Shabbat can be the hardest day of the week to keep carbohydrate and sugar consumption at moderate, healthy levels. Challah, cakes, and dips are the obvious challenges. Sugar-rich salad dressings, chicken or meat cooked in sugary sauces, wraps and cholent can be very high in carbohydrates and can deceive even those with the best intentions. 

The following menu revolves around protein rich food and fresh produce, light salad dressings and even a classic (but healthier version) fruit crisp. 

Related: A Paleo Shabbat Menu

SMOKED SALMON TARTARE

Smoked Salmon Tartare

You can feel free to use raw salmon or tuna in this recipe, but it is equally delicious with smoked salmon, which may be more acceptable to some people.   

SEARED TUNA AVOCADO SALAD

Avocado and Seared Tuna Steak Salad

This Avocado and Seared Tuna Steak Salad rivals any restaurant version.  

QUINOA CHOLENT

Passover gluten free quinoa cholent

Gluten free cholent is easy and delicious when you replace the barley with quinoa. We love this version with a few special surprise ingredients.  

LEMON SUMAC GREEN BEANS

Sumac Green Beans

Green beans are so much more vibrant when paired with tangy sumac and lemon. Skip the whole boiling water routine and just sauté the beans in evoo with a sprinkling of garlic.  

BERRY COBBLER CRISP

Berry Cobbler Crisp

Skip the ice cream when serving this light version of the classic fruit crisp. 

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