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Pre-Yom Kippur Menu: Hearty and Filling Foods


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Before a fast day, it’s important to fill yourself up with hearty foods but it’s also very important to avoid overly spicy and salty ingredients. Keeping that in mind, I’ve created a menu of recipes that will fill you up before the fast but won’t make you feel bloated or thirsty. A few tips to remember for your last meal before the fast of Yom Kipper: don’t overeat, drink tons of water, eat foods that are easy to digest and eat a lot of protein and complex carbohydrates. So enjoy your pre-Yom Kippur meal and have a safe and meaningful fast!

Salsa Baked Salmon

Pressure Cooker Oxtail Soup

Pressure Cooker Oxtail Soup

Whole Wheat Couscous Cake

Strawberry Fig Pistachio Tart

Gingerbread Loaf

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About Melinda Strauss


Melinda Strauss is the Director of Special Events for the Kosher Media Network. Melinda is a self-taught cook, food blogger, and mother of two young children from Woodmere, New York. She loves to be adventurous and daring in the kitchen and hopes to inspire her readers by adding fresh twists to simple recipes and bravely using unusual ingredients in an accessible way. You can visit Melinda on her blog Kitchen-Tested to see illustrated, step-by-step recipes and stories.




4 Responses to Pre-Yom Kippur Menu: Hearty and Filling Foods

  1. avatar says: Yonina

    No strawberries in season now in Israel.

  2. avatar says: Carol

    Very many orthodox Jews in Israel do not eat figs or strawberries as they are considered infested and not checkable.

  3. For those concerned about availability or suitability of figs or strawberries — sliced apricots, nectarines, or plums would make a great substitute. Apricots in particular go well with pistachios (and are often featured together in dishes ranging from baked goods to quinoa and couscous recipes.)

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