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5 Healthy High Holiday Main Courses


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I refuse to admit that the summer is quickly coming to a close, but instead I’m focusing on the upcoming simcha of the month of Tishrei to distract me from my end of summer blues.  While in Israel my waistline benefitted from the hills of Tzfat and the generally low-cal mediterranean diet.  I hope to continue this healthy trend back here in the states, and I have a strong feeling I’m not the only one looking for healthy, satisfying and holiday-worthy main courses.  See just five of our many holiday recipes below, and check out more ideas here and here.



Roasted Apple Brisket

Roasted Apple Brisket: The apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah represent our wishes to a sweet and lucrative new year.  Continue this wishful theme with the savory, yet free of heavy sauce, Roasted Apple Brisket.



Honey-Sesame Glazed Chicken

Honey-Sesame Glazed Chicken: This delicious chicken is simply spiced with white wine, garlic and honey, yet rich in flavor.  It will look spectacular on your yom tov table!



Salmon Roulade: A good friend of mine simply can’t stomach most animal products and for health reasons has to steer clear of them, even on shabbos and yontiff.  For her it is a special treat to have fish and really makes the holiday meal special, the Salmon Roulade is perfect choice because of its striking appearance and is cooked with almost no fat!



Stuffed Turkey Breast: A really lovely option if you’re having a small crowd over for a yom tov meal.  The ingredients and preparation are simple, I only emphasize small crowd because each turkey breast must stuffed individually which can be time consuming if you have many other courses to prepare.  If you have any quick tricks for preparing a dish like this, please leave a comment and let me know!



Chickpea Tagine: There’s an idea that one should honor the holiday by serving both fish and meat.  For a variety of dietary reasons or personal preferences not everyone chooses to serve both meat and fish by both lunch and dinner.  The Chickpea Tagine is an elegant and holiday appropriate vegetarian main course option.  Try serving it in festive colorful dishes to compliment the colorful stew.


What are your favorite yom tov dishes?  How do you eat healthy during the holidays?  Please share below!


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About Rivka Lieberman


Rivka Lieberman is a student at Bryn Mawr College with a major in Spanish. She is always on the hunt for the next great cookbook and enjoys spending her time cooking, learning, traveling and spending time with loved ones.




One Response to 5 Healthy High Holiday Main Courses

  1. i enjoy following your recipes and making them when i have the time! thanks!

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