Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share with you the importance of the ancient Greek diet. Below you will find some useful information on the ancient Greek diet, and a lentil recipe.
Ancient Greek Diet
The names of foods, cooking methods, and basic ingredients have drastically changed over time. But certain foods still remain the same like, bread, olive oil, and wine.
The ancient Greeks had a very basic and healthy cuisine. The main ingredients included: wheat flour, honey, wine, olive oil, and fruit. Greece was ranked top to having a “fusion” cuisine dating back to 350 b.c.
Did You Know…
The very first cook book was written by a Greek food gourmet, Archestratos, in 330 B.C.
Eat & Drink Like A Greek
- Drink at least 7 glasses a wine a week.
- Include nuts and olive oil in your daily diet. Researchers found that consuming nuts and olive oil in your diet will prevent against heart disease.
- Eat more fish and less meat. This actually helps lower cholesterol.
Healthy Ancient Greek Recipe
Lentil Soup Recipe
- 1 cup dry lentils
- 2 small leeks sliced
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 tsp dry mint
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Olive Oil
- Red wine Vinegar
Boil the dry lentils over low heat with enough water to cover them.
Add the leeks and the fresh cilantro.
In a small bowl mix the mint, black pepper, add to the soup.
Let it simmer until the lentils are soft, add vinegar and olive oil to taste
Wheat, Grapes, and Olives! Blessings from the gods… life-sustaining gifts to Greece and its people… for thousands of years!
Yes they are true blessings. 🙂 🙂
We should all live like the Greeks!
Yes, hahaha! Even though, I try my best, it’s kind of too bad we have all this processed food. 🙁