When I asked Allison McKeany, the RE:mind program dietitian, for her favorite Mediterranean diet recipes she said the Blue Zones site is one of her favorite places to go. To start the recipe search off we wanted to share one of Allison’s favorite Mediterranean Diet recipes from the Blue Zones…
Savory Roasted Chickpeas
Allison said, “The Savory Roasted Chickpeas satisfy my need for a crunchy, savory snack.” This recipe uses:
–Olive oil, which is arguably one of the most important aspects of the Mediterranean diet and has been shown to decrease LDL cholesterol levels.1
–Beans, which are rich in fiber and protein that work together to help keep blood sugar levels stable and keep you satisfied for longer.
–Spices, which provide nutrient-dense flavor. You can adapt this recipe to your tastes by experimenting with other flavorings such as curry, lemon pepper, cinnamon, etc.
- Hernáez Á, Castañer O, Goday A, et al. The Mediterranean Diet decreases LDL atherogenicity in high cardiovascular risk individuals: a randomized controlled trial. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. April 3, 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28371298
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