I know you’ve heard me talk about Sun Basket before. If you’re interested, check out a gift card I’m giving away under my bio on Instagram @checkoutamanda. $40 off! I cannot tell you how healthy they have made me feel. The Mediterranean way is a fun, colorful way to eat. It doesn’t have to be boring! There are so many different diets out there. If you’re looking for something (1) healthy, (2) different than the norm, or (3) colorful, try the Mediterranean diet! Even if you’re not aiming to go on a diet, try it to clean out your system. It will make you feel so much better than you think it will. When thinking about which diet to begin, here are some key factors: You should have dairy, fruit, veggies, and olive oil daily. Fish, poultry, eggs, potatoes, nuts, and sweets should be rationed weekly, and red meat monthly. It is recommended to have four servings of those, so this could be weekly as well. I’ve included some of my favorite recipes below.
1. Salmon with Roasted Potatoes and Charred Broccoli
- 7 ounces new potatoes
- ½ pound broccoli
- Fish options: 2 wild Alaskan skin-on salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each), 2 wild Alaskan skinless halibut fillets (about 5 ounces each)
- 1 lemon
- 5 or 6 sprigs fresh mint
- Sun Basket sherry vinaigrette base (sherry vinegar – whole grain mustard)
- ¼ cup roasted red peppers
- 2 ounces mixed greens
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
More details: https://sunbasket.com/recipe/salmon-with-charred-broccoli-and-roasted-new-potatoes Roast the potatoes and broccoli*Prep & cook fish*Make the lemon-mint sauce*make sherry vinaigrette*assemble salad
2. Lemon Zested Scallops with Zucchini noodles and wilted greens.
- Lemon zest sprinkled onto about 8 scallops. Cook 2 min. on each side.
- Stripped Zucchini
- Artichoke hearts
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Zucchini ribbons and kale cooked together in a skillet.
I posted this on my story and obtained ingredients from Sun Basket.
Sprinkle lemon zest over scallops*Cook scallops on a skillet-2 min. on each side*cook Zucchini ribbons and kale cooked together in a skillet* Add artichoke, olives, oregano, olive oil, and salt & pepper together and serve under scallops.
The Mediterranean Diet is proved to be the number one healthy diet in the US according to U.S. News and World Report. I wouldn’t doubt it. I love the Paleo, Vegan, and Vegetarian diets too, but I had to brag on this one because of my amazing meal last night. Maybe I’ll brag on some others in the future. You know another thing I like about these recipes through Sun Basket? They are so easy. I can cook these with no problem or doubt in my mind. They have given me another hobby to truly enjoy! I like to call myself a chef in my home. Cooking was never made easier.
Don’t mistake that physical exercise is just as important! Note, that I post that as well. Just today, I took three Yoga classes! I also hike and stay active with other activities. Pick activities or exercises that you enjoy doing. This can motivate you to stay active and keep the shape you want! You can’t have one without the other. It sound like common sense, but many people may only focus on one or the other. To obtain that figure and be healthy on the inside, you really need to have your goal aimed at both of these things.