Celebrate Med Month With These 10 Favorite Recipes

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Happy Med Month! We are saluting the traditional Mediterranean Diet throughout the month of May and what better way to kick off the celebration than a list of our favorite Med recipes? All of the following recipes are from the Med Instead of Meds curriculum developed by nutrition and health professionals from NC State University and NC Division of Public Health.

A bit more about Med Instead of Meds from the program website: “Eating the Med Way has been proven to protect against chronic illness. In some cases, eating the Med Way may even result in decreasing medications taken for blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.* Hence the name Med Instead of Meds. We are passionate about providing people with the information and tools needed to make delicious meals for themselves and their families. We too are on this journey with you to transform our eating to the Med Way. *Check with your health-care professional before changing any prescribed medications.”

On to the favorite recipes. These are in no particular order – it was too hard to rank them! Click the recipe name or image to see the full recipe on the Med Instead of Meds website.

Rosemary Chili Walnuts/Rosemary Chili Almonds

white bowl filled with walnuts, chili peppers, and a sprig of rosemary

This image and all of the following come from the Med Instead of Meds website.

white bowl filled with roasted almonds, chili peppers, and a sprig of rosemary

Apple Cucumber Slaw

chopped apple, cucumber, and red onion slaw on a white plate

Mushroom Beef Burgersclose up of a burger with a whole wheat bun, lettuce, and tomato on a white plate.

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

close up of bowl of red lentil soup and wedge of lemon

Med House Salad

close up of romaine salad tossed with dressing and pecorino romano cheese

Brown Rice Salad

close up of brown rice, orange slices, black beans, and herbs

Green Beans with Lemon Zest

pile of sautéed green beans with lemon zest

Black Bean Soup

bowl of black bean soup with a garnish of sour cream.

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

pan of roasted squash, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potato

Med Bowl

bowl filled with tomatoes, broccoli, chickpeas, rice, and garnished with lemon