Without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable aspects of exploring Middle Eastern culture is the food. Here is my collection of Middle Eastern Recipes that are all revamped to be low in Weight Watchers Points, but still taste amazing!
Posted on February 14th, 2013
Often when I have Friday night dinner with my group of friends and their family, my friend Hailey usually makes her “Beef Bourekas Log”, which is a Mediterranean savory, beef filled pastry that is seasoned with spices such as cinnamon and allspice. It is SO unbelievably good. I decided to take a crack at making a lower calorie version that was still just as tasty.
Posted on January 17th, 2013
A very close friend of mine makes the most delicious fish recipe every Friday night, for Shabbat dinner. Her family has prepared this Moroccan Fish for many years, and she too has picked up the skill of preparing such deliciousness. Both my husband and I have always enjoyed this dish when she has invited us [...]
Posted on October 22nd, 2012
Soon my husband and I will be taking a trip to Israel to visit his family, and I am beyond excited for all the Middle Eastern feasting I’m about to embark upon. One of my absolute favorite Middle Eastern recipes is a Moroccan Eggplant Salad that my mother in law makes. OMG, is it good. [...]
Posted on July 3rd, 2012
This easy and delicious Middle Eastern Cucumber Tomato Salad is one of my staple low calorie side dish recipes. It pairs well with just about everything, and is such a light, crisp and refreshing salad. I often tire of salads with lettuce, so this Cucumber Tomato version is one of my favorite Weight Watchers Salad Recipes.
Posted on June 27th, 2012
Traditionally made with ground beef or lamb, Persian Kofta Kebabs are a delicious way to prepare ground meat. The flavors are fantastic, and they are incredibly easy to make. A much more naive version of me had these kebabs on my first trip to Israel, and I was confused as to why the “kebab” I ordered was ground meat, instead of the lovely little cubes I was used to. And that became my first lesson in the Kofta (or Kofte) Kebab.
Posted on June 21st, 2012
If you are looking to indulge and spend some Points on a seriously delicious and healthy recipe, then this Lemon Spinach Chickpea Pasta with Parsley Pesto is that dish. It’s so beautiful and flavorful, and even though each serving is 10 Points +, it’s crazy filling.