Now that May is in full swing, plums are officially in season! YAY! Just call it a Plum-back! They’re here to stay through October. Did you know that plums are relatives of peaches and nectarines and that The United States has up to 100 varieties that vary in shape, size, color and taste?!
It’s the Mediterranean Diet Month! The Med Diet really shows us how cooking can be simple, super delicious, and provide us with energy the natural way! Last week we shared some simple switches you can make everyday when you cook and when you eat to decrease calorie and fat intake while increasing your Med Diet lifestyle habits: and a hummus recipe.
The beauty of the Mediterranean Diet is that while registered dietitians like us love it for all the strong scientific studies supporting its healthfulness, this traditional diet is about eating simple, delicious and affordable food. That’s no fad diet!
To help you on the Med path, our friends at the nonprofit Oldways are providing one lucky winner with a copy of their newly published The Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan (it has already made it to amazon.com’s list of bestselling Mediterranean cookbooks!). Simply leave a comment here or on our Facebook page telling us what you love about the Med Diet or what you want to know about it and you’ll be entered in the raffle.
Here's a recipe from The Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan
- 4 small whole-grain pitas
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 cups sliced mixed vegetables
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Like most people, you know you should get more leafy greens, but if you’re anything like many of our clients, you don’t find it as easy to do as you’d like. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you why spinach is so good for you and we’ll help you to get more of it.
May is National Strawberry Month! We love strawberries and all their healthy benefits! They protect your heart, help to fight cancer and help lower LDL cholesterol (the bad stuff!)
They are packed with fiber, vitamins and high levels of polyphenols – an antioxidant. They are cholesterol-free, sodium-free, low calorie and fat-free! What’s not to love?!
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