5 Incredible Ways To Incorporate Olives In Your Everyday Diet

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Olives are incredibly healthy, and in my opinion, everyone should start consuming more olives. Because of that, I decided to share with you five ways I incorporate olives into my everyday diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Use olives as healthy, low-calorie snacks.
  • Add olives to salads and dressings for flavor and nutrition.
  • Incorporate olives in main courses and sides for extra taste.
  • Include olives in bread and spreads for health benefits.
  • Explore unconventional uses like olive marmalade.

Importance of Including Olives In a Daily Diet

guy eating olives

Due to the unique substances they contain, olives are a real ace in the sleeve when it comes to a rich and balanced diet. Not only can they add an extra touch of flavor to any food they are added to, but they also have numerous health benefits.

Some of these benefits are:

  • an antioxidant effect, which is offered by vitamin E
  • a decrease in cholesterol levels
  • an anti-inflammatory effect
  • they reduce the risk of cancer
  • an increase in bone strength
  • a good source of iron
  • olives do not contain many calories, which makes them the ideal snack, especially for keto diet

All these advantages make olives a fruit that’s a really valuable addition to anyone’s diet.

Now that we have learned all the advantages that we can enjoy if we introduce olives into our daily diet, all that remains to be done is to find out how we can do it.

How To Incorporate Olives In Everyday Diet: 5 Ways

There are numerous ways in which olives can be optimally introduced into a person’s daily diet. In the following, we will cover five of them in detail.

These are the most commonly used and the easiest for anyone to implement.

1. Use Olives as Snacks

olives as snacks

The fastest way to satisfy your hunger is to have a quick snack. And if that snack is also healthy and has few calories, so much the better. The best snacks that fall into this category are olives.

There are many appetizers with olives as their main ingredient. They can be easily used in parties and ceremonies. Do not hesitate to use them if you want to impress your guests with a delicious and healthy snack.

2. Add Olives To Salads and Dressings

salad with black olives

We all know that salads are healthy and delicious already. But what if you could add an extra touch of taste to them and make them even healthier?

Well, this is where olives come into play. They can be easily added to any salad, enriching its taste and nutritional value.

Olives go hand in hand with the following:

  • seasonal salads
  • rice
  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • cheese

If your salad contains these ingredients, don’t hesitate to add some olives to it as well. We promise you that you will not regret your choice.

3. Main Courses and Sides

pizza with olives

There are many main dishes and sides with olives as their principal ingredient. They can add flavor and taste to any recipe.

Some of the dishes that go very well with olives are the following:

  • fish
  • poultry
  • roasted cauliflower
  • citrus salad
  • deviled eggs

Whatever recipe you choose to cook, don’t forget that olives can always bring an extra flavor to it.

4. Bread and Spreads

olive bread

A tasty and healthy combination that is inexpensive and can be found at almost any grocery store. Or you can do it yourself if you bake your bread. By giving up flour and opting for this healthy option, you will notice a change for the better in your hair and skin.

They will be stronger and have a healthier texture. Your digestive system will also thank you for this choice, as it will have easier digestion. All these advantages make bread with olives a really wise choice.

When I was in Istanbul, Turkey, I even tried burek with olives. That was a fantastic experience. To be honest, it was kind of strange at first, but after a few seconds, I was able to enjoy the full taste of fantastic turkey olives.

5. Unconventional Uses of Olives

olive marmalade

Now it’s time to talk about some dishes that you probably didn’t expect to go well with olives. One of these foods is marmalade, a delicious snack that can complement any breakfast.

The best part is that you can do it yourself at home.

All you need are the following ingredients:

  • 100 grams of green olives
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • a glass of lemon juice

All this must be put in a saucepan on low heat. First, put the olives, then the lemon juice and the sugar must be added last. After they are cooked, mix them with a mixer until they form a paste. And that’s it, you’ve got a tasty and healthy marmalade.

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