We shared two beautiful Seders with wonderful family and friends and I can’t believe how much work went into those two nights and it’s over, just like that! My house is starting to get back to normal and now I’m trying to plan what to eat for the next few days. My family is okay with leftovers for one day, but to be honest, I feel so stuffed and really need to get back to eating ‘healthy’! If you are observing Passover, you must be faced with the same challenges that I am!
Healthy lunches and suppers are not so difficult. You can make delicious fresh salads topped with tuna, hard boiled eggs, cheese, left over chicken or fish, have baked potatoes, grilled chicken or fish – there’s lots of healthy options. But eating a healthy breakfast can be a challenge! It’s only been a few days, but I’m already missing my oatmeal!! In the past my breakfast was a sheet (or two) of matzo with cream cheese and jam. Delicious – yes, but starting your day like that can lead to making poor choices for the rest of the day.
Here are some different breakfast ideas that may help you stay on a healthier track:
- 1 piece of whole wheat matzo with 1/4 avocado and a side of tomatoes and sliced cucumbers
- hard boiled egg slices on 1 piece of whole wheat matzo
- cheese omelet with veggies
- yogurt with fruit and some walnuts
- cottage cheese and berries with 1 piece of whole wheat matzo
If you would ask my kids, their best breakfast during Passover is apple cake lol! Does this mean that fried matzo didn’t make the ‘healthy’ cut too? You know I’m not one for ‘deprivation’ so – have it as an occasional treat, but if you’re trying to stay on track and eat more mindfully, try one of the suggestions above.
Do you have a favorite breakfast that you eat during Passover? As always, I’d love to hear from you!
Please share your ideas and inspiration in the comments below:)