Holidays can be very stressful when you’re trying to eat well and feel good. As always, even though I’m primarily talking about the Jewish holidays, these tips apply to everyone at one time or another. So keep reading!
Want to stay on track and keep up your energy during Rosh Hashanah and other holidays?
Leave the sugar and flour to meals you are eating out. Any snacks (or meals at home) should revolve around fruits and vegetables.
When the kids come down for breakfast, have a beautiful bowl of fruit ready for them.
Make sure your children (and you!) have healthy snacks to bring to shul if you’re going to be there for a long time. Don’t rely on the potato chips provided in the kids’ programs. Make the snacks fun, using a paring knife or fruit and veggie cutters.
You can even pack a little snack/light lunch box.
Be a great guest and make your contribution to a yuntof meal you’re going to a practical and pretty veggie plate.
For Purim this year I bought these in a pack and used Press’n Seal plastic wrap to transport the platters.
You can leave out gorgeous veggie platters like these for anyone roaming through the kitchen in the afternoon. If they see a healthy choice first, they’re less likely to rummage through the cabinet for processed foods.
Kids running around outside and hungry? Don’t take the easy way out and bring a bag or a box of something processed to them. Bring a beautiful plate of rainbow veggies. There are so many to choose from now, such as peppers, carrots, tomatoes.
Here’s a snack kids only need one hand to eat.
Use a french fry cutter to create raw “fries” or beautiful flowers out of rainbow carrots.
Create sweet treats with the lollipop sticks you used for the baby cucumber pops.
Having a quiet dinner at home (instead of taking the kids out so they can melt down past their bed time!)?
Make leftover veggies look fun and exciting again.
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