Feb 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm #1299828
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
With all the hoopla on the Mediterranean diet being healthier for you, what other relatively quick dishes (i.e. fuel efficient) are out there?
Have the following for dinner:
2) angel hair pasta (preferable with pesto too – do feel free to share your fresh pesto recipes on this thread!!)Feb 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm #1959991
Isn't Mediterranean diet more like fruits and vegetables, olive oil, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grain, some fish, maybe some chicken,…
Couscous and angel hair pasta are un-whole grain – bad, bad, bad,…
But maybe when you're backpacking it's okay
There are lots of dehydrated legume dishes that would be better. Dehydrated fruit. Granola like stuff…Feb 28, 2013 at 10:27 pm #1960003
Mary DBPL Member
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
You can get whole wheat couscous and other pasta (couscous is a form of pasta). They cook in about the same time as the empty calorie, flavorless white variety. Health food stores are your best bet.
Because couscous is almost instant while even angel hair takes quite a while to cook (and is very "al dente" if done freezer-bag cooking style, as well as being apt to poke holes in the bag), I use whole wheat couscous for all pasta dishes.
The Mediterranean diet also includes a glass of red wine daily. Not exactly dehydratable.Feb 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm #1960008
"The Mediterranean diet also includes a glass of red wine daily. Not exactly dehydratable."
Is it the grape skins or the alcohol? You could eat some raisins and a cocktail with some high percentage alcoholMar 1, 2013 at 7:54 am #1960083
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Take one of the shelf-stable Tetra Paks of wine…lol! OK, I despise wine for drinking :-D I eat my tasty home-dried wine grapes (raisins). So good!
Anyhow, yes, there are plenty of whole wheat options. Top with raw nuts, EVOO, lots of fried veggies and so on.Mar 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm #1960211
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Rick MBPL Member
delMar 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm #1960255
Lots of fruits and vegetables are common between Medeterranean and Okinawa diet.
According to wikipedia, Okinawans eat more Sweet Potato instead of rice.
O and M both eat relatively small amounts of meat, sugar
O and M both eat some fish
O and M eat no processed c**p like we are marketed so heavily and eat here. No high fructose corn syrup.Mar 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm #1960273
Rick MBPL Member
delMar 2, 2013 at 12:14 am #1960384
The Mediterranean diet is healthier than current American diets because of the higher consistency of fruits and vegetables. Olive oil is lauded as a key component and as "heart healthy." But in all honesty, it could only be considered "heart healthy" compared to other fats. As a monounsaturated fat, it is healthier than saturated and trans fats, that much is true. But as a fat, it isn't something you want to ingest in great quantity as it isn't good for your heart.
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