Happy Mediterranean Diet Month! This health promoting diet ranked #1 yet again in U.S. News and World Report’s best diets and has been associated with lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer! Although the month is almost finished, it’s not too late to celebrate and incorporate some fresh Mediterranean-style recipes into your menu. So we decided to round up a few of our favorite Mediterranean-style breakfast recipes that feature lots of plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains and healthier fats, like monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, from olive oil, nuts and seeds. Enjoy!
Strawberry Basil Avocado Toast
This Strawberry Basil Avocado Toast from Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT features fiber-rich wholegrain toast topped with healthier fats from hemp seeds and avocados along with vitamin C-rich strawberries!
Salmon with Spinach on Brown Rice Cakes
This Salmon with Spinach on Brown Rice Cakes recipe from Monica Salafia MS, RD, CPT is perfect for a quick but nutritious bite that uses whole, nutrient rich foods common to the Mediterranean region: hummus, seafood, and leafy greens!
Tomato Basil Steel Cut Oats
This Tomato Basil Steel Cut Oats recipe from Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian, is loaded with fiber-packed steel cut oats, plant-based protein from the baked tofu, and health protective nutrients from the tomatoes and basil.
Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans
Katie Cavuto, RD’s Egg Scramble with Kale and White Beans offers a hefty dose of dark green vegetables and legumes combined with protein-rich eggs.
Each serving of this Shakshuka dish from Jessica Penner, RD has 6 servings of veggies! Enough said. Serve with some toast and you’ve got yourself a well-balanced meal!
Overnight Spiced Oats with Figs and Walnuts
The simplicity of these Overnight Spiced Oats from Sharon Palmer,The Plant-Powered Dietitian, is appealing! Not only is this recipe easy to make ahead, but it also features fiber-filled oats and figs along omega-3 fat rich walnuts and chia seeds!
Savory Oatmeal with Sauteed Mushrooms, Arugula and Fried Egg
This Savory Oatmeal from Rachel Hartley, RD, LD offers a nourishing, delicious and well-balanced way to kick off the day!
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