I just tried Pangea Nutrition and learned about The Modern Mediterranean Diet.
A bit of info :
The Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition is a science-based meal planning delivery service designed to help busy Americans incorporate the eating habits and lifestyle principles people in the Mediterranean region have benefited from for centuries, to improve their chances of a healthier and longer life.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Pangea Nutrition was founded by Dr. Christos Mantzoros and Dr. Jason Paruthi.
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to offer many health benefits in various clinical studies (research happily provided upon request, and featured on the Pangea Nutrition Web site home page).
* A 30% decreased incidence of cardiovascular events (including heart attacks and stroke)
* A 52% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
* A 54% lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly
* A 39% lower all-cause mortality risk, when the diet is supplemented with nuts
The Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition is easy to follow:
· Visit www.pangeanutrition.com<http://www.pangeanutrition.com> and choose a plan
· Schedule convenient grocery delivery via Amazon Fresh
· Three nights per week, prepare dinner in just 30-40 minutes. Spend an extra 5 minutes to make the following day’s lunch.
· That’s all it takes to follow the Mediterranean diet as recommended by scientists, doctors and healthcare professionals around the world.
* $150 for two people ($12.50 per meal). Considering that this cost includes three lunches, three dinners and snacks for two people, it can be less than what many are spending on takeout. The company offers occasional online discounts as well.
* Online Health calculator to learn how Pangea’s Modern Mediterranean Diet can help meet your specific health goals
The Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition consists of the dietary patterns and lifestyle elements traditionally followed by people in the Mediterranean region through the 1960s. Studies have shown that these people lived longer and healthier lives than the average American. Recent studies have now linked the Mediterranean diet to numerous health benefits, including weight management and prevention of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia. Pangea’s team reviewed the published research and adapted it to bring the Mediterranean diet to the U.S., making the Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition the only available evidence- and clinical-studies-based diet designed by doctors. Dr. Paruthi expects the science-based meal plan to give confidence to doctors and other medical professionals seeking an educational and evidence-based healthy eating and lifestyle meal plan delivery service to recommend to their patients.
“We believe the Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition will prove to be an excellent choice for many people,” said Dr. Mantzoros. “It is a unique healthy eating plan because it is anchored in decades of scientific research and rooted in the lifestyle of people who inhabit countries along the Mediterranean Sea and who often live healthier and longer lives — more than most people on earth –frequently beyond 100-years old.”
The Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition, delivered weekly by Amazon Fresh, includes three lunches, three dinners, plus snacks for two people each week. It requires just three nights of cooking and includes conveniently-scheduled doorstep delivery of fresh ingredients and authentic recipes from Greece, Italy and Spain, as well as countries and cultures from other parts of the world. Consumers can choose their plan and delivery schedule, follow fun and easy recipes and enjoy delicious healthy meals with more flexibility. The program even costs less than many consumers spend on take out or delivery each week. This is so true – one takeout of sushi alone sometimes is $60+ dollars for myself and my husband and a lot of times I feel like I didn’t eat anything and did not get all my veggies in for the day!
Ok so how can you sign up :
Sign up for the Modern Mediterranean Diet by Pangea Nutrition at www.pangeanutrition.com
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More about the doctors :
Dr. Mantzoros, a Greek-American born in Nafplion, Greece, has performed award-winning research for treatments of obesity and other metabolic diseases. His research has appeared in more than 800 publications and has been presented in more than 500 lectures around the world.
Drs. Mantzoros and Paruthi have applied their combined decades of science-based research to create easy, delicious and healthy recipes in meal plan delivery kits that reflect Pangea Nutrition’s modern take on the classic Mediterranean diet.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET?
In contrast to other diets, the Mediterranean diet does not specifically control for calories, and it allows for a relatively high intake of healthy fats (mainly olive oil) and a moderate intake of red wine during meals (up to one serving per day for women and two servings per day for men). Although a high fat diet may sound “unhealthy,” the Mediterranean diet consists mainly of unsaturated fat (known as a “good” fat) from plant sources, and it discourages intake of saturated fat.
Further studies are still needed, but it appears that the overall dietary pattern of the Mediterranean diet – not just the amount of calories and fat – is most important for lowering the risk of disease and death.
Samples of some of the yummiest meals you create – just think by the time you all weigh in on what you want to order for take out, then wait and then feel guilty you ate take out – you can eat a delicious meal that is nutritionally balanced and made with LOVE :
Greece: Chicken Thighs with Lemon Dressing and Lentil Salad
Cooking time: 30 minutes
* 1 lb. chicken thighs
* 1/4 cup lentils
* 1 red bell pepper
* 1 red onion
* 1 zuchini
* 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
* 2 tsp honey
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1/4 cup flour
* 12 cherry tomatoes (1/2 pint)
* 1 oz sliced black olives
1. Place 1/4 cup lentils in a small pot with 3/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer for 18-20 minutes. Then remove from heat and set aside.
2. Chop the zucchini, red onion and red bell pepper into small, bite sized pieces.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil in a large pan on high heat. Add the chopped vegetables and toss for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. For the vinaigrette: In a bowl, mix 2 tsp honey, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
5. In a medium pan, heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil on medium-high heat. Coat the chicken in flour, and shake to remove excess. Then cook in pan for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Then add half of the vinaigrette, and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
6. Mix the lentils with cooked vegetables and 1 oz sliced black olives. Add remaining vinaigrette and mix well. Serve with cooked chicken. Enjoy!
Italy: Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Basil Tomato Sauce and Polenta
Total time: 40 minutes
* 1lb chicken tenders
* 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
* 1 cup flour
* 2 eggs
* 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
* 1/4 cup cornmeal
* 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
* 12 cherry tomatoes (1/2 pint)
* 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, chiffonade
1. For the polenta: Bring small pot filled with 1 cup of water to boil. Slowly add 1/4 cup cornmeal while stirring, until mixed well. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally (every 5 minutes).
2. Set up breading station with 3 shallow dishes: On dish 1: place 1/4 cup flour; on dish 2: whip 2 eggs; and on dish 3: spread 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. To bread the chicken: pat dry with a paper towel and coat each tender in flour, shaking to remove excess. Then dip in egg, making sure it covers completely, and then coat in breadcrumbs. Press down gently to adhere.
3. Heat 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large pan. Place the breaded chicken tenders in the pan and heat for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
4. Meanwhile, cut the basil into a chiffonade: stack the leaves and roll them, and then thinly slice.
5. After removing the chicken, add to the hot pan 12 cherry tomatoes and 2 tablespoons basil chiffonade. Toss for 1-2 minutes, until the tomato skins blister.
6. For the polenta: Now mix in 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. (Optional: add 1-2 tablespoons of water to reach desired thickness.)
7. Serve each plate with the chicken on a bed of polenta, topped with fresh basil tomato sauce. Enjoy!
Spain: Saffron Poached Cod with Pangea Patatas Bravas
Cooking time: 40 minutes
* 2 cod fillets (5 oz each)
* 5 yukon gold potatoes
* 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
* 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
* 1 can whole peeled tomatoes (14 oz), drained
* 1/4 cup water
* 1 tsp saffron threads
* 1 bay leaf
* 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
* 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
* 1 tsp paprika
* 1 garlic clove, minced