After spending time on the Mediterranean coast, I always come back refreshed and recharged. The beautiful beaches, dramatic sunsets and energy in Greece, Turkey, Italy and Spain undeniably have something to do with it, but it's impossible to think back about those trips without reminiscing about the local food.
While most things that you crave are often not the best for you, the Mediterranean cuisine is one of the healthiest in the world. A diet of fresh seafood, olives, legumes, soft cheeses, fresh herbs, spices and tomatoes not only helps you stay slim, but it's also proven to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. While all that sounds great, how can you keep these good habits while on the go?
Telemaque Lavidas, founder of Mediterra, is helping address that exact conundrum. While restaurants worldwide are adapting menus to include options based on this nutritious diet, he found that there was no convenient solution for travelers and those with very busy lifestyles to enjoy the benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
As a pioneer in creating ready-to-eat snacks with the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid as a model, Mediterra launched a selection of flavorful bars that are easy to bring in your purse or carryon. Featuring various fruits, vegetables and grains, the Mediterra bars provide different snacking options for any time of day.
Savory Bars: Rich in vegetable content like protein-rich pea crisps and a touch of olive oil, these bars are low in calories, sodium and sugar. As an added bonus, unlike chips, nuts and pretzels, the savory bars won't make a mess or get your hands dirty while traveling. Flavors include:
- Sundried Tomato, Capers & Basil
- Black Olives, Walnuts & Chives
Sesame Honey Energy Bars: Dairy-free and providing long lasting energy, the bars contain only a few ingredients including, roasted sesame seeds, Greek honey, pistachios from Aegina Island or orange peel. Flavors include:
- Sesame Seed, Pistachio & Greek Honey
- Sesame Seed, Orange & Honey
Yogurt and Oat Bars: Great for a breakfast snack, these yogurt based bars contain 7g of protein. The bars also feature fig paste, sunflower seeds and raisins. Flavors include:
- Yogurt, Oat, Cherry & Pistachio
- Yogurt, Oat, Apricot & Pistachio
The snacks are all-natural, non-GMO and Gluten-Free and created using ingredients that are rich in fiber, nutrients and vitamins, truly redefining the idea of a snack bar.
As they say in Greece - Kali oreksi!