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Just like any other diet, the Mediterranean diet can turn to be boring, but not if you make an effort to spice things up. Here are some ideas on how you can add excitement to your diet.
Eating the same kinds of food over and over can be daunting. There is a popular misconception that Mediterranean diet is all about vegetables, but come to find out, it is much, much more than just a vegetarian diet and it offers a wide selection of foods to choose from.
Fruits and vegetables are a popular part of the Mediterranean diet and unique kitchen gifts.
It offers many fresh vegetables to choose from. Mixing several vegetables will give you a healthy, colorful and mouth watering salad. Whether you are serving your salad as a meal, an appetizer or as a side dish, always serve it chilled, as it tastes better. When serving a salad as a main dish, it is advisable that you add protein, which you can do by adding cheese, eggs, beans, meat or any other ingredient of your choice. This will make the salad healthier and more filling than having the salad on its own. Use fruits add flavor and nutrients to your vegetable salad. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar both add the best flavor when drizzled on a salad. These vinaigrettes are also a huge part of the Mediterranean style salads.
Bread with olive oil, especially traditional French bread is a popular component of the Mediterranean diet dispensed with a hand blown cruet.
Although preparing French bread or any other yeast breads can be very time-consuming, the taste and nutritional rewards are worth the effort. If you would like to add substance to your bread, adding Olive Focaccia is the way to go. Focaccia flavor can be altered effortlessly to concur with your personal flavor inclination. If olives do not appeal to your taste, you can use other ingredients as your toppings. Most people also favor onions, chopped sun-dried tomatoes or fresh herbs. Season your bread with black pepper, preferably freshly ground, as it will give it an enriched taste.
Pizza is everyone’s favorite bread and making your own home made Pizza will spice up things even more. Homemade pizza bread is much better than the premade crusts as it has better taste and texture. What’s more, the toppings list is endless too. The basic cheese-and-tomato pie is known as Pizza Margarita in Italy. To turn the Pizza Margarita one of the tastiest Mediterranean bread all you have to do is add your favorite herbs.
With fruits, breads, vegetables, pizza, salads, fish and beans to choose from, you have much more to choose from than just vegetables. Fish is not only a healthy option but it will also break the monotony of only having vegetables. If you live by the seaside, you are in luck as you can get a fresh fish easily and at a reasonable price. If you live far from the sea, do not despair, as there are many options available for you too. Fish fillets are a great option and they are available in almost all grocery stores. Canned fish is another cost effective option that is readily available. Canned fish is stored in a way that preserves both the fish and its texture making it a great substitute for fresh fish. You can serve fish on its own, with beans or with green salad as a side dish.