22 Ways to Eat Like A Greek Islander

Greeks consume The Mediterranean Diet in its purest form—and enjoy lower heart disease, obesity, cancer, and Alzheimer's rates. Here's how they do it.

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Make your own salad dressing

Greek salads are light, refreshing, and healthy—thanks in part to their simple and easy-to-make dressings. To make your own (and avoid the added sugars and preservatives found in many store-bought brands), simply combine heart-healthy olive oil with vinegar or lemon juice and a touch of honey.

Toss your dressing with a mix of romaine lettuce, fresh mint, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta cheese, and sliced chicken breast, for an authentic Mediterranean lunch or dinner.

Try this recipe: Greek Salad With Grilled Chicken

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