The Mediterranean Diet is one of the best diets to follow for anyone wanting a healthy switch. It is delicious and filled with nutritious elements, such as heart-healthy fats, whole grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. This diet has no restrictions, although refined sugar and other processed foods should be in limited consumption. Scientific studies have shown that following the Mediterranean diet can lower one’s risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke while also aiding in weight loss.
Would you like to get started on the Mediterranean diet? This collection of the best Mediterranean recipes will help you reap its potential health benefits.
1. Lentil Salad with Tuna
This Lentil Salad with Tuna packs a protein punch that will keep you satisfied until dinner! It's full of Spring goodies like carrots and kale. Dress it with a simple lemon and olive oil dressing and you are good to go. (gluten free) Get the recipe.
2. Copycat Panera Bread 10 Vegetable Soup
This Copycat Panera Bread 10 Vegetable Soup is comforting, spicy, and loaded with vegetables. It's easy to make in around thirty minutes, and I've made it gluten free! Bring on the comfort food. Get the recipe.
3. Fish Taco Grain Bowl
Take your favorite fish taco recipe and put it into a bowl. This Fish Taco Grain Bowl is layered with quinoa, flaky white fish, red cabbage, avocado, and tomatoes. It's hearty, satisfying, and oh so healthy. (gluten free, dairy free) Get the recipe.
4. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Egg, Tomatoes and Avocado
This Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Egg, Tomatoes and Avocado will start your day with tons of protein. You will be full until lunch for sure. Get the recipe.
5. Quinoa with Zucchini and Tomatoes
This Quinoa with Zucchini and Tomatoes is the perfect way to celebrate seasonal summer produce. Sauteing the zucchini first gives it a nice smoky flavor. Make it on Sunday and eat healthy all week! (gluten free) Get the recipe.
6. Quinoa Salad with Greens
This Quinoa Salad with Greens is packed with healthy goodness like zucchini, cucumbers, greens, and almonds. You will love how easy it is to make! (gluten free) Get the recipe.
7. Broccolini and Quinoa Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
This Broccolini and Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing is bursting with delicious flavors. It makes the perfect addition to your lunch or as a side dish for dinner. Get the recipe.
8. Quinoa and Rice Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These Quinoa and Rice Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are jam-packed with all the good stuff you need to nourish your body. They are super satisfying and nutritious. (gluten free, vegan, dairy free) Get the recipe.
9. Berry Peach Smoothie Bowl
This simple Berry Peach Smoothie Bowl will get your day started right! It's sweet, creamy and full of beneficial fruits. Hello, summer in a bowl. Get the recipe.
10. Turmeric Salmon and Couscous
This Turmeric Salmon and Couscous skillet takes only a few ingredients to make on a weeknight but is seasonal and tasty enough for company. Loaded with good-for-you ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe.
11. Baked Salmon with Black Rice
Baked Salmon with Black Rice can be baked in the oven and ready in half an hour. It's full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. (gluten free) Get the recipe.
12. Black Rice and Spinach Salad
This healthy Black Rice and Spinach Salad is full of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. Treat yourself to this gluten free power salad - you deserve it! Get the recipe.
13. Instant Pot Lentil Soup
This Instant Pot Lentil Soup tastes like it's been cooking all day but only takes minutes to prepare. It's loaded with protein and greens and perfect for those cold winter nights. (gluten free) Get the recipe.
14. Skinny Roasted Cod with Tomatoes
Skinny Roasted Cod With Tomatoes is a huge weeknight win. The fish is mild, tender and flavorful and the roasted tomatoes give it a natural sweetness. Get the recipe.
15. Skillet Tilapia with Tomatoes
Quick, easy, and full of healthy veggies, this Skillet Tilapia with Tomatoes is a great recipe for a busy night. It takes only about 30 minutes so you can spend more time enjoying this dish. (gluten free, paleo, whole 30) Get the recipe.
16. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This easy Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is a cinch to make, and it's packed with flavor. Using lots of herbs really fills it with seasonal goodness. Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient, if you don't use them in your cooking, it's time to give this legume a try. I like it because this salad holds up when stored in the refrigerator for a few days. It's perfect for weekly meal prep! Get the recipe.
17. Mediterranean Skillet Chicken with Greens
Try this hearty, healthy Mediterranean Skillet Chicken with Greens. It's packed with nutritious vegetables and sprinkled with spices to liven it up. It's a filling meal that can be prepped on Sunday and eaten all week! This Mediterranean Skillet Chicken with Greens is a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. The greens in this actually taste good, and you will want to eat them! (gluten-free, keto) Get the recipe.
18. Quinoa Tabbouleh With Kale
This Quinoa Tabbouleh with Kale is full of fresh seasonal goodness. Add cucumbers, tomatoes, lots of parsley and a fresh lemon dressing. I like quinoa because it's the perfect healthy base for any meal. It's gluten-free, protein-rich, and pairs well with just about any vegetable. Clean eating at its best. (gluten-free) Get the recipe.
19. Greek Quinoa Salad
Packed with plant-based protein, this Greek Quinoa Salad will keep your energy levels high all day. Pack a big batch in containers for meals throughout the week. Quinoa is the perfect blank slate because it is versatile enough to go with any ingredients. It has a very mild flavor that works well with just about any toppings, sweet or savory. (gluten free) Get the recipe.
20. Greek Zucchini Noodle Salad
Embrace zucchini season with this healthy Greek Zucchini Noodle Salad. It's fresh and full of flavor with a light Greek dressing. And I want this Greek Zucchini Noodle Salad over and over again! I think you'll be surprised by how these delicious noodles made out of zucchini can be. They really absorb the Greek dressing and hold a lot of flavor. (low carb, gluten free, keto) Get the recipe.
