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Recipes I've Shared:


Incredible! (2 ratings)
One Pot Spaghetti Bolognaise

So easy, so yummy, and so healthy-- one serving contains 42% of your daily iron and 11g fiber!

Chocolate mousse popsicles

A low fat, rich-tasting, chocolatey frozen treat!

Chickpea Curry

An easy, quick dinner!

Healthy Fish Chowder

This colorful chowder is packed with nutrients!

Maya's Summery Barley Salad

This is a light, filling salad-- the perfect summer side dish!

44 calorie Chocolate Chip Cookes!!

These taste a lot like the toll-house recipe, but they're quite low in calories. Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside. You can have three!

Maya's Mac and Cheese

This recipe is a slightly more filling and "grown up" version of classic mac and cheese.

Tahini sauce

This tangy sauce makes a great dipping sauce for Israeli meatballs, falofel, veggies, and pitas.

"Pargiot"-- Israeli Grilled Chicken Dark Meat

I order this whenever I eat in Israeli grilling restaurants... here's my attempt to recreate it at home!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Mocha Cheesecake

Healthy substitutions but almost-as-good-as-the-real-thing taste... and just 200 calories per serving!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Maya's Creamy Fruit Salad

Sweet and decadent-tasting, but healthy!


Very Good (2 ratings)
Maya's Reduced Calorie Challah

Challah (Jewish egg bread) isn't exactly a low-calorie food, but this version is still sweet and rich with fewer calories, and can be easily portion controlled. Enjoy!

Chreime (Morrocan Fish Stew)

This spicy and flavorful fish stew is a traditional North African dish that I've eaten at Jewish holidays in Israel

Baked Nile Perch with veggies

This is an easily customizable recipe. Enjoy!


Very Good (1 rating)
Race Fuel Banana Nut Pancakes

These pancakes are easy, filling, and yummy (a lot like banana bread) but not heavy. They contain complex carbs and good fats as event fuel, and protein and potassium to help your muscles recover afterwards. They can easily be prepared ahead of time and eaten in the car on your way to the race. :)


Very Good (4 ratings)
Shepherd's Pie

This is a light version of shepherd's pie, and it makes a satisfying meal in one dish. It packs a lot of flavor with very little sodium!

Mushroom-Stuffed Tomatoes

This is my own recipe-- flavorful and yummy!


Incredible! (1 rating)
Haroset (Charoset) for Passover

A traditional element of the passover seder-- not lightened, but very good. :)

Brown rice with peanuts, carrots and ginger

This unusual, mildly-flavorful rice is high in vitamins and good fats, and low in salt if you use natural peanut butter!


Incredible! (2 ratings)
Oven Eggplant Salad

delicious!!


Very Good (5 ratings)
Tangy Grilled Chicken

Very flavorful chicken, and great on salad the next day!

Beef Stir Fry with Ginger Teriyaki (from scratch)

While many recipes on this site use prepared mixes, you make this easy sauce from scratch, thus giving you control over the sodium!

Light Hamentaschen (Oznei Haman)

This is my translation and modification of a recipe I found in the Israeli health and fitness magazine, Menta. Nutrition facts listed are for the dough alone, but you can use jam for about 100 calories per cookie or poppy seed filling for just 115 calories total. Happy Purim!


Very Good (3 ratings)
100 Calorie No-Fail Whole Wheat Challah

Challah is certainly not the lightest of bread, but this portion-controlled version can fit with your diet. I make this at least once a month, and I've never managed to mess up this recipe!


Very Good (2 ratings)
Moroccan Fish

This recipe is a wonderful use for cheap white fish-- it's SO flavorful and yummy with very little added salt, and it's about 300 calories per serving INCLUDING rice! You can use less garlic or less turmeric if you don't love them as much as we do.


Very Good (11 ratings)
Chicken Tikka Masala (Maya's Makeover)

DELICIOUS, easy, and now only 214 calories per serving!! This is my modification of a Chicken Tikka Masala recipe on this site. It sounded great, but I wanted to use less oil, didn't want to buy garam masala (when I had the ingredients for it on hand already), added a missing ingredient into the calorie count, and reduced the serving size. Still very yummy!


Very Good (12 ratings)
Two-minute Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

This is a sweet, light, simple salad dressing that packs just 50 calories per tablespoon... It's a nice addition to green salad!