September 20, 2010 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #592406
As this time of year comes by, I know its not the best time for dieters. Especially since its a 3 day Yom Tov, its very hard on our digestive system. So does anyone have any ideas to keep this a healthy Yom tov, whether its a dietetic recipe or just some very good tips?
Ill start with one very good one- CUT DOWN ON THE CHALLAH!!! I find that challah is a big filler (and killer). Better to have one piece/ two halves than 3 or 4. Any one else??September 20, 2010 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #697494
C’mon does anyone have any good ideas?? I’m desperate!September 20, 2010 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #697495shindyMember
Serve filling veggie soups and salads before you get to the main course. I have a good cucumber salad recipe if you would like…September 20, 2010 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #697496
Shindy- thats in the menu already! ( I also have a great cucumber salad recipe, but you can post yours anyway for the other CR readers!)
Also a fruit salad at the start of a meal is also very good!September 20, 2010 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #697497Hello KittyMember
My family decided to skip the cake this year and instead to make diff. salads for each seudah. Even though they have dips that are not so healthy but its atleast better than cake.September 21, 2010 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #697498
I tried this by Rosh Hashana and it really worked- after each seuda i took a walk around the block, as it gave a chance for the food to digest before i went to sleep. I felt lighter the whole Yom Tov, not that nauseas and heavy feeling i had s/t had.September 21, 2010 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #697499Sister BearMember
I tried this by Rosh Hashana and it really worked- after each seuda i took a walk around the block, as it gave a chance for the food to digest before i went to sleep. I felt lighter the whole Yom Tov, not that nauseas and heavy feeling i had s/t had.
For some odd reason, every Shabbos and Yom Tov I have to walk. I go crazy sitting inside all day, and this never happens during the week. I guess that’s why I never feel nauseas or overstuffed on Yom Tov. 🙂
Try making more poultry for main dishes instead or roast and meat. It’s lighter for sure but I don’t know if healthy.
Portion control always helps. 🙂September 21, 2010 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #697500minyan galMember
This thread reminds me of an old joke: A brief synopsis of all Jewish holidays: they tried to kill us, we won, lets eat.
It seems that we Jew are always concerned with what is on the menu and the more the table groans, the better we feel. A true story – many years ago while driving by a Salvation Army church, I happened to notice their sign said “Jesus is coming, are you ready?”. Emes – the first thing that went through my mind was “what would I serve?”
On a more serious note, I would like to wish you all a happy and healthy Sukkot complete with warm weather and a wasp free environment. Enjoy your families and friends and remember that you can diet next week.September 21, 2010 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #697501
Thank you Minyan, you too!September 21, 2010 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #697502
I won’t have internet access till after sukkos, so wishing everyone a beautiful, and healthy Yom Tov!!!
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