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Best Foods To Eat Before Yom Kippur Fast


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With Rosh Hashanah behind us and Yom Kippur on the horizon I know it is time to share my fasting tips.  Even though we don’t eat for one day, there are still many customs and conversations surrounding this holiday.  Between what to eat before the fast to honor tradition and make the fast and easier one and what to eat after the fast, whether hosting a party or on your own, there is much to figure out.

As I was thinking about what to write this year, I looked back and realized I have said it all before and nothing has really changed.  I still believe the key to an easy fast is hydration, but not so much in the last hour that you end up missing Kol Nidrei because you are stuck on the toilet.  Drink throughout the day and try and skip that morning coffee.

For the rest of my tips and a dairy menu check out this Pre Fast Tips and Menu.

For a Pre Yom Kippur Menu with a Roast Chicken click here.

And if you want to know more about the pre fast meal from a tradition and customs stand point, read Rabbi Lawrence’s  Traditions for erev Yom Kippur.  If you are looking for a classic Jewish Kreplach Recipe look no further.

No matter what you do, eat a good hearty meal before the fast that leaves you full and satisfied, but not sick.  This year here is what I plan on making.

Mushroom Potstickers

Mushroom Potstickers

Honey Pecan Chicken

Honey Pecan Chicken

Sweet Potato and Carrot Bake

Sweet Potato and Carrot Bake

Roasted Broccoli

Israeli Fruit Salad

Israeli Fruit Salad


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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




3 Responses to Best Foods To Eat Before Yom Kippur Fast

  1. Love your recipies. Watch you on television every Monday night. Your great

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