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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

With the holiday season upon us, time to turn our attention to Mediterranean recipes that are perfect for holiday meals.

Imagine a holiday table piled high with beautiful plates of brightly colored vegetables, fish, salads, grains, and fresh fruit. You may not be in the Mediterranean, but there’s no reason you can’t bring the Mediterranean diet to your holiday table.

Here are a few healthy, delicious recipes to consider:

1. Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red Pepper Sauce

2. Grilled Salmon & Zucchini with Red Pepper Sauce

3. Fennel, Orange and Radish Salad

What makes these dishes part of a Mediterranean diet?

The Mediterranean diet stresses foods from plant sources, such as vegetables, fruits, cereals and grains, nuts, beans and seeds.

Fish is eaten in moderate amounts and the holidays are a perfect time to indulge! Also, poultry should be limited, and red meat makes an appearance only rarely. Olive oil replaces butter and other unhealthy fats. The less processed the food is, the better.

Multiple studies have even shown the heart healthy benefits of eating the Mediterranean way.

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