Light Recipes For Summer

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Tropical Slaw

You all know I was away for Pesach, in Tiberias with Eddie's Kosher Travel.  Well this Pesach hotel was exactly what I imagine a kosher cruise to be like.  (Since I've never been I can't say for sure, only what I've heard.)  We were totally and completely surrounded by great food all day, every day. I haven't made an appointment with my scale since I returned and really should just excuse myself now and go on a liquid diet. But alas, since that is neither practical nor the healthiest of solutions, I am lightening up my food over the next few weeks so I can actually eat together with my family with these four light recipes for Summer.

Pictured above is a delicious and bright Tropical Slaw.  Beautiful and incredible on its own, this tropical slaw is also superb on fish or chicken.

cucumber melon soup

Chilled Cucumber Melon Soup

This fat-free Chilled Cucumber Melon Summer Soup is my new obsession. Play around with the flavors and colors by making two batches and swapping the honeydew for cantaloupe in the second.


Tabouli Feta Salad

A sprinkle of crumbled feta adds a creamy twist to this Middle Eastern Tabouli Feta Salad and will help fill you up.

Every time my mom-in-law goes on a “diet” (nasty little 4 letter word!) she stocks up on bulgur to make tabouli salad. So I followed suit; keeping up the family traditions is important to me.

Low-Fat Lemon Cheesecake

Low Fat Cheesecake

A light bright bite of this classic remake for Low Fat Cheesecake will make you feel like you haven’t sacrificed a thing.

I favor sugar substitutes like Truvia or Splenda when I am looking to cut calories. If you prefer agave, another sweetener, or even sugar—use them to taste in these recipes.

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As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Summer 2012) - Subscribe Now.