The diet is inspired by people who live in and around the Mediterranean Sea. It’s based on food rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean protein, olive oil and at least two servings of seafood a week. This diet has consistently been ranked as one of the healthiest by nutrition and health professionals. Learn more at USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Mediterranean Eating Plan.
Following a Mediterranean diet is simple, with just a little meal planning and preparation. Here are some quick meal-prepping tips!
- Keep a few staples on hand to make it super simple to follow.
- Fill your pantry with whole grains, like pasta, rice and crackers.
- Stock your fridge with a variety of fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce mixes and berries.
Of course not! Snacking can certainly be part of the Mediterranean diet.
Here are some simple StarKist® snack ideas:
Or check out this tip sheet for some simple snack hacks to get you further inspired!
We sure do! In addition to those recipes featured in our above gallery, here are a few other of our Mediterranean favorites:
The Mediterranean diet includes tasty foods that can be prepared and packaged ahead of time to take on the go. Pack a salad, a bag of veggies or rice cakes, and simply add a Creations Pouch of StarKist® Tuna, Salmon or Chicken. These protein-packed pouches are easy to take with you to eat, whenever and wherever. Just tear, eat and go!®