How to Make Healthier Choices During Passover!
I’m stuffed – how about you?
We hosted two wonderful Seders at our house and after weeks of planning, it’s over just like that. Now to deal with the leftovers! One day is fine, but to be honest, my body feels like it’s going to burst! No matter how many healthy dishes I had, it’s food overload and it seems never ending. I feel so stuffed and really need to get back to eating ‘healthy’! If you are observing Passover, you must be faced with the same challenges that I am!
Healthy lunches and suppers are not so difficult. You can make delicious fresh salads topped with some good protein choices like tuna, hard boiled eggs, cheese, chicken or fish. Side dishes can be baked potatoes, grilled veggies – there are lots of healthy options available. Do you find breakfast challenging? It’s only been a few days, but I’m already missing my oatmeal!! Years ago I used to indulge in a sheet (or two) of matzo, spread with lots of cream cheese and strawberry jam. Delicious – yes, but starting your day like that can lead to making poor choices for the rest of the day.
Healthy Breakfast or Lunch Options:
- Tomato, Onion and Broccoli Frittata
- 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 and veggie omelet
- Yogurt with fruit and some walnuts
- Cottage cheese and berries
- Yogurt and fruit topped with Passover Homemade Granola
If you would ask my kids, their best breakfast during Passover is apple cake lol! 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 healthy breakfast and lunches choices do you make during Passover?
Please share in the comments below 🙂