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I have been writing for a long time about the Mediterranean diet and how easy and healthy this is. The recipes on the Dr. Gourmet web site use these principles and translate them to dishes and menus that are familiar to you. I have talked about the 9 areas that have been used in research and what this can mean for you.
But how much? What makes up a score?
One of the first really large studies to look at this determined a threshold based on consumption in population of over 22,000 Greeks. The following quiz is based on those thresholds and you can calculate your own diet score based on these amounts. What's Your Mediterranean Diet Score?
You normally think of fish in parchment, but the technique works for almost anything. The trick is to have a little bit of liquid to provide the steam, and if you are using meat like this chicken, slice it thinner so that it will cook quickly.
Once you put the pouch in the oven, it takes about 7 minutes for the liquid to heat up and create steam. Fish will cook in the steam in about 13 or so minutes and the thinly sliced chicken in about 18 minutes.
The practical, daily guide to following a Mediterranean Diet at home. Recipes include Taco Salad, Red Beans and Rice, and Fettuccine Alfredo: familiar foods that your family will love and are great for you. Find out how these and other family favorites can help you be healthier! (And yes, you'll lose weight too!)