In September, my husband and I celebrated our 29th anniversary in the magical islands of Santorini, and Paros in Greece.
I believe when travelling through life there is so much to learn about other cultures, history and cuisine and I wanted to share a few tips for you to enjoy…
Healthy Eating Habits from Greece and Other Lessons Learned
- Salads are often served first on the table which is beneficial to stimulate appetite before the main meal.
- You can never have too much Greek salad, tapas, gyros, feta cheese baked in honey or coffee frappes. Those were just a few of my favourite dishes.
- Disconnecting and incorporating mindfulness during mealtime is an important practice. Phones are not on the table and some refer to the term AGAPI which means a joyous, harmonious state of mind and free of chaos.
- Incorporating many fresh herbs in all kind of dishes such as soups, stews, salads, fish, meat, tea and desserts. Eating whole fresh foods loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is part of their culture.
- Wrapping it up as in many of their meals was a great way for variety and diversity such as many kind of gyros, stuffed grape leaves and other leafy greens. This is a great way to incorporate some healthy grains and protein while being so nutritious and delish.
- Very few people follow the rules of the road in Greece and definitely had some harrowing rides especially at nighttime. 😊
- As much as Santorini was breathtakingly stunning and enjoyed the area of OJA, we loved the island of Paros. It offered such a cool and chill vibe with great local shops, restaurants and cafes.
- The sunsets, the blue silky waters and beaches of the Aegan Sea as well as the cobblestone streets and architecture of the Greek islands will always remain as a beautiful memory.
Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P. R.R.T.
Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women's hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to www.marshafenwicknutrition.com