21. Slow Cooker Chicken with Olives and Peppers
Slow Cooker Chicken with Olives and Peppers is a set it and forget it weeknight dinner the whole family will love. The chicken gets so tender and the sauce is full of salty flavor from the olives. It is so easy to throw in the slow cooker in the morning and not think about it again until you get home. I like to add the red peppers at the last minute so they don't get too tender. (gluten free) Get the recipe.
22. Cheesy Quinoa With Meatballs
This quick Cheesy Quinoa with Meatballs uses prepared meatballs for an easy shortcut. The kids will love all the cheese and you'll love that it's packed with proteins and that it's gluten free. It's the perfect combo of salty and cheesy with that bottom layer of quinoa which goes with everything. Get the recipe.
23. Chicken Gyro Bowl with Rice
This Chicken Gyro Bowl with Rice is packed with so much wholesome goodness, and it's great for dinner, meal prep, or lunches. Using SEEDS OF CHANGE™️ Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic makes it super fast. This Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic is so delicious and it's ready in 90 seconds. Yes, that's what I said. 90 seconds. (gluten free) Get the recipe.
24. Grilled Chicken Souvlaki
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki is always a favorite grilled chicken at my house. The marinade makes the most tender, moist and flavorful chicken. This chicken is gluten-free and easy to prepare. Marinating this Greek Chicken Souvlaki keeps it moist and tender. (keto, gluten free, whole30, paleo) Get the recipe.
25. Gluten Free Pasta Salad
This Gluten Free Pasta Salad will easily become your favorite summer side dish. It's full of summer's seasonal bounty, healthy and gluten-free. Bring it to your next barbecue and watch it disappear. The salad dressing is homemade with red wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon, and some Italian herbs de Provence. So delicious! I make a big batch, keep it in a Mason jar and use it on salads all week. Get the recipe.
26. Skillet Chicken with Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives
This Skillet Chicken with Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives is a quick and easy way to spice up your weeknight chicken. Topping the sautéed chicken with sun-dried tomatoes, feta and olives adds so much flavor. Get the recipe.
27. Crostini with Scallops and Avocado
This Crostini with Scallops and Avocado is the perfect appetizer for all your holiday parties. The scallops are sauteed to perfection and placed on top of crunchy crostini spread with avocado. A drizzling of balsamic syrup really takes the flavor over the top. Get the recipe.
28. Skinny Watermelon Feta Salad
Skinny Watermelon Salad with Feta is the perfect potluck dish for summer barbecues and parties. It's bursting with refreshing, juicy watermelon, fresh lime juice, and salty feta cheese with a hint of fresh mint. If you're looking for the perfect dish to cool you down and fill you up on a hot summer day, this chilled watermelon salad with feta absolutely must be on your menu. Get the recipe.
29. Grilled Tomato Salad With Feta and Basil
This Grilled Tomato Salad with Feta and Basil is bursting with summer flavor. Serve with grilled chicken or fish for a perfect summer dinner. This was an heirloom mix with yellow, red, and black cherry tomatoes. Adding the salty feta and the spicy, sweet basil, and you have a hit. (gluten-free) Get the recipe.
30. Skinny Cucumber and Tomato Salad
This Skinny Cucumber and Tomato Salad is a healthy, easy-to-prepare option for busy summer days. It stays fresh in the fridge for up to four days and is super light, gluten-free and healthy. It's full of fresh, crunchy vegetables and protein-filled black beans. Get the recipe.
12 Inexpensive Dinners To Make On Repeat
Who says inexpensive dinners have to be bland and boring? Prepare to indulge in the most delicious dinners without breaking the bank. Check out these 12 inexpensive dinners and see which ones you can make this week. Your family will thank you! Get the recipes.
41 Healthy Crockpot Recipes That Will Make Your Slow Cooker the MVP of Your Kitchen
A crockpot is an essential kitchen appliance for easy, healthy weeknight meals you can make weekly. This handy tool makes it easy to enjoy fuss-free slow cooking and makes delicious tender meat and flavorful soups and stews. This collection of healthy crockpot recipes is sure to satisfy your family! Get the recipes.
15 Insanely Delicious Pork Tenderloin Recipes
Pork tenderloin is often overlooked for easy weeknight dinners, but it's perfect in the weekly rotation. When cooked correctly, the result is a tender and juicy piece of meat that takes on whatever flavors you desire. It is super versatile and makes great leftovers for lunches throughout the week. Add it to a salad, a grain bowl, or a sandwich, or cook it up in a quesadilla. Get the recipes.
26 High Protein Recipes for Weight Loss
Losing weight is a common goal for many people, but it can be difficult to know where to start. One effective strategy is to add more protein to your diet. Protein helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied, which can help you consume fewer calories overall. It also helps to maintain muscle mass while losing weight, which is important for overall health. Get the recipes.
40 Casseroles That Are So Delicious, You'll Want to Make Them Every Night
Nothing is better than a winter casserole to make you feel warm and cozy when it's cold outside. It is a comforting food choice that is the culinary equivalent of a warm hug. When it gets a little colder, or you want something hearty to share with the family, you can turn to these winter casserole recipes to get by. Trust me; you'll find yourself making these casserole recipes all season long. Get the recipes.
14 Family Dinner Recipes You'll Make on Repeat
Dinnertime is here again, and I've got some easy, family-friendly recipes the gang will love. I like having a handful of easy recipes I can make at the last minute for weeknight and weekend family wins. I hope you find a new favorite recipe here! Get the recipes.