The Mediterranean diet has been voted the best diet ever since for the weight management programs. Thanks to the integrity of its structure, it is considered a diet that provides the body with all the nutrients needed for health, in fact, talking about the Mediterranean diet refers to a form of life that if followed properly offers the opportunity of a bright fitness.
In the food pyramid, weight management programs, Mediterranean diet includes daily food intake (milk, olive oil, etc.), weekly (red meat, fish, eggs, etc.) and foods that are a must (fruits, vegetables, pasta, etc.).
Today we want to present a dish that represents the consumption of foods that provide a typical day in the Mediterranean diet: meatball escarole and potatoes. This dish contains weekly food consumption (eggs: 1 time per week for a total of up to 2 eggs), daily consumption of food (bread, preferably whole, olive oil), always included food (vegetables).
- 3 potatoes,
- half bunch of escarole,
- 2 eggs,
- salt and pepper,
- bread crumbs (bread).
First, boil the potatoes in water and put peel and steaming. When the potatoes are cooked, puree. Remove excess water from the endive, then cooked. Before you begin, make sure you knead the escarole and especially the potatoes are cool because they are too hot potatoes creamy and require the addition of breadcrumbs that greatly increase the calories.
In a bowl, put cold potatoes, endive, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and begin to knead. Turn on and adjust oven at a temperature of 180 degree. Finished kneading, form small balls with the help of two spoons. Prepare the meatballs, place on a baking tray covered with baking paper and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Once ready, you can serve hot or cold accompanied with a side of green salad.