6 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks for the Mediterranean Diet

1. Olives

Olives are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats that have anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy a small handful as a savory snack.

2. Avocado toast

Top a slice of whole grain toast with mashed avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper for a quick bite. Avocados contain oleic acid which helps reduce inflammation.

3. Edamame

These tasty soybeans are high in plant-based protein and omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation. Sprinkle with sea salt and eat as finger food.

4. Tomato hummus

Whip up a homemade red pepper hummus by blending chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and diced tomatoes. Pair with fresh veggie sticks for dipping.

5. Fruit and nut trail mix

Combine dried fruit like apricots, cherries or cranberries with unsalted nuts like walnuts or almonds. The healthy fats and antioxidants combat inflammation.

6. Greek yogurt parfait

Layer Greek yogurt with mixed berries and chopped pistachios or walnuts. The probiotics and omega-3s make this a strongly anti-inflammatory dessert or snack.

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