Chef and Clean Food Expert Mareya "The Fit Foody" Ibrahim Makes National TV Debut on Recipe Rehab on ABC Stations; Takes on Celeb Chef Spike Mendelsohn

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Chef Mareya helps families overhaul their recipes without sacrificing flavor in competition style cooking show.

Chef Mareya, Founder of, Makes National TV Debut on Recipe Rehab on ABC Stations Saturday, Dec. 1st

“I love the concept of Recipe Rehab because it puts the focus on real families with real food dilemmas – how to enjoy favorite dishes without sacrifice. People will be blown away when they see apple pie overhaul. It's truly groundbreaking," added Ibrahim.

Mareya Ibrahim, chef and and creator of will make her first national TV debut on Recipe Rehab, a competition cooking on ABC Stations. The segment will air this Saturday, December 1st; air times vary by market. On this week's segment, Chef Mareya will take on Start Chef Spike Mendelhson in a head-to-head ‘rehab’ of a real family’s apple pie recipe, and are judged on taste, ease of preparation and importantly, health. The original recipe, weighing in at almost 600 calories and over 20 grams of fat per serving, gets a major overhaul by both chefs and the winner is selected by the family.

"Recipe Rehab," produced by Everyday Health and Trium, is the first program from a YouTube original channel to premiere on broadcast television. The popular program expanded its format debuted on ABC stations as an original half-hour, weekly educational and informational series beginning October 6, 2012. Each episode, the show's host Danny Boome plays referee between two competing chefs on a recipe recreation, with a healthy twist. The recipe comes from a real family who submitted their favorite, decadent dish. The "Recipe Rehab" chefs compete to take it from unhealthy to healthy. Once the chefs' burners have been turned off and the meals have been plated, that featured family casts their vote on which dish is the 'better eats' based on ease-to-make, taste, and closeness to the original recipe.

“I love the concept of this show because it puts the focus on real families with real food dilemmas – how to enjoy favorite dishes without sacrifice. After 18 years in the health and natural food industry, it’s my honor to cook up a solution that not only tastes good but rocks their world – and gets to be seen by a national audience,” commented Ibrahim. “People will be blown away when they see what happens in my kitchen challenge against Spike. It’s truly groundbreaking.” Ibrahim was part of the original cast of Recipe Rehab, originally a YouTube series.

"My mission on is to help families eat cleaner, everyday. That means as fresh as possible, minimizing consumption of saturated fat and focusing on whole grains. I also make recommendations on how to slash sugar and sodium and replace them with sound choices. Recipe Rehab allows me to bring my approach to the masses in a relevant and entertaining way," added Ibrahim.

This is Ibrahim’s first of 5 upcoming Recipe Rehab segments. A preview for the Apple Pie Rehab episode featuring Ibrahim can be viewed at Fans can continue to view the YouTube original program at

About Mareya Ibrahim
Mareya Ibrahim is “The Fit Foody” – a TV chef, writer, educator and award-winning food industry entrepreneur. Mareya is a featured chef on “Recipe Rehab,” a new competition-style cooking show on ABC. Her backpage column, “The Fit Foody”, appears in Edible Orange County Magazine and every Friday, she can be seen on San Diego Channel 6 news for Fit Foody Friday segments. Her philosophy on food is ‘feed your body, not your face’ using a plant-forward approach. She is also the founder of Grow Green Industries, INC. and, the premier destination for clean food products and information. Mareya also works with The Network for a Healthy California (Champions for Change), which helps low-income individuals and communities overcome barriers to eating healthy and being active through improved access to nutritious food and safe environments.

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