Last Second Easy Purim ideas!

Purim is the usual type of Jewish holiday… “They tried to kill us. It didn’t work. Let’s eat!” But there are several mitzvot (commandments) and minhagim (customs) very particular to Purim. These make plenty of work for parents and plenty of fun for kids. I’m giving you easy ideas for a few of the requirements and customs: HAMANTASCHEN, MISHLOACH MANOT and your PURIM SEUDAH.

One-pot wonders for Purim

These are all great family recipes, whether you celebrate Purim, are vegan, vegetarian or not. Who doesn’t want a warm, one-pot meal at the end of the day? …Especially when your kids are tugging on your sleeve to get to shul for Megillah and the all-important costume contest!

Easy, healthy family meal (Purim, Part 2)

What if I told you that you could make an easy dinner using whole foods (everyone I know is on whole 30!), that feels fun, festive and takes 10 minutes? I kid you not… Speaking of kids, mine loved it! Score!
What is it? Pumpkin chili and gorgeous fruit and veggie platters. Yes, we know the veggie platters are my shtick. That’s because they work. Who wouldn’t be excited by a gorgeous assortment of colors, shapes and textures?

Healthy and Fun Ideas for Purim Mishloach Manot (Purim Part 1)

It’s that time of year again…Purim: a time supposed to be filled with merriment and joy that become stressful and unhealthful. Now, I wouldn’t let that happen to you, would I? Here are 5+ healthy mishloach manot ideas, including the ever adorable mason jar mishloach manot.

Happy and Healthy Purim!

Another Purim, another week we are trying to stay healthy around here in the midst of cookie and candy insanity! Lest you still need ideas or just like to see fun stuff – here is a picture of the healthy mishloach manot (using baby fruit and veggies) we gave out last year and a link to the post.

Mega-Purim Post! Cute Mini Stuff in Mason Jars!

This week we are all about Purim around here! The Healthy Family, Healthy You family is rocking a Healthy Family, Healthy You mishloach manot theme this year! Mini zucchini, mini banana, mini pepper and a tiny bag of chopped nuts from www.minimus.biz (great resource!). We are always adventurous with hamantaschen (and of course we use […]

Your Healthier (Vegan) Mother’s Day Menu 2017

Let’s look forward to a leisurely Mother’s Day brunch, one with as little guilt as possible! Pick your treat. Make it high quality and worth the splurge!
Although I don’t want to be working too hard for Mother’s Day brunch, I do want to put in the effort and try this whole carrot lox phenomena (Don’t worry…I’ll give my fish-eating guests the real thing!). I may even go the extra mile and make a healthier vegan cream cheese. I’ll provide you with a recipe in case you decide to make the effort.

5 Tips & a 1 ingredient recipe for a Sane and Healthy Passover!

If you read this blog, you’re probably looking for ways to eat well during Passover (or anytime!). Vegan or not (and let me tell you – it ain’t easy for Passover!), we all want fresh food with plenty of vitamins and fiber that won’t weigh us down like all the heavy matza and meat!
I’ve got the answer for you. How to have a healthy Pesach: eat raw food. Lucky for you and me, I have an amazing new resource that I

How to feel lighter after a two-day holiday (+Recipe)

Is it possible to feel lighter after a 2-day holiday? Yes! It is. Here’s how I did it.