You deserve to eat great food. Food that looks enticing, tastes delicious and nourishes your body and soul.
The Mediterranean approach to eating ticks all these boxes. Look no further for vibrant, tasty dishes, packed with nutrients.
Recommended by the NHS, studies have shown that people who follow a Mediterranean diet have healthier hearts and are likely to live longer.
Rich in fibre, it offers protection against cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and is beneficial to those with diabetes. It can even curb frailty and lead to better brain function in old age.
New research shows that the benefits of a Mediterranean diet come from both the food and how we eat it. Making time for conversation with loved ones and building closer family bonds over a shared meal can be just as important as the food we choose to consume.
‘This is food to share and savour with friends, with a dash of laughter and a generous sprinkling of conversation. So pull up a chair, have a glass of wine, relax and enjoy…‘ Antonio Carluccio, OBE OMRI, Italian chef, restaurateur and founder of The Antonio Carluccio Foundation.
What should you put on your plate?
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet couldn’t be more simple.
No weighing, measuring or calorie counting. Just enjoying good food every day.
- vegetables and fruits
- legumes (beans, lentils, pulses)
- olive oil
- unsalted nuts and seeds
- drink 6-8 glasses of water a day
- starchy carbohydrates (oats, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes); opt for wholegrain/wholemeal
- A small glass (125ml) of red wine can be beneficial
- processed foods
- added sugars
- fizzy drinks
‘The Mediterranean diet isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s about people taking the time to eat together, family and friends enjoying a shared experience. This social health aspect is as important as the food.’ Toral Shah, nutritional scientist and founder of The Urban Kitchen.
Mediterranean inspired recipes
Kickstart your taste trip to the Med with these sensational dishes…
An Italian rainbow of colour and flavour with fun little hat-shaped pasta
Sunshine on a plate, with bulgur wheat and avocado to help you feel fuller for longer
Make your taste buds zing with punchy prawns and spinach