Usually, when people hear the term “organic food” the first idea that comes to their mind is boring and unclear dishes from vegetables without any grace or fantasy that tastes like nothing. But this is all wrong and healthy organic food can be tasty as heaven! The easiest way to adopt more organic food and healthy cooking habits to your kitchen is to choose the Mediterranean diet. Follow some easy tips, go to your local market, buy some goodies, prepare super easy and delicious meals, enjoy your life and smile! On top of that, if you shop consciously, you can contribute to the fight against global warming by adopting diets as such!
The Mediterranean diet has always been considered one of the healthiest diets in the world because it is not a few weeks’ diets but a healthy and happy way of living. The base of this diet is fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, protein-rich legumes, olive oil, whole grains, and red meat. The flavors are rich because lots of seasoning and some wine are used for cooking.
You consume less salt, processed food and bad fats such as butter. All food must be fresh and not fried or overcooked. This diet is perfect to improve your health, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, lose weight and explore absolutely new tastes. This diet can be easily adapted by vegetarians because it includes many kinds of cereals and veggies, so you will get all nutrition your body needs.
The key point is to eat fresh food that would be as little processed as possible. In this way, you don’t need to prepare and freeze your food. Don’t worry, many dishes can be prepared very fast and easily, so you’ll take just a little longer than putting your food into a microwave. For example, treat yourself with fresh Greek salads for lunch and all you need to do is to put some lettuce in your plate, chop few tomatoes and a cucumber, add few black olives, feta cheese and few drops of lemon juice mixed with olive oil – fresh, tasty and takes 3 minutes to prepare. Another good thing about this diet – you are allowed to eat bread or pasta. The whole grains products are included, so you can enjoy many healthy options as whole-grain pasta, pita bread, hummus or tahini as a dressing for your salads.
The list of dishes is very long because of the cuisines of Italy, Spain, Balkans, Turkey, Morocco, Greece, and others are included. So, one day you can eat octopus prepared in a Galician way, then treat yourself with whole grains pasta a la carbonara and for the third day prepare an amazing bowl of Moroccan cuscus with vegies. You’ll never get bored by this diet!
All-time favorite way to prepare salmon in the Italian way is easier than ordering a pizza. You will need 4 fillets of salmon, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of capers, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper and 4 slices of lemon. Coat salmon with olive oil, salt, and peppers and cook it a few minutes. Add the capers and cook a few minutes more. Then add lemon slices and put everything in an oven for 5 minutes. Overall, you’ll take 10 minutes to prepare dinner like the one you had in Sicily on your last holidays.