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Mediterranean Diet Balanced Snack Platter With Olives and Halloumi

Mediterranean Diet Balanced Snack Platter With Olives and Halloumi Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN


This balanced nutrition, antioxidant-rich, and protein-packed Mediterranean Diet Snack Platter is perfect for curbing hunger cravings and keeping you energized throughout the day. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and will keep you feeling full and energized in between meals.



Mediterranean Diet Balanced Snack Platter With Olives and Halloumi Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

How to Build a Mediterranean Diet Balanced Snack Platter?


Building a balanced snack platter is easier than you think! Here's the key:

Protein: Include a source of protein for sustained fullness, like halloumi cheese in this recipe.

Healthy Fats: Add healthy fats for satiety, like walnuts and olives, rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Fiber & Antioxidants: Choose a variety of vegetables, like the cucumbers, radishes, and cherry tomatoes in this recipe, for fiber and antioxidants.






Ingredients For One Serving :


Mediterranean Diet Balanced Snack Platter With Olives and Halloumi Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN



  • 5 oz Halloumi Cheese

  • 1/4 cup olives

  • 1/4 cup walnuts

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1/4 cup radishes

  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes









Total Nutrition:

Calories: 600 Kcal per serving

Protein: 35 g

Fat: 40 g

Carbohydrates: 15 g

Fiber: 8 g

*Disclaimer: This analysis provides a rough estimate and may vary slightly based on factors such as specific brands of ingredients and preparation methods.



Directions:

  1. Slice the halloumi cheese.

  2. Clean and cut your veggies

  3. Arrange all ingredients on a platter or individual plates.

  4. Serve and enjoy your Mediterranean Diet Balanced Snack Platter With Olives and Halloumi





Mediterranean Diet Balanced Snack Platter With Olives and Halloumi Recipe By Registered Dietitian Maya Oueichek, MBA, RDN

Nutrition Benefits of This Recipe:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Walnuts are one of the few plant-based sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid.

Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for brain health, as they play a role in cognitive function and may help reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.

They also have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce inflammation in the body and lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and arthritis.

Omega-6 Fatty Acids:

Along with omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts contain omega-6 fatty acids, specifically linoleic acid (LA).

Omega-6 fatty acids are essential for maintaining healthy cell membranes and regulating inflammation.

While omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for health, it's important to maintain a balanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids for optimal health outcomes. The Mediterranean Diet, which includes a variety of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like walnuts and fish, tends to have a favorable omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.



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