Many people think that the Mediterranean and Greek diet is very focussed around eating meat or lamb… but in reality Greeks don't eat meat as much as one would think. Meat is only eaten on special occasion or once/twice a week when it is available. Especially when the Greeks eat at home, they eat vegetable-based dishes or dishes with legumes (beans). Many of their dishes will be eaten with cheese, such as feta cheese, which is a great source of protein. On Christmas, it's customary to eat what is called a Christmas hog which is pork. The majority of the animal is used and none of it will go to waste. This is similar to how Greeks will eat lamb on Easter.