Beef lovers rejoice! A new study by Purdue University found that following a Mediterranean-style diet that includes red meats like lean beef is just as effective in supporting a healthy heart as a Mediterranean-style diet that limits red meats. The traditional Mediterranean Diet focuses on fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and healthy fats from olive oil and fish with meat in moderation. However, including beef in a Mediterranean-style diet, even daily, can have heart-healthy benefits such as lowering total and “bad” LDL cholesterol and blood pressure.
The Mediterranean Diet is based on the cuisine and lifestyle of the countries along the Mediterranean Sea including Greece, Italy, and Spain. Mediterranean-style dishes are rich in flavor with fresh and locally grown ingredients and can even be enjoyed with a glass of red wine. Meal time includes sharing and savoring meals with friends and loved ones.
Want to include Mediterranean-style dishes into your meal plan? We have recipe inspiration with lean beef that the whole family will love.
Impress your friends and family with these savory Mediterranean Beef Pinwheels.
These protein and fiber-rich wraps are the perfect make-ahead lunch.
Have leftover burgers from the weekend? Reinvent your leftovers into a satisfying and tasty Greek-style salad.
Have a Greek steak and hummus plate filled with healthy fats and delicious flavors.
This Mediterranean Beef Kofta is filled with warm, fragrant spices and pairs perfectly with tangy Tzatziki sauce.