Saturday, June 21, 2014

Eating Out - Greek

Healthy Eating - Greek

Roasted lamb and chicken, lemon, yogurt, and herbs like oregano and rosemary are some of the better ingredients featured in this flavorful cuisine.  On the other hand, buttery filo-crusted pies, heaps of feta cheese, and pools of olive oil can blow your fat and calorie budget in a hurry.  Choose these items most often:

1.  Bean and lentil soups; avgolemono (lemon and egg) soup; vegetable soup; fish soups.
2.  Shish kabobs made of roasted lamb or chicken and vegetables.
3.  Baked fish dishes such as Plaki (fish baked with tomatoes, onions, and garlic) and fish baked in grape leaves; baked chicken dishes (Ask they use a minimal amount of butter or oil in baked dishes.)
4.  Gyro sandwiches made with grilled chicken or lean rotisserie meat.
5.  Greek salads made with just a tablespoon or two of feta cheese and a light vinaigrette dressing
6.  Fruit compotes; marinated fruits

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