A lot has been said about the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet - a healthy eating plan based on delicious foods and flavours of the Mediterranean. The traditional Mediterranean diet has been part of my eating habits for years. Lately, I've come up with some healthy ouzomezedes provided that you have only one glass of ouzo and only 2 small pieces of grilled haloumi cheese.
This is Fava - split pea purée. Fava is Greek and has nothing to do with our louvana here in Cyprus. If you like real fava, use fava not louvana! I used Agrino Fava. Here's my recipe.
Cucumber and Kalamata Olives with a pinch of salt.
Tomato salad with a splash of olive oil and salad herbs. No salt! I find that herbs and spices are much tastier than salt!
Grilled Haloumi Cheese
Feta Cheese light (12% fat) drizzled with olive oil and oregano.
Frozen chicken nuggets cooked in the oven and my chicken fillet meatballs also cooked in the oven.
Don't forget to add some fresh lemon juice.
Include some wholegrain pita bread....
... and a glass of ouzo