Like the more familiar Mediterranean diet, the Middle Eastern version emphasizes healthy fats, lean proteins, whole grains, & veggies. It also boasts tempting flavors not found in southern European food, such as rich flavorful spices, tangy fruits, & healthy seeds.
This dish is a traditional middle eastern meal simply made with a grilled vegetable skewer brushed with olive oil & garlic. A main protein of pan seared jumbo shrimp with sauteed green peppers, garlic, & toasted pine nuts. Topped with a drizzle of tahini & fresh red pepper. The flavors are robust, the portion is appropriate & the meal is delicious & well balanced!
Since saturated fat & cholesterol are only found in animal-based foods, this type of eating (from the sea) is very low in both. Heart-healthy fats, like the monounsaturated & omega-3 fatty acids are provided by olive oil & fish & are the primary sources of fats. So next time you eat out, try a middle eastern meal. See if this style of eating is for you! It's always important to try new things & find what works best for you & your body! - 2 minutes ago