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 a big batch

It's not just the food that makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy; it's also the way that Mediterraneans eat. Traditionally, they tend to gather around the table at meal time, spending quality time socializing and enjoying food together.

Create this environment in your own home by making a double or triple batch of lentil soup and bringing the whole family together. Savor the food, the conversation, and, of course, the wine!

Try this recipe: Greek Lentil Soup with Toasted Pita

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