Recipes for Mediterranean Diet are meal recipes made using foods appropriate for Mediterranean cuisine.
Although Mediterranean diet doesn't have to be hypocaloric, it is one of the healthiest diets for weight management and if required, weight loss.
Here is the full list of our recipes. You can follow them by the letter or adjust them to your personal needs.
Bedtime protein shakes and smoothies can be excellent choice for last meal of the day. Combining slow digesting protein sources with sources of complex carbs, fats and fibers, one creates very satiating, tasty meals with limited amount of calories.
Raspberries and strawberries can be used to make protein smoothie with low glycemic load, a smoothie which digests slowly and feeds the body with nutrients for a longer period of time.
Although protein powders are not part of traditional Mediterranean diet, they can help one to make healthy meals quickly and easily.
Halibut is one of the richest natural vitamin D sources with almost 1100 IU per 100g of fish meat (Greenland Halibut). Just a 50g of halibut can provide a daily amount for an adult. And halibut and potato soup is an easy and very tasty recipe to make.
Sauteed halibut fillets are great tasting fish meal, high in vitamin D. Just like halibut fillets, one can prepare other fish fillets using this method.
A pan fish can be great source of vitamin D, lean animal protein and other vitamins and minerals, at acceptable price. Even if buy some fatty fish, those fats are healthy fats and the fattier the fish, generally, the more vitamin D and omega-3 it has. Boiling is an easy and fast fay to prepare a great fish meal.
Sea Bass can be found year long as fresh or frozen whole fish or as a fillet. Pan frying is the simplest way of preparing any fish, quickly and easily. Using parsley, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil can turn great tasting fish into a delicacy.
Barbequed sea bass or any similar fish is great tasting meal which is also great source of natural vitamin D. Barbequed food taste so much better, but it is not very healthy to eat it because of compounds found in food due to oil dripping on embers. But, it can be avoided ...
Salmon and Norway lobster mixed stew is not the quickest meal to make, but it is very tasty and rich in vitamin D, healthy fatty acids and other beneficial nutrients.
Fish pate is one of my favorite snack recipes. It takes just a few minutes to make and it can stay in the fridge few days. And protein in tuna can is great muscle building macronutrient...
Chicken Caesar salad recipe is type of grilled chicken salad where grilled chicken meat is mixed with various vegetables creating main course salad. This grilled chicken salad recipe can be very fulfilling meal with low amount of calories.
Shrimp pasta is one of my favorite cheat meals - it is quickly made, although it requires some cooking, but it is worth it. If you limit olive oil used for preparing this meal, you will get perfect protein + complex carbs meal, ideal as first solid meal after PWM. Even if you do add a little bit more olive oil, it is cheat time :)
Barbequed squids are very tasty and if you keep carbs low, you can have great cheat meal. 'Cheat' - you don't care (too much) about calories and nutrient intake in general.
Fried trouts are rich in protein, low on fat, have no carbs. There are some minerals and omega-3. Content of fats can be increased with olive oil, but beware of calories.
Steamed mussels and broccoli is one of the healthiest meals around, very fulfilling and it is made quickly and easily.
Steamed prawns with vegetable mix is quick, healthy and tasty meal. It is rich in protein and carbs with plenty of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Adding olive oil improves already great taste and also increases calories from fats.
Fish stew recipes are one of my favorite fish recipes. It is very tasty, can be made relatively quickly and depending on side dish, can be even low calorie meal. But, most often, it is one of my cheat meals.
Grilled salmon fillets with vegetables (zucchini this time) is one of the best meals for anybody wanting low calorie, protein rich meal. Fats are moderate, but this fat comes from one of the best sources - salmon.
Gilthead sea bream is one of the delicacies from the sea - it is rich in protein and healthy fats and can be found year around on fish markets. Sea bream grilled in non-stick grilling pan is quick and easy recipe to make.
Grilled sardines recipe is one of the simplest fish recipes around. Grilling sardines on non-stick grilling pan creates very quick and healthy meal for everyone, loaded with vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids ...
Canned sardines are one of the best canned foods that exists. Sardines can be canned in ordinary vegetable oil, olive oil, tomato juice, salt water etc. As food, canned sardines are eaten whole, with the bones (softened by canning process) - very rich in protein, omega-3, vitamin D, calcium, phosphorous and other macro and micronutrients...
Mackerel is one of the most common species of fish that can be found - fresh, fresh frozen, canned etc. Mackerel recipes using canned mackerel don't taste so good as freshly caught, prepared and eaten mackerel, but nonetheless, they can provide us with good source of animal protein, also rich in healthy fats and some minerals and vitamins.
Mussels pasta recipe is quick and relatively easy recipe to make. Cooking frozen mussels is practically the same as cooking fresh mussels - fresh mussels taste better, but frozen ones are available all year long ...
Fried hake fillets are rich in protein, low on fat, have no carbs. There are some minerals and omega-3, but not much of omega-3 when compared with some fattier fish.
Steamed vegetables and fish is one of the healthiest meals one can have. Steamed broccoli and salmon are top of the top ...
Salmon fillets are great source of protein and healthy fats. Salmon is very tasty fish, but even a quick marinade can improve taste even further ...
Pan grilled European Sea Bass - Branzino - with wholegrain pasta is one of my favorite protein + complex carbs meals, suitable as last solid meal before workout or as first solid meal after workout. Of course, I don't mind having it whenever it fits my daily eating plan :o)
Prawns fried on non-stick frying pan are great and healthy snack or a whole meal, depending on a side dish you are going to eat with them - some vegetable mix, salad etc. Or, one can eat them simply as chips ...
