The Mediterranean diet ranked No. 1 among the 40+ diets examined by experts and US News and World Report.

Following a Mediterranean way of eating is sensible, joyful, and balanced. It prioritizes wholesome ingredients and focuses on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes along with lean proteins from fish and poultry and good fats from things like extra virgin olive oil.

It's about eating well to live well and enjoying the process along the way. At The Mediterranean Dish we are here to help. Here you can find easy-to-make Mediterranean recipes, sign up for our weekly Mediterranean meal plan, or get playful in the kitchen and experiment by using the Mediterranean diet food list.



Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

First, let's ditch the word "diet!" Eating the Mediterranean way is not a diet in the restrictive sense with a big list of "dos" and "don'ts."

It's a food philosophy that focuses on wholesome ingredients, bold flavors, celebration, and hospitality. It's about making healthier choices that honor your body and allow you to enjoy the long-term benefits of an active lifestyle with those you care about most. How do you follow this way of eating?

WHAT TO EAT MORE OF


  • Vegetables
  • Greens
  • Fruits Whole Grains
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Legumes

WHAT TO EAT MODERATELY


  • Lean Proteins
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Dairy

WHAT TO EAT LESS OF


  • Red Meats
  • Sweets (sweets are often eliminated if you’re following a stricter Mediterranean diet)
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I'm Suzy, a true daughter of the Mediterranean. The recipes on this site are my personal, contemporary take on the beautiful dishes from the sunny region where I grew up. While not always traditional, the recipes are a celebration of the flavors and heart of the people of the Mediterranean.

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