Healthy Rosh Hashana Menu Planner

Plan a healthy Rosh Hashana menu.
584718060

584718060

Photo by: Vlad Fishman ©This content is subject to copyright.

Vlad Fishman, This content is subject to copyright.

The Jewish New Year is a two-day celebration where it’s customary to dip apples in honey to symbolize a sweet new year. The evening feast includes delicious foods such as pomegranate to represent fruitfulness and a round challah to signify the cycle of the year. Here are several dishes you can make for a healthy, delicious holiday.

Planning Your Menu

With back-to-school in full swing and work commitments, it’s a busy time to prepare a holiday menu. Proper planning, however, can help you have a delicious holiday meal. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

• Select one or two healthy recipes and start preparing a few days in advance so you don’t get stuck in the kitchen pulling an all-nighter.

• Make a grocery list according to the flow of the market, which will help you save time when food shopping.

• If soup is on the menu, prepare it a few days in advance. If you prepare it a week or more in advance, store it in the freezer.

• Prep vegetables the night before. If you can recruit a few helpers to assist with the prep, that’s even better!

• If you still feel overwhelmed, ask each family attending to bring a dish. To ensure they bring a healthy dish, send them a preselected recipe (like one from the list below!).

Starters
Mains
Sides
Desserts

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of  The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day .

Keep Reading

Next Up

10 Healthy Rosh Hashana Sides

Celebrate Rosh Hashana with these 10 light and delicious sides.

5 Rosh Hashana Dishes with a Healthy Side

poached pears Much of the celebration surrounding the Jewish New Year revolves around foods like the traditional apple dipped in honey, to signify a sweet new year. But there's plenty of more room at the feast.

Spotlight Recipes: Rosh Hashanah Menu

Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year. To celebrate the two-day holiday, celebrants fill their homes with family, food and good wishes. Beyond the traditional apples dipped in honey, here's a menu to help keep bring you a sweet, happy and healthy new year to come.

22 Healthy Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with these delicious recipes. Each recipe is not only healthy, but is also suitable for a kosher-style meat-based meal. And don’t forget to pick up local apples and honey from your farmers market for a sweet start to the New Year.

Healthiest Fast-Food Menu Items

Believe it or not, there ARE healthier options available at popular fast food joints.

A Tailgating Menu That's Sneakily Healthy

Tailgating season is upon us. And while beer and chips are bound to be part of that roundup, it’s totally possible to add some healthy items to the mix with this menu.

Food News: Hotels Debut Healthier Menus

Fairmont Hotels and Westin Hotels & Resorts are setting the standard for new hotel meal options. Both companies have rolled out healthy menus for even the pickiest of eaters.

Thanksgiving Countdown Planner [Infographic]

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner and not sure where to start? Relax — getting ready for the holiday is easy with our tips and recipes.