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Old 04-26-2009, 12:09 AM   #1  
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Hey all! I am looking to start on the Mediterranean plan...anyone want to start an active thread to share meal plans, recipe ideas, etc???

Hope to hear from you!

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Old 04-28-2009, 01:21 PM   #2  
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I'd kind of given up on this section of 3FC...I'd check in here and it would be like an empty cave..."Hellloooooo.....anybody out there?" LOL!
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Hi there, I always hope this snoozy forum picks up, too! I'd be interested in a thread.

I don't know much about the Sonoma plan, but I have a tendency to lean towards a Mediterranean diet. I also like to focus on local or regional produce, and that doesn't usually involve saltwater seafood (even though I love it).
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Hi ladies!

My doctor wants me to try the mediterranean diet, so I am here to join you if you will have me. I am still trying to learn about the diet. Do you have any good tips for me?
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:34 AM   #5  
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oooh, action! i had given up too! i am not following a book or specific plan, but the basic outlines of clean, whole foods, with a Mediterranean influence. i'm just looking for people to bounce recipe ideas, etc off of!

the diet is outlined in the sticky section of this forum...

does anyone have any favorites they want to share?
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Hi skinnywish,

I spent some time reading the mediterranean diet book today. I am starting to get the idea of this diet. Thanks for directing me to the stickies as well. I am also looking for good recipes. Hopefully we will both have some to share soon.
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Keep posting here and you will keep the thread alive.
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ok, what if we all post our favorite mediterranean inspired meals?

i LOVE whole wheat pita, with chicken breast, homemade hummus, homemade tzatziki, cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes stuffed inside. yum!

i also love for a healthy crunchy/salty snack...open a can of chickpeas, rinse and dry. coat with favorite seasoning (i like cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper) and bake in the oven until dry. store them in an airtight container and they replace deepfried salty snacks!

anyone else???

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Wow, skinnywish, I have to try those chickpeas! Yum.

I like stir-fry dishes a lot lately: usually shrimp and tons of whatever vegetables I have on hand. They're more Asian than they are Mediterranean, but the diets are quite similar (see mediterrasian.com). I usually make the proportions so that each serving is 3 oz meat, 1-1.5 cups of vegetables, 1-1.5 tablespoons of oil, and about 2/3 cup of brown rice.

To get this forum active again: we could all pick a couple of threads and post replies (even an old one), and we could also start some new threads too.

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I am actually at goal but my doctor reccomends a meditarreanean diet as being a healthy way to go, so I am interested as I want to maintain my loss and being healthy is a major goal , too.
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i think it's the way that people are meant to eat. healthy, fresh, whole foods - if you do it right you are getting a huge spectrum of vitamins, etc.

now i just need that holiday to greece to perfect it....
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Glad to see so many people interested! I saw the Sonoma Diet book in the dollar store, so I figured it was not successful in the bookstores. I bought one for my niece, but I'd spent full price for my copy. I also got the cookbook for my sister at an outlet store for $4.99.

I do like my glass of red wine at night, and I am married to an Italian who loves his pasta and bread, so Mediterranean really appeals to me.
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Hi. I loooove the whole fresh foods aspect of the mediterranean diet. I am all for this group being successful! Right now I have a bunch of recipes I am using. I am thankful its spring and I can drag out the grill. Nothing better than grilled chicken, shrimp, and veggies.
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hi laurie2275! could you share some shrimp recipes with us? i never know what to do with them...
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skinnywish..Well, there is soooo much I do with shrimp...the smart taste pasta with olives, sun dried tomatoes, feta, lemon combo is good, I sometimes make a med. pizza with shrimp blackening seasoning, fresh baby spinach, garlic, etc...
Sometimes throw it in a stir fry with brown rice and veggies and soy, sometimes I puree it with some lemon and olive tapenade for a pocket...just lots to do for a yummy meal...sometimes I just skewer with veggies and throw on some Mrs. Dash table seasoning...that's great too! Hope this helps!! Good luck everyone!!!
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