We don’t often play favorites, but the Mediterranean diet is definitely a way of eating we can get behind. If you’re thinking of giving it a try, you’ll want to load up on veggies — and stock your pantry with these Mediterranean diet essentials.
Affordable and versatile, black beans are a nutrient-dense pantry staple. It is always a good idea to have a can — or three — on hand for quick and easy weeknight meals. Turn them into soups and chilis, use them to add heft to salads, and stuff them in everything from peppers to lettuce-wrap tacos.
Of all the 13 vitamins and minerals essential to our day-to-day diet, calcium ranks high. But milk isn’t the only good source of calcium. While dairy — cheese and yogurt, included — is probably the most well-known way to get your daily dose, here are 3 more foods to consider.
The last—and we mean last—thing you need after tackling your to-do list and making dinner on a typical weekday is a sink full of dishes. We’re right there with you. So we gathered up some favorite easy vegetarian dinners you can make in one vessel, be it baking sheet, skillet, pot, what have you, so you can eat, clean up and get busy relaxing for the rest of the night.
So, you want some noodles, but you have celiac, or you’re gluten intolerant. You could reach for a gluten-free pasta made from corn or rice—but they’re high in carbohydrates, and research shows they can cause blood sugar to leap even higher than wheat-based noodles. Bean pastas to the rescue!
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This simple vegetarian dish began with the idea of a deconstructed pesto: Sliced tomatoes, crisp-tender wax beans and baby arugula take on new meaning when drizzled with excellent olive oil gently infused with young garlic and topped with slivered sweet basil and roasted pine nuts. This pairs well with the Grilled Chicken with Ruby Plum Compote.