5+1 HEALTHY GREEK DISHES FOR MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Take a look at the below 5+1 amazing Greek and healthy must-try dishes.
1. Greek quinoa salad
Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods as it is gluten-free, high in protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Add quinoa to the traditional, healthy and delicious Greek salad and you will have the perfect lunch or a great healthy side dish!
Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat as it may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress, help prevent cancer and reduce blood pressure levels. Spanakorizo is a spinach and rice dish which is usually served with lemon, feta cheese and olive oil.
“I’m strong to finish ’cause I eats me spinach,” Popeye sang in the famous animated cartoon.
3. Healthy Moussaka
If you like eggplant parm, don’t leave Greece without trying Moussaka! Moussaka is one of Greece’s most famous dishes, adored all over the world. Replace béchamel with herbivores and you will have a light and healthy, but rich-tasting Greek-style dish!
4. Stuffed Vegetables
Stuffed vegetables (known as Yemista) is a delicious, healthy and colourful Greek dish for summer! Greeks usually stuff vegetables with rice and herbs, like tomatoes, peppers etc. Healthy and easy to make, don’t you think?
Baklava, the traditional Greek dessert pastry made of layers of filo, filled with chopped nuts, held together with syrup or honey, can also be a healthy snack (or post-dinner dessert), which can boost energy levels naturally.
6. Healthy homemade Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt is very nutritious and may boost several aspects of our health. It can reduce the risk of heart disease and it is one of the very best weight-loss foods around. Greek yogurt contains some of the every nutrient that our body needs, like calcium, B vitamins, trace minerals and protein is helpful for appetite and weight control. Moreover, Greek yogurt can play a key role in bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It’s never too late to include yogurt in your diet every day as part of your healthy habits. Greek yogurt can be your perfect snack! Combine it with fruits such as apple, blueberries, strawberries, banana, and apple, nuts and seeds or honey, cinnamon, to add great taste!