Healthy recipes, sides, and desserts for Passover or all year round!
Gluten Free, Dairy free, Refined Sugar Free, Quick, Easy, and delicious!
Pesach is a time when our regular eating habits and typical foods in our pantries and familiar repertoire are put on hold. This can be pretty challenging for most, especially if you are not used to eating grain free, whole foods based (and often even if you are!). It can be even harder for some to opt for healthier options, when the alternatives tend to have a whole lot of highly processed, not-so-good-for-you ingredients.
In the past, (before I became more aware of what I was eating and how I was feeling) I didn’t prepare too many other options or brainstorm healthy ideas to have on hand, so when I got hungry, I would eat whatever would be in the pantry. My stomach would later hurt and I would feel all sluggish and yucky afterward.
In these last two years, as I've stepped into a much cleaner, healthier way of eating, I’ve come into Pesach little more prepared, armed with healthier options, and it made a big difference for me.
I’d love to share some inspiration for recipes and ideas you can have on hand for a healthier Pesach, or options for any time of year.
FYI: I’m not much of a cook or baker by any means, my style is to add a little of this and a little of that, and hope for the best :) so instead of concrete, step by step recipes, I am opting to provide you with ideas, and some tried and true recipes at the end.
Let me know if you try anything out!
I hope you have a wonderful Pesach!
Chag Kasher V’Sameach <3
Here we go!
1. Quinoa Sushi
Nori, Quinoa, Avocado, cucumber, carrots…. Whatever other veggies or fruit you like in your sushi. You can add salmon or chicken for some extra protein.
2. Mix and Match Salad Inspo
Roasted mushrooms or peppers
Protein and Extras:
For non Vegans: Chicken, Salmon, hard boiled egg
Pumpkin seeds (check with your LOR)
1TBS + 1 tsp Olive oil
½ juice of lemon
Pink salt and black pepper to taste
3. Roasted Veggies
All color peppers
Pop over Cauliflower Rice or greens
4. Soups and Stews. Pop in your favorite veggies and spices, and optional chicken/meat (organic preferred!)
5. Omelet or Frittata for Chol Hamoade:
Ideally Pasture raised Organic Eggs, with your favorite mix of veggies like spinach, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, onion, tomato, if you’re feeling avocado, parsley or basil.
6. Inspo to keep on hand for healthy snacking:
Grapefruit or oranges
Apple + cinnamon almond butter
Cucumber and Carrot slices
Berries! My faves: Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.
Peppers, Avocado, Tomato (with matza?)
Raw nuts, or lightly salted (opt for no added oils or junk in the ingredients!)
7. Desserts: Download a free copy of our favorite Pesach Desserts here, including:
Energy Bites: These are not only DELICIOUS but I love that it’s a healthy little bite sized treat, perfect for any time of day. And best of all- no added sugar, healthy, unrefined ingredients and so easy to make!
Nice Cream: Skip the inflammation-causing dairy with this fan favorites.
Chia Pudding: Healthy "skin-happy" fats that can be topped with your favorite fruits, nuts, seeds and more.
Daniella is a Holistic Health Coach passionate about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and embracing the power of our natural selves. Daniella is the Founder of The Beauty Shift and passionate about natural beauty, non-toxic, holistic living, and that glow that comes from true health, peace of mind, and self love.