12 Great Greek Recipes

Healthy Recipes and Nutrition,Nutrition
October 18, 2011

If you’re craving Mediterranean flavors, try one of these healthy options.

Greek chicken with tomatoes and feta
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Greek chicken with tomatoes and feta
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A healthy Greek diet is generally low in saturated fats and includes nutrient-rich fruits, veggies, olive oil, nuts and fish, and little-to-no red meat. Research has shown that Greek diets, also known as Mediterranean diets, also promote good cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol and are generally good for the heart. When you’re ready to get your Greek on, try one of these great recipe ideas.

turkey pita

Greek Turkey Pita

This reduced-fat Greek-style pita stars roasted turkey breast with cucumber, pepperoncini, feta cheese and kalamata olives.

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Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Feta Tart

This tart is best served warm.

Greek Green Beans

Fresh green beans combine with tomatoes in this savory, summery side.

Greek Kalamata Tapenade

This chilled olive sauce can be used with almost any main dish—from chicken to fish to tofu.

Feta Spinach Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Ranch Dressing

To get the most nutrition out of your salad bowl, think dark leafy greens, like spinach.

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Spinach and Cheese Pie

Think spanakopita but without all the work.

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