Eggplant and CouscousEggplants, also known as aubergines, offer several health benefits because of their nutrient content and unique phytonutrient profile. Eggplants contain antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E, are rich in dietary fiber that promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and is a low calorie, low carbohydrate food. Plus, they are easy to grill, roast, sauté or bake making them a versatile vegetable. Couscous is widely consumed in several Mediterranean countries. It is a complex carbohydrate, meaning it’s digested slowly when compared to white bread or sugar. It is a great source of fiber and a valuable source of plant-based protein which is important for weight loss, muscle repair, and overall health. We hope you enjoy this recipe. PS: it’s a great leftover dish too.
Grilled Chicken and Hummus in Pita (Pargiyot)“Pargiyot” also known as spatchcock chicken, comes from Hebrew, and it is a culinary technique rather than a specific dish. This method of preparing chicken allows for even and faster cooking time plus its’ cooking versatility: grill, roast or pan-sear.

This chicken and hummus on pita recipe is a delicious and traditional dish in the Middle East and packed with the health benefits of the Mediterranean Meal Plan.

Enjoy the health benefits of heart healthy fats, high fiber and protein.
Roasted Eggplant, Tomato and Zucchini SoupDid you know that Eggplant is low in calories and sodium, and a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and B vitamins? Zucchini is packed with many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Nutrition per Serving: 90 calories • 11g carbohydrates • 3g fiber • 4.9g total fat • 2g protein - Contributed By: Triad to Wellness
Vegetable Quinoa Taco BowlNutrition per serving: 278 calories, Total fat 9.8g, total carbohydrates 41g, dietary fiber 13g, protein 12g
GazpachoGazpacho is a Traditional Spanish soup that is made with the freshest ingredients and served cold. The classic version calls for red tomatoes and red bell peppers that give it it’s rich dark color. This twist calls for yellow tomatoes! Find them fresh and local for a sweeter taste. Thank you Carol from our Evexia Community for sharing this delicious recipe.

You will need a blender or food processor for this recipe