The Mediterranean diet has become increasingly popular over the last year and for good reason! This trendy diet doesn’t come with a specific set of rules or a long list of off-limits foods, but rather focuses on overall wellbeing and nutrient-dense ingredients. It can easily be adapted to suit your needs and lifestyle, making it so easy to stick with.
The staples of the Mediterranean diet are:
- Fresh vegetables
- Fresh fruits
- Beans and legumes
- Whole grains
- Seafood and fatty fish
- Fresh herbs and spices
- Healthy fats like olive oil and avocado
- Wine in moderation
Interested in trying the Mediterranean diet out for yourself? Here are 10 of our favorite Mediterranean diet approved ideas to add to your next That Clean Life meal plan.
1. Black Eyed Peas Masabacha
Masabacha is a variation of hummus and makes a great Mediterranean-inspired snack. Made with black-eyed peas instead of chickpeas, this tahini based dip is delicious served with raw vegetables, whole grain pita, toast or crackers.
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2. Hemp Seed Crusted Trout
Fatty fish like salmon and trout are a main staple of the Mediterranean diet. This easy to make recipe combines crunchy hemp seeds and simple spices for a flavourful dinner that everyone will love.
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3. One Pan Lemon Chicken
Lemon is one of the main flavors of Mediterranean cooking and combining fresh lemon juice with chicken, potatoes and green veggies makes for a simple yet healthy meal ready in 30 minutes.
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4. Sardine and Avocado Salad
Sardines are a fatty fish that can sometimes be hard to incorporate into your diet. Try pairing sardines with avocado and baby spinach for a nutritious and delicious lunch.
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5. Eggplant & Crispy Chickpeas with Tahini
Roasted eggplant becomes even more delicious when served with crispy chickpeas and a lemony-tahini sauce. This simple, plant-based recipe takes only 30 minutes in the oven.
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6. Lentil & Feta Tabbouleh
Lentils (and other legumes) are a go-to ingredient on the Mediterranean diet because they are packed with protein and fiber. This take on a tabbouleh uses lentils, feta cheese and cinnamon for a satisfying lunchtime salad or dinner side dish.
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7. Salmon Cucumber Bites
Salmon doesn’t have to be reserved just for dinnertime. These Smoked Salmon Cucumber bites make for a tasty and nutritious snack and are made with only four ingredients.
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8. Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad
The classic Mediterranean combination of olives, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon is just so good. This salad is also really easy to make and lasts in the fridge for up to three days.
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9. Salmon Nicoise Salad
This hearty and filling lettuce-free salad is packed with vegetables, protein, and healthy fats. The best part is the tasty, homemade dressing made with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and spices.
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10. Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
Chicken breast gets transformed from boring to delicious with tomatoes, onions and fresh basil with this grilled chicken recipe. No grill? Bake the chicken instead.
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Let us know in the comments below which recipe you're going to add to your That Clean Life meal plan first!
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