5 delicious recipes to kick start 2019

When is a diet NOT a diet?

When you can LOSE weight…without even noticing that you’re on one!

That, my friend, is where the Mediterranean diet shines the most…

This rich lifestyle is packed with filling portions of foods you already know and love.

This is the ONE RESOLUTION you need to make and keep this year – and I’ll prove it to you right now...

The diet so simple ANYONE can follow it

Let’s face it: Quick weight loss is what we’re all after… and it’s certainly what you’ll get here.

But you’ll also get so much MORE, including a few benefits you won’t see or feel right away.

See, this healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of nearly EVERY major killer condition, including:

  • Stroke by 17 percent
  • Heart attack by 31 percent
  • Heart disease by 47 percent
  • Diabetes by 40 percent
  • Cognitive decline by 35 percent
  • Alzheimer’s disease by 53 percent

There are plenty of ways to get started with the Mediterranean diet (buy a cookbook, hunt online, phone your friends…).

But I’m going to make it REALLY easy for you!

I’ve got what you need to get started right here with FIVE delicious dishes that are easy to prepare.

5 easy Mediterranean diet recipes you need to see

BREAKFAST: Omelet

We all love omelets, but everyone is afraid of eggs these days because of the fat and cholesterol… and when they do eat them, they stick to the whites.

Not on this diet.

Eggs – yolk and all – are proven to control hunger so you eat less later on, making them the perfect way to start the day.

Crack a pair of eggs, beat them with some onions, peppers and your favorite herbs and spices. Fry it with a little extra-virgin olive oil, melt a little cheese into it and fold it over.

Just skip the toast and you’re all set!

LUNCH: Shredded chicken avocado salad

This is perfect for leftover chicken. Shred leftover cooked chicken, place it in a bowl with diced onions, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, and chunks of fresh avocado. Toss with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil, juice from a slice of lemon and chopped parsley. Serve on a bed of fresh spinach.

DINNER

Appetizer: Lentil soup

This classic will have everyone reaching for a second bowl… good thing it’s so easy to make!

Sautee garlic, onions and julienne carrots in olive oil, then add 4-6 cups of chicken or vegetable stock. Add salt and pepper to taste as well as fresh Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary. Dump in your lentils, boil, then reduce to a simmer until the lentils are tender (about 15-20 minutes).

Main dish: Spatchcock chicken

Here’s the easiest – and fastest – roast chicken you’ll ever make. Cut the entire bird right down the middle so it’s essentially split in half and flat on your cooking tray.

Squeeze a lemon over it, then rub with garlic, rosemary and thyme and roast at 450 until the internal temperature hits 165. Keep an eye on it; splitting the bird makes it cook much faster!

Here’s a trick: you can add a minute or two under the broiler if the skin isn’t crisp enough to your liking.

Dessert: Mediterranean mousse

Yes, you can still have dessert. This one is delicious AND healthy… not to mention so easy you can make it in minutes.

Heat about half a cup of almond milk on low, slowly stirring in 3 ounces of shaved or powdered dark chocolate. Add a dash of vanilla and about a tablespoon of honey and mix it well.

Pour about 2 cups of green yogurt into a bowl, mix in the chocolate sauce you just made and chill in the fridge 2-3 hours. Serve with strawberry slices or fresh berries and garnish with a sprig of mint.