Services

-Mediterranean Diet Communications-

Food and Nutrition Writing

Elena is an experienced food, nutrition and health writer with 20 years experience. She provides engaging articles and stimulating content for websites, blogs, magazines, trade publications, newsletters, food and beverage companies, super markets and food related businesses.


Sponsored Posts and Consulting

As a Mediterranean diet expert, Elena partners with organizations and companies with a Mediterranean diet and cuisine focus. She collaborates with brands that she believes in and are in line with the Mediterranean Diet and her eating philosophy.

She can provide sponsored posts, nutrition consulting for product, service and program development. This includes development of marketing materials such as pamphlets, brochures and press releases and management of Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest


Presentations, seminars, workshops and cooking demonstrations

Elena discusses health, food and the Mediterranean diet with different types of audiences. She is available to speak at conferences, fairs, companies, schools, universities and other facilities. Her presentations are available in both English and Greek.


Recipe Development

Elena believes that healthy and delicious food is the ideal way to improve your eating habits, with that in mind she develops recipes that combine these two components while following the principles of the Mediterranean diet. She is available for development of Mediterranean inspired recipes for organizations, companies, media, individuals.


Get in touch!

Contact Elena at [email protected] for more information and fees.

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27 Comments

  • Reply Elena Paravantes RD April 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Hello Jojo you can contact me by email for any information related to my services. Thanks!

  • Reply Butch Jefferson December 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Hi, Elena:
    My wife and I adopted a Mediterranean way of eating over 13 years ago. For the longest we have embraced a southern Italian approach to this “diet”, but over the last 3 or 4 years we’ve begun to appreciate the traditional Greek (Cretan ) way.
    Thanks for such a comprehensive, easy to read site. If you ever put out a cookbook, we’re on it.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD December 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Dear Butch,
      Thank you! Congratulations on your healthy eating. Thank you for sharing! No book…yet

      • Reply Robert July 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm

        Hi Elena,
        perhaps you can recommend a good book about the cretan diet?

        • Reply Elena July 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

          There is not that much out there in regard to a Cretan diet guide, but thee is a book by Nikos Psilakis, it is an older book, if you find that , it includes authentic Cretan recipes

  • Reply Julia Wallace January 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    where would you suggest we have Greek Easter dinner? we will be on Crete, but haven’t decided where. What do you suggest?
    We are 3 adults, one teen and a toddler (!)

    Julia

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD February 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Julia,
      Easter is a great time to be in Greece. There will be plenty of roasted lamb, and most villages and towns will roast lambs in the main squares. But any tavern will also be serving the traditional lamb as well. So I would just reserve beforehand.

  • Reply Andrea Strano November 11, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Very inspiring. Beautiful photos make the difference.

    • Reply Elena November 18, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Thanks Andrea!

  • Reply Julie August 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I would like to start eating a Mediterranean diet and to get my family to do this way of eating also. How would you suggest we start eating a Mediterranean diet. I have been trying to research the Mediterranean diet but it gets confusing when you find different facts about the Mediterranean diet. Thank you!

  • Reply CzechDaughter October 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    with weight loss in mind, what amount of walnuts is okay in 1 day?

  • Reply Brenda May 31, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Hi Elena I am not particularly fond of the taste of goat cheese can you suggest a substitute that will work well and I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have read the Mediterranean Diet is good to help reduce inflammation is this really possible I really need to lose at least 60 lbs. and not just the inflammation but discomfort and back pain seem to immobilize me and yes I am looking to find some good exercise video’s I can incorporate into my daily routine I never was overweight until menopause now it’s a battle.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN June 4, 2019 at 5:23 am

      Hi Brenda, There are different types of non-cow cheeses. Feta is mostly sheep’s milk cheese, I would recommend trying a Greek brand and see how you like it. The Mediterranean diet is anti-inflammatory so it will help.

    • Reply Karen Murray June 5, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Hi Brenda
      I’m struggling with exactly the same health issues as you. I’m praying this new way of eating will change my life and health. I hope so for you too
      Karen

  • Reply Karen Murray June 5, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Hi Elena
    I’ve just come across your website and I’m already hooked. I live in UK and our diet here is dreadful, similar to US. I’ve started using your recipes and they are wonderful and simple and filling. May I ask what type of bread you would recommend please as a lot of our bread is highly processed and unhealthy?
    Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share all your wonderful knowledge with us
    Karen

  • Reply Rachel July 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful and informative site! Do you have a cookbook for sale, or do you plan to write one soon? I would love to have all these recipes in a book for easy access. This is truly the only diet I find sustainable.

  • Reply SHEILA WAKILEH September 10, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Lovely, lovely site! Very informative and interesting! And your recipes are awesome looking! (I just found your site and haven’t tried any yet). I think this may be my go to page until I get my feet wet awhile on this woe!

  • Reply Terra September 14, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Elena,

    I am new to the Mediterranean diet and very intimidated by it. Your website and Insta have been great though! I was happy to read that a cookbook is in your future. I will definitely be a consumer. Is there a book you would currently recommend for beginners? Thanks for all of your time and information sharing. It’s greatly appreciated.

  • Reply Barbara Schwenzer January 12, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Hi ! I am as wondering if ezekial b the ad can be used inst ad of the barley rusk bc I cannot find barley wheat flour anywhere

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN January 13, 2020 at 9:42 am

      Hi Barbara, I have not tried with ezekial flour, but you can use just regular whole grain flour.

  • Reply Sharron Callaghan January 22, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Hi Elena,
    Coming from New-Zealand we are in our summer opposite for seasonal vegetables. Are the recipes in seasonal order or do I just look for ingredients which are for summer.
    Thanks Sharron, (Love your site. Wished I had found it years ago.)

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN January 22, 2020 at 6:31 am

      Hi, Sharron,

      The recipes are not necessarily in seasonal order, depends on how they are categorized.

  • Reply Shelley February 10, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I like your website , I am in emergency need of healthy food. I have copied pictures off your website. I hope you do not mind.

  • Reply Jenn Mitchell February 17, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    I’m so glad I found you! I have read resources on the “Mediterranean” diet which include instruction to eat fat free cheese and other processed foods. No, thank you! I’m grateful to you for authentic advice. I am also Orthodox and preparing for Lent, so I will be using your recipes.

    When you publish a book, I will be first in line to buy it! Thank you so much.

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