Avalon Pockets Presents: Mediterranean Diet Plan for Fall

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It’s already late October now and with it comes the fall season, which brings colder temperatures that will soon usher in the winter and here on Avalon Pockets we’ve got something in store for you. The Mediterranean diet has lots of colorful and flavorful foods to give warmth to your home even through the cold fall climate. Since by principle the Mediterranean diet teaches people to keep things simple and eat more vegetables, it makes it easy to enjoy these foods. 

Our suggestion is that you try these sumptuous recipes out – butternut squash, apples and kale, hearty whole grains, lean protein, healthy fats and omega-3-rich foods like salmon. 

Do you worry about putting on some weight after staying indoors during the fall and winter season? Well, with these delicacies you won’t have to because not only are they great for helping you lose weight (even if you don’t work out in the gym), they also help in reducing the risk of you developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and even certain cancers. Below are some of the best hearty curry, creamy soups and cheesy casseroles that you will find in this 7-day Mediterranean diet meal plan for fall.

Avalon Pockets Mediterranean Diet Foods List for Fall

These fresh ingredients are what you’ll use to prepare the meals listed in this article.

  • Apples
  • Figs
  • Pears
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Shallots
  • Potatoes & sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Winter squash—acorn, butternut and spaghetti
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Brown rice
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Chickpeas
  • White beans
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Chicken

Day 1

Fall and Halloween have something in common – the pumpkin! This vegetable variety is loaded with filling fiber and a healthy dose of vitamin A, as well as a powerful antioxidant. Whether it’s the pumpkin and pesto costini, pumpkin beef and black bean chili or sweet desserts like the two-layer pumpkin cheesecake recipe; you’re always guaranteed to have a blast in your taste buds and a satisfied day with sumptuous meals served on your table.

We also have similar meals in our menu if you visit Avalon Pockets in Orlando, Florida.

Day 2

For your next meal you can try the Greek meatball meeze bowl which will convince even the most astute of people, or the roasted salmon with smoky chickpeas & greens for an omega-3 fueled diet. These meals will give you more filling fiber and protein to help keep you going until snack time, which in the case of the Mediterranean diet, is also nutritious and delicious. 

Day 3

Perhaps day 3 will fall on either Tuesday or Wednesday on your calendar, but that’s not the main concern because it will be the healthy recipes that are going to be the center focus here. Speaking of which, the Greek meatball meeze bowl from the previous day that you stored in the fridge could still be eaten again, or see how the chipotle-lime cauliflower tacos with 2 tablespoons guacamole will taste.

If you fancy ordering from us here at Avalon Pockets online and have the food delivered to your house, then just drop us a line and we’ll be happy to serve you!

Day 4

Having fun with our suggested recipes yet? The fourth day in this 7-day meal plan is just going to get even more exciting. Thursdays are often depicted as the day that anticipates or ushers in the weekend and what better way to start off your day than to kick back and relax as you munch on the roasted butternut squash soup served with 2 cups mixed greens and 1 serving maple-balsamic vinaigrette. Our second recipe suggestion is the Maple Granola with 1/2 cup milk and 1 medium banana, sliced.

Day 5 Avalon Pockets Special Dish

Eggs and eggplants will be the main feature for the 5th day on this 7-day meal plan that’s based on the Mediterranean diet. Kick it off with the egg salad avocado toast which will give you potassium, monosaturated fatty acids and fiber. Then later you can spice up your lunch and dinner with the eggplant parmesan with 1/2 cup cooked whole-wheat penne and 2 cups baby spinach as well as 1 tablespoon maple-balsamic vinaigrette.

Day 6

Leftovers make for amazing lunches! Remember the roasted butternut squash soup that you made in day 4? Well, if you were able to make a substantial amount of it, then there still should be enough to serve it on day 6. While you’re at it, you may also want to try the Mediterranean ravioli with artichokes & olives with 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup fresh basil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.

Day 7

For the last day on this Avalon Pockets 7-day meal plan special we made it easy for you and there will be no cooking required. This recipe will be based off of the canned tuna and it’s called tuna, white bean & dill salad with 1 ounce whole-grain crackers. Another recipe to add to this delightful showcase is the mouth-watering hummus-crusted chicken with 1 serving roasted butternut squash & root vegetables. 

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