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9 Healthy Foods from the Mediterranean Diet
Trying to eat foods that are better for your heart? Start with these nine staples of Mediterranean cooking.
9 Healthy Foods from the Mediterranean Diet
Trying to eat foods that are better for your heart? Start with these nine staples of Mediterranean cooking.

Healthy Mediterranean Recipes

Greek Kale Salad with Quinoa & Chicken
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Toss the cooked chicken into this healthy 5-ingredient salad recipe while it's still warm to lightly wilt the kale, making it softer and easier to eat. Using store-bought salad dressing saves time, but you could also make your own Mediterranean vinaigrette.
Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Orzo
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Perk up basic chicken breast with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, like lemon, olives and whole-wheat orzo. This load-and-go recipe makes a complete and satisfying meal; just add a green salad.
Roasted Salmon Rice Bowl with Beets & Brussels
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Roasting vegetables and salmon together on one sheet pan while the rice cooks makes an easy, satisfying meal packed with protein, whole grains and veggies. To ensure that you're getting 100 percent whole grains, look for a wild rice blend that consists of wild and brown rice.
Oven-Braised Leeks
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This good-for-your-gut-health food gets super-silky when slowly cooked in the oven. Serve these flavorful braised leeks with roast chicken or fish.
Farro, Kale & Squash Salad
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After a good charring in the skillet, kale stems add a tender-crisp bite and touch of smokiness to this healthy vegetarian kale salad. Feel free to use this healthy recipe as a guide; swap out the farro for any whole grain or the squash for any roasting vegetable, such as cauliflower.
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