I'm researching the so called Mediterranean Diet. I remember Dr. Oz did a series about it on Oprah and I thought then, this is food we like. Tons of health benefits. Good for cholesterol and hypertension. Good for weight loss and maintenance. All things we are working on. And, um, very little meat, which is of course a problem at the Osbornes.
Features of the Mediterranean Diet: It is basically the shared food habits of Italy, Greece and Turkey. Add Spain and Morocco depending on who you listen to. Olive oil, fruits and vegetables (7 servings per day!), legumes, whole grains, fish and seafood, very little meat. But you get a glass of wine per day. It's encouraged. Just saying.
There is a lifestyle change that goes a long with it. Eating with people, slowly, and enjoying food. We already know how to do that. Reduction of stress overall in life. That's something we need to work on.
And my favorite sandwich right now?
Spread with basil pesto.
I'm buying pesto 'cause this is my basil plant. I started out the season with 3 of them. It's been wet. Anything that doesn't want to be wet and cold has had some troubles.