Mediterranean Diet

I am tired of chicken and fish with some veggies thrown in for good measure. That, or I just survive on oatmeal and whatever low calorie, low carb, high protein, low fat thing I can find. It’s not fun. I am also not great at cooking things, meal prep – I can do that, but make things that I want to eat … not so much.

Here’s the plan. Cook books, recipes and YouTube videos to better myself and finally get the skills needed to have a healthy eating lifestyle.

Enter the two books I mentioned in an earlier post.

From these two books (a third is on it’s way, but I may not need it and will send it back) I bookmarked several recipes that look good to me. Here they are in no particular order other than how the are ordered in the books. 1. Mediterranean Breakfast Bowl. 2. Mediterranean Avocado Toast with Fried Eggs. 3. Mediterranean style oatmeal with honey and berries. 4. Mediterranean Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups with Herbed Cream Cheese. 5. Lemon and Chickpea Soup 6. Three Bean Mediterranean Soup. 7. Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Olive Tapenade (I had no idea what what a tapenade was before now) 8. Mediterranean baked chicken with Olives and Tomatoes. 9. Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers. 10. Mediterranean Style Baked Cod with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta. 11. Grilled Salmon with Mediterranean Salsa. 12. Baked Halibut Steaks.

That’s it for the first book, Mediterranean Diet Cookbook with Pictures. Which is actually not a great one. It’s not color and it’s super basic and not worth the $10. But the next book is brilliant. The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat. Full color, very interesting recipes and lots of content! There is a lot of explanation of how to cook, not just listing the ingredients. The author is gifted in both storytelling and cooking. This is a really cool cookbook. There are too many recipes to list for this one, and I really wish I could just take photos of each of the pages and paste them here, pretty sure that the author and publisher would love that. I am going to try the ones from the first book first because I am a total beginner with cooking. As I gain confidence, I’ll add in the second book’s recipes.

There is a lot of fish in this diet. Which is great because the doctor said no more red meat, just things like chicken, fish, turkey, etc. I found this video on how to cook fish that I think will help me prepare fish I will actually eat. Looking for the same for chicken, but I have not found one that I think will work yet. If you know of one …

I’ll keep posting here with updates on how this goes. Stay tuned!