heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, and premature death.”
Summer Mediterranean Diet Dinners
With warm August temperatures, salads are a mainstay for summer eating. On Monday, we’re making a refreshing Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.
On Tuesday, we’re making a simple dish with “tinned” fish that’s simple, healthy, and delicious.
Wednesday’s dinner is all about summer with chicken breasts and tomatoes. Simple ingredients, perfect for August. I’m watching my garden tomatoes that just might be ripe by Wednesday. Fingers crossed.
Thursday is a simple and healthy salmon dish with vegetables.
And Friday, we’re heading to the grill with Greek-style chicken kabobs.
While desserts are not common on the Mediterranean Diet, we found an olive oil cake with approved ingredients.
Have a great week!
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Summer Mediterranean Diet Dinners: What to Cook (Aug 2)
Monday: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Tuesday: Pasta Puttanesca
Wednesday: Easy Bruschetta Chicken Breasts
Thursday: Simple Grilled Salmon and Vegetables
Friday: Greek Island Chicken Kabobs
Treat: Olive Oil Cake
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