There are lots of healthy, low-fat foods to choose from in Lebanese and Greek cooking styles. Dips, in particular, are a good choice, especially if low-fat varieties are available. Hummus, tzatziki and baba ghannouj make great choices.
Other good choices include Greek salad with low-fat dressing, and tabouli (cracked wheat salad). Try to avoid pastries, such as spanakopita (spinach triangles), as well as moussaka, deep-fried calamari, kebabs and souvlaki. When it comes to desserts, baklava and other pastries are laden with fat and calories, so try to avoid these if you're watching your weight or your fat intake. Opt for a gelato or sorbet instead.
|Tzatziki, 1 tbsp||20||1|
|Baba Gannoujh, 1 tbsp||35||3|
|Hummus, 1 tbsp, 0.5 oz||23||1|
|Moussaka, 1 serving, 8 oz||350||22|
|Greek salad, 1 cup||93||4|
|Kafta, 1 skewer, 1.5 oz||85||5|
|Cabbage roll, 3 oz||100||3|
|Spinach pie, 3.5 oz||290||21|
|Couscous, sundried tomato, 1/2 cup||168||7|
|Tabouli, 1/2 cup||180||12|
|Shawourma, 4 oz||280||15|
|Falafel, fried, 1 medium, 1 oz||60||4|
|Baklava, 1 piece, 1.8 oz||245||18|