“Evaluate the health implications of Mediterranean dishes”
“Mediterranean dishes are often meals that include a large amount of vegetables, legumes, meat, and fish. These dishes can be beneficial for human health because they contain a high amount of plant protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The Mediterranean diet is suggested by various health organizations to protect heart health, aid in weight loss, and reduce health issues such as diabetes. However, it is important to always consume them in a balanced and regular way, as some Mediterranean dishes may contain high amounts of fat. It is also recommended to speak with a doctor or dietitian to design a diet that is appropriate for your needs and health condition.“
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- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup sliced peaches
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/4 cup pitted olives
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Zest the lemon and mince the garlic.
- In a small bowl, mix together the lemon zest, minced garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.
- Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and rub the spice mixture over the top of each breast.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken.
- Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, or until it is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
- While the chicken is cooking, slice the peaches and set aside.
- When the chicken is done, remove it from the oven and top it with the peaches, spinach, olives, and feta cheese.
- Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the vegetables are warmed through.
- Serve the chicken hot, garnished with additional lemon zest if desired.