The Mediterranean Meal Plan
The Top Diet for Healthy Eating
Rated #1 diet overall by U.S. News & World Report
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Mediterranean Meal Plan Delivery
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Protein You Can Feel Good About
Sustainable seafood and meats free of antibiotics, hormones, and steroids
Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good Fats
Healthy fats sourced from nuts, seeds, avocados, and olives
Hand-Crafted Sauces and Hand-Picked Spices
Bursting with flavors that span the globe and rock your world
Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Nutrition
Sunbasket’s Mediterranean diet meals are the perfect balance of healthy and delicious to keep you satisfied and stoked. And each meal gets the thumbs-up from our in-house dietitians––because if the dietitians ain’t happy in our house, then how are you gonna be happy in yours?
- Portion Paradise: About 400-800 calories per serving
- Packed With Protein and Fiber: At least 10 grams protein & 5 grams fiber per serving
- Good-for-You Fats: Unsaturated fats sourced from olives and olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados
Frequently Asked Questions
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Pillars of the Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan
The Mediterranean meal plan is rooted in an abundance of fresh, plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes. Olive oil is the primary source of monounsaturated fat; fish and seafood are the primary proteins, with moderate amounts of poultry, dairy, and eggs to follow. Red meat and sugary treats can be enjoyed with Mediterranean diet meals, as long as it’s rare (in frequency, not your steak’s temp––nice try!) and in moderate portions. Not quite as many pillars as the Parthenon, huh?
Origins of the Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet was identified in the 1960s as research revealed that populations from Mediterranean regions (particularly Southern Italy, the isle of Crete, and Greece) were considerably healthier than those elsewhere. These Mediterranean populations were also revealed to enjoy longer lifespans and less incidence of disease. Studies indicated that the common denominator seemed to be diet; through further research, the Mediterranean diet was formally born. Olives have been sexy ever since.
Sample Mediterranean Diet Meals for a Well-Rounded Mediterranean Diet
To supplement your Sunbasket Mediterranean diet weekly meal plan delivery, here are a few ideas for other meals for Mediterranean diet practitioners:
- Breakfasts: Vegetable omelet, oatmeal and fruit, greek yogurt and nuts
- Lunches: Tuna salad, whole-grain vegetable wrap, green salad with grilled fish
Olive Oil, a Friendly Fat
Olive oil is an important staple in the Mediterranean diet meal plan. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is a good source of monounsaturated fat, which has been shown to improve cholesterol levels. We definitely recommend that you keep a good-quality olive oil on hand for cooking your Sunbasket Mediterranean diet weekly meal plan dinners. Your cholesterol will thank you alongside your palate.
Pair Mediterranean Diet Meals With an Active Lifestyle
Even when you’re digging into super-healthy Mediterranean diet meals, it can’t just be all eat and no play. What you eat is just one avenue to support your health and well-being, and physical activity provides its own host of benefits. Even light exercise, such as walking or yoga, can be enough to get your heart rate up and benefit your overall well-being. We recommend finding a routine you’re likely to stick to: a nightly stroll with your family after dinner, a spin class with a friend, or yoga on the beach in Mykonos––hey, we all can dream!