There are many ways of preparing calamari, whether you are on a diet or not. Grilled or baked stuffed calamari is one of my favorite calamari recipes. It takes some time to make, but it is worth your time and effort. And this is one of my favorite cheat meals, so don't even bother on counting calories ...
Salmon is one of the most popular fish species that can be found on our menus. It is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, some minerals and vitamins. Mercury levels are low in salmon, so it is more than safe to eat - fresh, frozen, canned etc.
Recipes for canned tuna are quick and easy meals to make. Canned tuna can be consumed as one pleases and canned tuna can be kept for longer periods of time.
Canned tuna recipes and recipes for other canned fish, benefit from the fact that canned fish meat can be eaten right away from the cans and there is no need for any kind of cooking of such fish meat.
Eggs, cheese and peas salad is one of the quickest and easiest meals to prepare.
Potato salad is very fulfilling salad. It can be eaten alone (vegetarian meal) or as side dish with fish, meat, eggs etc.
Lettuce Salad is sometimes considered as one of the 'real' salads. This is very voluminous meal, yet, it has so few calories.
Peas, pasta, broccoli salad is very fulfilling salad and it takes it maybe 10-15 minutes to make it. Main ingredients are frozen peas, frozen broccoli and some whole wheat pasta. If you want, you can add some low fat or cottage cheese. Low fat or cottage cheese can be added to increase protein content.
Mashed Cauliflower with Peas is great side dish for meatheads, but also can be full meal for vegans with or without added vegetable protein.
Sweet corn with white and red cabbage salad is very fulfilling type of salad, loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibers and other nutrients. It is quickly made and very tasty. In order to keep calories low, be very careful with salad dressing (read labels) and oil.
Japanese quail eggs and pasta salad is main course type of salad - it can be great daily snack or even full meal. This salad is quick and easy meal to make ...
Mixed Salad with egg whites is main course salad. It is very voluminous dish and if made without oil or with minimum amount of oil, it is also very low in calories.
Chicken and beans salad is one of the fastest recipes we have around. All you need is can of some vegetable (beans in this case), some already made meat (chicken) – and quick, healthy meal is ready in just a few minutes.
Peas, cheese and pasta salad is very fulfilling salad and it takes it maybe 10-15 minutes to make it. Main ingredients are frozen peas, low fat or cottage cheese and some whole wheat pasta.
Salami and Cheese Sandwich is quick and easy snack to make. It is also healthy meal, if you pay attention to ingredients.
Omega-3 egg sandwich with tomato is quick snack recipe suitable in the morning for a breakfast or for any other meal during the day ...
Steamed turkey breasts with vegetables represents great meal for anybody watching calories and wanting to get lean - or stay there.
Pan fried turkey breast can be tasty and healthy meal that can be prepared in just a few minutes. Marinating turkey breast enhance flavor of turkey breast meat.
Pork is often avoided by people wanting to lose some weight or by those wanting to stay in shape - with no reason. Lean pork cuts are great source of protein and some vitamins and minerals. Fat content is low, often less than 2g of fat per 100g of lean meat.
Such meat can have great taste, but when marinated, it is a delicacy ...
Chicken breasts are great source of animal protein with very low amounts of fats and no carbs. It is easy to marinate any meat, chicken breasts included. It will make great change for your taste buds with no or almost no additional calories.
Caesar salad with minced beef is not so quick and not so easy meal to make - when compared with other recipes around Staying Fit. But it is definitely a recipe worth trying to make - it is one of my favorite cheat meals and a very good meal as first solid meal after a workout.
Boneless skinless chicken thigh recipe is simple and tasty meal to make. It is packed with animal protein, mineral and vitamins and with veggies as side dish, represents full and balanced meal. It takes some time to make, but it is well worth it.
Grill pan fried chicken breast with sauerkraut are one of my recipes using sauerkraut. Chicken breast provides lean protein, while sauerkraut provides great taste, aroma, some complex carbs and fibers.
Stuffed beef recipes are one of my favorite cheat meals. It takes some time to prepare them, but taste and fragrance are delicious.
Procedure is simple and straightforward, but as I said, it takes some time.
Steamed marinated chicken breasts and broccoli is easy and fast meal to make. It takes maybe 25 - 30 minutes to cook, but it takes only few minutes to prepare all ingredients and to put them to cook. And after cooking, all you have to clean is steam cooker - great :o)
Chicken breasts with rice represent meal high in protein and relatively fast carbs and very low in fat. It is great daily meal for ectomorphs and maybe mesomorphs. Endomorphs should be eating it only on high carbohydrate days as last solid meal before workout and first solid meal after workout.
Veal schnitzels recipe is simple and tasty meal to make. Packed with animal protein, mineral and vitamins with veggies as side dish, represent full and balanced meal for every occasion - daily meal, bed time meal, last solid meal before workout, first solid meal after workout etc
Barbecue spice rub is used to enhance flavor, aroma and fragrance of the food being prepared on the barbecue. Barbecued food is not often found on the menu of people trying to stay under 10% body fat (BF), but from time to time, we all need some relaxation - both body and mind :o)
Egg whites with mushrooms and cherry tomato salad is very easy and quick meal to make. It is very low in fat and carbohydrates and rich in protein and dietary fibers - ideal meal for anybody on cutting diet. On the other hand, any meal like this will make you satiated for only limited period of time ...
There are various recipes for making healthy pancakes that also taste well - this is one of them and I like both it's taste and it's nutrients profile. Recipe is simple to follow, but it takes some practice when baking pancakes.