|Lacham Atzeen – Spiced ground lamb on flat bread with mint and pine nuts|
For the most part, I’ve been eating many foods of what the Greek Diet consists of: fish, whole grains, fruits, nuts and leafy greens. As far as leafy greens, the darker the better. I usually buy fresh spinach and broccoli from my local grocery store or order straight from Fresh Direct. I don’t usually buy the frozen kind, however, it’s OK to because they take less preparation and don’t spoil. I’m also a huge fan of extra-virgin olive oil. I would really like to create a meal of vegetables sauteed with olive oil and whole-grain pasta. I’ll post about this pasta dinner choice in the future! Also, please remember to click on the links of foods so you can see the nutritional value of each.
Foods to eat sparingly in the Greek diet are starchy carbs like white bread and rice, sweets, full-fat dairy products and red meat. I also try to avoid bottled juice because they tend to have way too much sugar. Instead, freshly squeezed juice would be a healthier option.
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