Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche

This gooey milk caramel is a South American favorite! It’s low-fat but caloric, so use it sparingly. I top low-fat cupcakes or serve it for dessert with apple and pineapple wedges.

Pizza Dough

Healthy pizza dough

I’ve tested so many different pizza dough recipes and this one is a combination of them. A great pizza has a crispy outer crust with a soft textured dough on the inside, baked perfectly in the hottest of ovens. If your oven doesn’t go up to 500° F or higher, I suggest purchasing an inexpensive pizza stone. Use your creativity to top this tasty crust. If you are using meats, seafood, or dense vegetables, pre-cook them before topping your pizza.

Zucchini Bites with Tapenade and Mozzarella

Zucchini Bites with Tapenade and Mozzarella

I devised this recipe as an alternative to the average, more caloric party appetizer. Compliment the juicy texture of zucchini by combining it with a light layer of salty, flavorful tapenade. It can be assembled ahead and popped in the oven while you are serving your guests drinks.

Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt

This was my favorite quick lunch in college and can easily be made in a dorm with a toaster oven, can opener, and a pair of scissors.

Israeli Chicken Cutlet with Arugula Salad

Israeli Chicken Cutlet with Arugula Salad

Za’tar is a dried herb mix that is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Za’tar is usually made by grinding hyssop leaves into a powder, then mixed with other ingredients such as toasted sesame seeds, sumac, and sometimes cumin.

Lemon Cabbage and Noodles

Lemon Cabbage and Noodles

Cabbage and noodles is an Eastern European staple. This one is high in protein with the addition of cottage cheese. Eat this dish in late fall or winter when cabbage is prevalent. The added fresh lemon will keep away the sniffles!

Herbed Fish with Creamy White Wine Sauce

Herbed Fish with Creamy White Wine Sauce

I wrote this recipe as a one of my ‘Cures for the Carboholic’ since it tastes rich but is actually low fat. Creamy dishes that are low in fat but high in protein are just the thing to keep you feeling full and stop you from reaching for the bread!

Poached Fruit

Poached Fruit

I sampled this recipe when I was staying at Mrs. Bhanjara’s Guest House located in Amritsar, India. It’s a healthy winter dessert and a great way to enjoy unripe fruit during the winter months. My recipe calls for cinnamon leaves, sometimes referred to as ‘Indian bay leaves’.