Who says Memorial Day cookouts can’t be healthy? The Mediterranean Diet consistently provides tasty meal options – including simple cookout dishes that can easily replace your hotdogs, mac and cheese and mayonnaise-based sides.
The menu I have put together emphasizes eating plant-based foods (fruits and veggies) and replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil.
Our bodies don’t tend to recognize calories from processed foods such as starches and sugars, so we tend to gain weight and it causes inflammation in our bodies leading to higher risk for cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart attack.
For the recipes on the menu, click the name of the dish and it will take you to the recipe:
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with a Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce
Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Cilantro Sauce
Summer Watermelon Salad with Cucumber
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Olive Oil and Feta
Basil and Mint Yellow Squash Spiralized Salad
Roasted Red Peppers with Pesto and Goat Cheese
Skinny Greek Veggie Dip
Hope you all enjoy,