Day: February 12, 2021

15 Best Mediterranean Diet Recipes

For the fourth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet has been named the very best by U.S. News & World Report rankings. Since 2018, experts have agreed that the Mediterranean diet doesn’t just aid in weight loss, but it also focuses on the type of foods and flexibility that is most beneficial for our longevity and wellbeing.

Focusing on vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, nuts, beans, and whole grains, the Mediterranean diet isn’t even remotely close to fad dieting but is more so a way of life. Add in moderate amounts of dairy, poultry, eggs, and seafood, and you’ve got a full fridge to cook up basically anything your heart desires. If you’re looking to make the switch in 2021, we want to help. Here are 15 Mediterranean diet recipes to get you started.

And for more, don’t miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

Healthy hummus
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TikTok’s viral baked feta pasta is worth the hype

Though Tiiu Piret posted a version of the dish on her blog in February 2018, fellow Finnish blogger Jenni Hayrinen is credited with making uunifetapasta (Finnish for “oven-baked feta pasta”) go viral in her country after posting her simplified version a year later. “The stores actually ran out of feta cheese here,” Hayrinen told Today.

The baked feta pasta phenomenon came stateside once MacKenzie Smith, the blogger behind Grilled Cheese Social, posted a video to her TikTok of yet another rendition at the end of January (though she posted it to her blog in June 2019). Smith’s single video has now gained nearly 3 million views as of the writing of this article, with the #bakedfetapasta hashtag collectively amassing 52 million views and counting on TikTok.

The premise is simple: Toss a block of feta, tomatoes and a bunch of olive oil together in a pan and throw it

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