How I Prepare My Fruits & Veggies for the Week-Mediterranean Diet

Once I have my groceries home, I immediately prep them. I get everything ready to go for my meals and snacks. These groceries should last for two weeks, allowing an additional trip for fresh produce if necessary. Check out everything I purchased here Mediterranean Diet Food Pyramid-Shopping Healthy on a Budget Fruit is problematic for…

Fasolada Greek Navy Bean Soup-Mediterranean Diet

Fasolada is a traditional Greek meal. The ingredients are cheap and feed a lot of people. Fasolada is so popular that it’s called the national dish of Greece.   Ingredients 1 pound of uncooked navy beans (You can also use white kidney beans, lima beans or butter beans.) 2 carrots roughly cut 1 medium onion…

My Favorite Snacks

Since I follow the Mediterranean Diet Food Pyramid, snacks are typically nuts, fruits, and vegetables. That can get boring after a while so I’ve come up with new ways to make my snacks tasty and unique. Of course, they’re all gluten-free. I start my week off with strawberries, grapes and hard-boiled eggs prepped and ready to…

Mediterranean Diet Food Pyramid-Shopping Healthy on a Budget

Getting healthy in 2017 is not a resolution. It’s my new lifestyle. Last year, I had a major surgery, and I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)  which is a degenerative autoimmune disease. I also have high blood pressure and desperately need to lost weight…a lot of weight. I realized I couldn’t get healthy on my own, so…

Apple Cider Beef Stew

This meal is hearty, healthy, and hella good. Simply toss everything in a slow cooker and let it go. Of course, it’s gluten-free and a great Mediterranean Diet dish. Ingredients: A pound of beef stew meat 1 yellow onion, diced 3 garlic cloves 2 carrots, diced 2 celery sticks, chopped 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed…

Cabbage Soup

Cabbage soup is often used as part of a diet plan, but I make it to have as a low-calorie lunch or dinner that I can eat throughout the work week. This soup is really tasty and you can always add potatoes or meat if you want a heartier dish. My version meets the guidelines…

Purge Week-Getting Back on Budget (March)

I’ve been knocked off my game. I started out the year determined to establish a solid and effective budget. Cutting the fat and making wise choices. I made some sacrifices and reeled in my miscellaneous spending. I even found a way to curb my grocery bill by shopping at ALDI’s and catching sales at traditional…

Basil Chicken with Garlic Olive Oil

I was rummaging through my cabinet when I saw a can of black olives. It sparked this recipe which is loaded with flavor from herbs to olive oil. I created this dish following the guidelines of the Mediterranean Diet Plan and it’s gluten-free. Ingredients: 1 to 2 chicken breasts 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes Fresh basil sprigs 5…

Gluten-Free Food…For Less

Recently, my doctor advised that I adopt a gluten-free diet due to some digestive and health issues I’ve been having.  The thought of going gluten-free was overwhelming even with the help of my nutritionist.  I did the obligatory Internet search, but I was still confused. So I decided to go old school and look for a book. The…

Clean Out Your Fridge & Clean Up Your Diet

The refrigerator is the life source of a home, yet most of us don’t know what we have inside it. Every week something goes bad: milk, lettuce, leftovers. Most people keep their fridge clean for the most part. It’s just not organized. Things get lost or forgotten and go unused. If you have a small…