If you don’t already know about the benefits of a Mediterranean-inspired diet, it’s a good time to learn. May is National Mediterranean Diet Month, which means you have many days to try some new dishes for their health benefits — and great taste!
A Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle, not a set meal plan. It’s a way of living that incorporates heart-healthy foods into your daily life. The Mediterranean way of eating usually includes:
Some Mediterranean countries include Greece, Israel, Italy, Morocco and Spain. Think about foods that come from those areas and others when you’re planning your weekly menu. Get your kids involved, too. Grab a map and some cookbooks (or the computer). Map out Mediterranean countries and do a little research on the types of foods that are popular in those locales. Not only will you be able to make a plan together, you’ll learn a bit about the various countries, too — a great family activity!
If you’d rather, you might try baking these patties at 425 degrees F for about 20 minutes, flipping once about halfway through the baking time. Be sure to check them during cooking to help ensure they don’t dry out.
Go ahead and get your Greek on with these tasty burgers!
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