Savory, salty, sweet, sour, bitter…
We can experience all the incredible flavors of life with just a taste. If you love food as much as I do, you’ll be excited to hear that we will be catering to not only your wallet but to your stomach as well.
Get Greek Mediterranean Diet Foods on a Budget
You may have seen recent news about the Mediterranean diet and want to know why it’s so important to your health. We put together a slideshow to answer all your burning questions, It features the most important parts of the Greek Mediterranean diet and how you can save money on the main ingredients. That way you can get to the best part – EATING.
Slideshow: How to Eat the Mediterranean Diet on the Cheap
Frugal Foodie: How to Eat the Greek Mediterranean Diet on a Budget
Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise – Mediterranean Style
How frustrating is it to hear about all the wonderful health benefits of certain foods, only to find the price is way out of your budget? That’s exactly why we created the new Frugal Foodie feature. It’s time to make sure you’re able to eat healthy and save money all at once.
Besides whipping up some great meals (and feeling mighty proud of yourself), food can influence your health and well-being. Some benefits are more intense than others, depending on your genes, exercise level, and how often you eat certain foods.
Many studies on the Mediterranean diet have linked it to lower risks of disease and death from chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and high cholesterol levels. Four of these diseases are the top causes of death here in the United States!
Yes, we know you can’t exactly control your DNA.
However, eating better foods regularly could reduce your chance of getting sick and developing certain diseases. Who wouldn’t want the side effects of lower medical bills?
What You Need to Know About the Greek Mediterranean Diet
Best For: Those with family histories or personal risks of obesity, high cholesterol, dementia, loss of bone density, stroke, heart disease, or cancer. Also good for those who simply want to live longer!
Fun Facts: A Greek-Sicilian foodie philosopher named Archestratus created one of the oldest cookbooks in the world in 350 B.C. Considered an expert on food, his recommendations have a huge influence on Greek chefs even today!
Did You Know: Ancient Greeks invented a breakfast favorite – the pancake- using honey instead of maple syrup.
Mediterranean Recipes to Try
- ROASTED RED PEPPER & GOAT CHEESE – CAULIFLOWER “ALFREDO”
- ROASTED MEDITERRANEAN VEGGIES
- GREEK ORANGE ROAST LAMB
- FASOLADA (GREEK BEAN SOUP)
- TRADITIONAL GREEK PITA BREAD
- BARBARA YIANNI’S GRILLED LAMB
Save Money on the Greek Mediterranean Diet
- Find a Farm, Co-Op, or Farmers Market near you
- Shop Groceries at lower-pricedFood For Less stores
- Top-Rated Pinetree Garden Seeds (based on number of 3-star or better reviews)
- Coupon codes for Pinetree Garden Seeds
Save Money on Food
- FOODSAVER VACUUM SEALING SYSTEM STARTER KIT
- 12 oz PANSDORE AIRTIGHT-SEAL STAINLESS STEEL FOOD & STORAGE CONTAINERS ( $3.99)
- HONEY, the coupon-clipping Internet browser extension
Save Money on Wine
Online retailers with discounted wine:
Discounted Wine Clubs
Here are some wine clubs that offer great discounts on antioxidant-rich Mediterranean favorites – at no membership fees!
Frugal Foodie: Healthy Choices On Your Terms
You probably get bombarded with regular reminders to eat better foods. Maybe you even want to start taking charge of your health and improving your diet. Often-used terms like “organic”, “all-natural”, “Paleo”, “free range”, and “juicing” can be enough to make you wave the flag of surrender to McDonald’s.
It’s tough sticking to a new health system, so we’ll help you with strategies to stay responsible and save along the way. Tell us in the comments how you plan to try the super-healthy Greek Mediterranean diet!