The Best 7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan for Beginners

The Best 7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan for Beginners

Make your own hummus in advance and have half the recipe today, then save the rest for tomorrow’s snack (or top it with an egg for breakfast). Here’s how:

Use remaining chickpeas from the first day’s lunch (half a 15-ounce can). Mash the chickpeas lightly in a bowl with a fork. Mix in 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. If desired, add 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin. Mash all ingredients together thoroughly or, if a smoother spread is desired, use a food processor to blend the ingredients. Bring along 1 cup broccoli florets and 1 sliced pepper for dipping.