Searching for a heart-healthy diet plan? Look no further! The Mediterranean diet has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease and lower “bad cholesterol”. Furthermore, this spectacular diet is connected with lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer. The Mediterranean diet mostly consists of plant-based foods, healthy fats, fish, and chicken, and is paired with an active lifestyle. Plant-based foods include vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fruits, and legumes. This healthy way of eating also only uses oils that contain healthy fats such as olive and canola oils, and skips out on the butter! The Mediterranean diet also promotes using herbs and spices instead of salt and replacing red meat with lean protein options such as poultry and seafood. Check out these recipes!

01 Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata with Goat Cheese

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Check out this delicious recipe from Foodie Crush – 8 yummy ingredients, 20 easy minutes and “voilà!”, you’ve got a quick, delicious breakfast (or dinner) the whole family will enjoy. Try it out on the weekend, pop it in the fridge on Sunday night, and heat it up the next morning for a fast on-the-go breakfast option.

02 Slow Cooker Mediterranean Lentil Soup

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Too tired to cook when you get home after work? Whip up this yummy concoction from Food Network in your crock-pot, turn it on before you leave for the day, and come home to an amazing smelling meal! Want to check out a few of our other crock-pot favorites? Click here.

03 Classic Greek Salad

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Looking for a quick, refreshing recipe for a hot day? You’ve found it! Just add some yummy pita bread to the side and your taste buds will be soaring. Don’t want to make your own Greek salad dressing? Just buy some from the store!

04 Eggplant with Yogurt and Dill

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A delicious way to add some extra “oomph!” to your already planned dinner. Just add some lean protein and whole grain on the side to complete the meal! And don’t forget the fresh herbs like the delicious dill added to this dish!

05 Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

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Salmon is filled with healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids which have many amazing benefits for your body. Pair this delicious salmon with some fresh or roasted veggies, add a serving of whole grains, and enjoy!

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