Have you been thinking about improving your health with delicious flavors from Greece and Italy? Upon researching traditional foods from the Mediterranean, you are bound to find that the people living in these countries live much healthier lifestyles and have a lower risk of disease. It’s no surprise; vegetables, fruits, legumes, seafood, and moderation are essential ingredients in most of their meals, affording them the luxury of a long, healthy life. We’ll go over simple ways to include Mediterranean elements in your everyday meals and introduce you the delicious, organic benefits of eating your way through the coast using Green Valley products!
Start Living the Mediterranean Lifestyle
It’s not hard to make the switch to dining like you live on the coast! Start small with fresh, minor changes to your meals and try avoiding processed meat, added sugars and other highly processed foods. Stick with whole grains, Green Valley beans, organic vegetables like corn and peas, and extra virgin olive oil to get started. Remember, this plan can be adjusted to your individual needs and preferences!
Let’s Get Started with Beans!
First things first, you’re going to want to start stacking up on ingredients you already know are just as tasty as they are good for you, and just so happen to be a staple in the Mediterranean lifestyle. From black beans to garbanzo beans, there are tons of ways to incorporate legumes into your everyday diet to reap the enormous health benefits. According to Bean Institute, beans are rich in slowly digestible carbohydrates and fiber. Beans also provide protein as well as important vitamins and minerals in the diet. Numerous studies show that beans have a low glycemic index, which may help to prevent diabetes and heart disease.
Find Ways to Fit Beans into Your Favorite Meals
Now that you know that beans are good for your health, we’re here to help you find new ways to fit them into your day-to-day. Go for a Greek classic like a Sweet Pea & Garbanzo Bean Falafel or enjoy a refreshing Mediterranean Bean Salad. If you’re feeling bold, we recommend whipping up a Mediterranean Spinach & Beans dish or prepare a couple of Mediterranean White Bean and Tuna Salad Toasts. Whatever you choose, you’ll have health on your side.
Complete Your Mediterranean Dish with Our Organic Green Valley Vegetables
No Mediterranean meal is complete without flavorful, organic, and wholesome vegetables. Here’s where we come in. Luckily for you, Green Valleys got the best! Our Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, Peas, and Cut Green Beans are the perfect addition to any of your Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Our recommendation? Mix and match our organic vegetables for optimal taste!
Healthy Habits That’ll Stick with You!
When you like something it’s easier to stick to it. When cooking your Mediterranean-inspired meals, take note of what feels natural and easy to you. When you have a solid, healthy foundation, adding new steps to your routine becomes easier and in turn, more enjoyable for you!
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