OK, so the spelling of apparently was not correct, but when something is apparent, it is eye catching, right? So I have used the pears as an example. I have recently been discussing and sharing recipes from the Mediterranean Diet and I wanted to pass on what is probably the biggest “To Do” of the whole food prep and consumption parts of the plan. Eat 5 Servings of Fruits and or Vegetables Every Day.
When I first read this it seemed like a whole lot, but it isn’t really. A serving is 1/2 cup and if you eat a big salad with lettuce, tomato, and a bit of celery or a bit of green onion that is about 3 servings. I make a salad with butter lettuce, ice berg lettuce, bagged chopped cabbage, cold green beans or corn and any other leftover veg I have in the fridge.
If you are not in to so much green salad, try a fruit salad. You will be surprised how quickly you can get to three or four servings. Chop an apple, slice a banana, add a few grapes, and put in a small can of pineapple chunks and there you are. Add lean meat, chicken or tofu or my favorite which is salmon or tuna and life if good. The Mediterranean Diet is not nearly so challenging as I thought it would be. It is also very easy to modify. I am a pescaterian and I have no problem at all. MMMM, fish and shellfish!