Healthy Breakfast Choices for Passover!

Contrary to what everyone thinks, you can eat healthy over Passover!

The whole trick is just to be a little organized and have healthy options readily available in your fridge and pantry. Healthy lunches and suppers are not so difficult. You can make delicious fresh salads topped with tuna, hard boiled eggs, cheese, left over chicken or fish, have baked potatoes, grilled chicken or fish – there’s lots of healthy options.

Breakfast and snacks are a little more challenging. In the past my breakfast consisted of a sheet (or two) of matzo spread with lots of cream cheese and kosher strawberry jam (the best!!) or Passover desserts. Delicious – yes, but over the years I’ve realized that starting my day like that, led to poorer choices for the rest of the day and made me feel like I was going to explode.

Here are Some Healthy Breakfast Ideas:

  • 1 piece of whole wheat matzo with 1/4 avocado and a side of tomatoes and sliced cucumbers
  • hard boiled egg slices on 1 piece of whole wheat matzo
  • cheese or veggie omelet
  • yogurt with fruit and some walnuts
  • yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit and topped with Homemade Passover Granola (the picture!)
  • cottage cheese and berries with 1 piece of whole wheat matzo

If you would ask my kids, their best breakfast during Passover is apple cake! Does this mean that fried matzo didn’t make the ‘healthy’ cut too? You know I’m not one for ‘deprivation’ so have it as an occasional treat, but if you’re trying to stay on track and eat more mindfully, try one of the suggestions above.

What’s your favorite breakfast during Passover?
I’d love to know!

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