The new year starts on Rosh Hashana, the slate is wiped clean on Yom Kippur, and the Torah reading cycle starts anew on Simchas Torah. And what begins the Monday after the holidays of Tishrei come to a close? My new diet, that's what. Eating healthy on a holiday or weekday is often times a lot easier said than done, especially when one considers the other priorities that take precedence. I find that when I call it a "diet" I usually end up gaining weight because I'm always saying "diet starts tomorrow… or after ____ treat". Instead, I find that it's much more sustainable to focus on eating healthier rather than restricting oneself. Below are 40 healthy dishes (even dessert!) for each meal of the day. Hatzlacha!
Start the day right with power-packed punch of protein, carbs and healthy fats. If you're up to it, (not sure if I even am), try a smoothie filled with veggies and fruits to help get those necessary nutrients in early.
Benedict Goes to Norway (substitute with whole wheat, sourdough or gluten-free bread)
At lunch I'm always faced with the tough decision of having a large lunch or instead having a large dinner. I tend to lean towards the former and eat a heavier lunch, limiting myself to a small dinner. Whatever you prefer, the lunch recipes below work great paired up (1/2 sandwich + soup and/or salad) or as larger stand-alone portions.
The nerve-enducing afternoon snack doesn't have to wreck a good day of eating. Try drinking a large glass of water and moving a bit before you snack to reduce fake hunger inducing factors such as dehydration and tension.
Chickpea Snack (try it with za'atar!)
After a long day treat yourself to a healthy, satisfying dinner followed by a sweet dessert.
Mushroom Chow Fun (small portion!)
See more healthy recipes here!