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Now that we’re about to take part in a gluttonous Thanksgiving day meal, what are some good, healthy #Mediterranean snacks I can eat?

Well when #EatingWell, #EatingMediterranean here are some idea along with links to their recipes which can help you “lose those turkey pounds” following the holiday:

Cherries with Ricotta & Toasted Almonds

Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting--yet calorie-conscious--treat. Get the recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22189/cuisines-regions/mediterranean-food/10-minute-snacks-from-the-mediterranean-diet/slideshow/10-minute-snacks-from-the-mediterranean-diet/?recipeid=249389

When eating meals, a good part of the #MediterraneanDiet, it also includes moderate amounts of red wine, around 1 glass per day.

This dish may not include wine in it’s recipe but it goes great with one:

Chilaquiles Casserole

This dish is an enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole is packed with nutritious beans and vegetables. Get the recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249179/chilaquiles-casserole/

For the #MediterraneanDiet, Coffee and tea are also completely acceptable, but avoid sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit juices, which are very high in sugar.

#EatingWell, #EatingMediterranean doesn’t mean you have to avoid cake, it just means it’s a different variety.

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

If you like spinach-cheese pie (#spanakopita), try these simple but elegant-looking little spinach cakes. Get the recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252946/parmesan-spinach-cakes/

Healthy Mediterranean snacks should always include items like a piece of fruit but when you’re craving pasta if your #EatingWell, #EatingMediterranean then try:

Tuna Pasta with Olives & Artichokes

Tossed grilled tuna with pasta, artichoke hearts, green olives and tomatoes. Get the recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22253/cuisines-regions/mediterranean/healthy-mediterranean-pasta-recipes/slideshow/healthy-mediterranean-pasta-recipes/?recipeid=250073

For the #MediterraneanDiet try some:

  • carrots or baby carrots are great Mediterranean snacks.
  • a some berries or grapes to your yogurt for a healthy snack.
  • add a little almond butter to your apple slice for a healthy snack.

Finally, #EatingWell, #EatingMediterranean means you can enjoy that famous Italian dish like:

Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza

In this healthy, gluten-free cauliflower “pizza” recipe, shredded cauliflower is mixed with mozzarella and oregano to make a flourless crust that echoes the flavor of a traditional pizza pie. Get the recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250891/mediterranean-cauliflower-pizza/



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