Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mediterranean Diet Larder List


In the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies, authors Meri Raffetto and Wendy Jo Peterson offer the following list of suggested Mediterranean staples to keep on hand and replenished regularly on your grocery list.

Breads
> Whole-wheat sandwich bread
> Whole-wheat crusty loaves like French bread


Grains and Pasta
> Cheese tortellini
> Bulgur wheat
> Favorite pastas such as spaghetti, penne, or vermicelli
> Pearl barley
> Polenta

Dairy Case
> Cheeses such as mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, and crumbled feta and goat cheese
> Lowfat cottage cheese
> Lowfat milk
> Lowfat yogurt

Fruit
> Any fresh fruit
> Avocadoes
> Fresh or frozen berries with no sugar added
> Fruit canned in its own juice
> Olives

Vegetables and Herbs
> Fresh, frozen, or canned veggies
> Fresh or dried herbs

Protein foods
> Assorted nuts or nut butters (such as peanut butter)
> Chicken
> Dried or canned legumes
> Eggs
> Fish or seafood
> Lean beef
> Lean deli meats
> Pork
> Prosciutto

Fats
> Olive oil for cooking
> High-quality or flavored extra-virgin olive oil for dipping

Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies
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