By now you’ve heard about the gajillion benefits you get from following the Mediterranean diet—we mean, a longer lifespan, weight loss, protection against heart disease, and a lower risk of depression, cancer, and diabetes barely begins to cover it. But what we love most about it is that it’s not really a diet at all. It’s a lifestyle, and that makes it way easier to stick to long term. The fact that it encourages drinking red wine and eating pasta doesn’t hurt either.
Since May is Mediterranean Diet Month (yep, it’s a thing), we’ve partnered with Passion for Pasta to bring you simple recipes and meal-prep formulas that make cooking like an Italian—and reaping the health benefits of eating like one—crazy easy.