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A Healthy Shabbat Dinner Menu

 

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Whether your soft spot is kugel, potato salad or Challah– or something in between every Friday presents the temptation to overindulge and pack on the pounds. Don’t let Shabbat dinner sabotage your healthy eating plan with these simple tips and
yummy recipes!

Israeli Inspired Chopped Salad

Color your table

Start your meal with veggie appetizers like an Israeli salad, pickles, matboucha, sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Because you and your guests have nowhere to be, the meal could last for hours, and surely rack up the calories. By filling up on low calorie veggies you are less likely to overeat during the main course of the meal.  Try this Israeli inspired leafy green salad, filled with flavor and nutrients but light on calories.

Easy Beef Roast

Roast it

Swap out traditional brisket for a roast and trim 1/3 of the calories and half of the fat. Roasts are delicious and super easy to make. This no mess, no fuss recipe will surely be your go to week after week! The last ingredient is your choice so you can
switch it up each week!

Brown Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruit

Go for the grain

Swap out couscous, yellow or white rice for whole grain and add some slivered almonds and sweet dried cranberries for some crunch, flavor and visual appeal. Plus you’ll get a boost of protein and omega 3’s from the almonds and antioxidants from
the dried cranberries.

Jello Fruit Salad

End on a sweet note

Oftentimes when dessert rolls around my guests favor fruit over decadent treats, after all we have been eating for hours! Save yourself some time and calories with this easy and light fruity jello.

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About Sierra Winter-Ovadia

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Sierra Winter-Ovadia is an avid foodie who loves to cook…and eat. She is the author of My Healthy Kosher Kitchen, which features an ecletctic collection of recipes for an adventureous palate. When she's not busy cooking in the kitchen you can find her grocery shopping and dining out for inspiration.

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