The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy: Fresh, Vibrant Recipes for Better Health

Dive into the Mediterranean diet with registered dietitian Brynn McDowell and discover all the reasons it’s been named the best way to eat year after year. Known for its amazing benefits for healthy, lasting weight loss, heart health, diabetes management and more, the Mediterranean diet takes a holistic, lifestyle-focused approach to help you reach your goals and embrace the joy in cooking and eating. Whether you’re tired of the ups and downs of fad diets and are in search of a healthier approach to weight loss, or you’re looking for a flexible way to feed your family nutritious meals they’ll love, this book is packed with the recipes and inspiration you need to create healthy habits that stick.

Brynn breaks down the diet into easy-to-follow guidelineswith an emphasis on whole ingredients and pantry staplesso you can start cooking up new weeknight-friendly favorites without worrying about rules. Simple breakfasts like the Zesty Za’atar Avocado Toast with Poached Egg provide fuel for your day and spice to get you moving. For lunch, loading up on fruits and veggies is a no-brainer with the Sweet and Savory Apricot Couscous Salad. Quick, crowd-pleasing dinners like One-Pan Lemon and Artichoke Baked Chicken and Grilled Lamb with Pistachio-Olive Tapenade ensure that you’ll always have time to enjoy a relaxing, nourishing meal with family and friends. Find smart tips on how to cook on a tight schedule, source ingredients on a budget and practice balance. Whatever your personal goals, these recipes will blend seamlessly into your life, making eating for your health a pleasure, not a compromise.

Sample recipes from The Mediterranean Diet Made Easy: Fresh, Vibrant Recipes for Better Health

Simple Herb-Marinated Pork Chops

The key to these simple pork chops is the herb-and-garlic marinade.

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Homemade Garlic and Herb Flatbread

When I was in Greece, I couldnt get enough of the fresh, homemade flatbread they served at many restaurants. It was perfectly crisp on the outside and wonderfully tender and fluffy on the inside. After returning back home, I couldnt find anything similar, so I tried my hand at making it myself.Turns out its not difficult at all and the end result is the BEST flatbread ever. Its light, fluffy and made from real ingredients. The process does take a little time, but the end result is well worth the effort. My kids love helping me make this recipe, which also makes it a fun family activity that hopefully theyll pass on to their kids.

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Zesty Za'atar Avocado Toast with Poached Egg

This recipe calls for harissa, a chili pepper paste that is common throughout the Middle East. Its pretty spicy, so you only need to use a little bit. This dish also features one of my favorite Mediterranean spiceszaatar. Its an extremely aromatic spice blend thats earthy and flavorful, and I love adding it to so many recipes. If you havent poached an egg before, it isnt as difficult as it sounds. Though poaching an egg takes a little longer than scrambling or frying, I prefer a poached egg for this dish because it fits perfectly on the toast and makes the dish a bit more fun.

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