An easy, refreshing, dairy-free Shavuot

Creating a dairy-free menu for Shavuot is not as hard as it seems. You can make a Shavuot meal that is light, refreshing and plant-based. Today’s new recipe is a Citrus Salad with Strawberry Lemon Salad Dressing. The upcoming Jewish holiday of Shavuot commemorates G-d giving the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. […]

Shavuot Salad and Vegan Cheesecake

Vegan Cheesecake

This week is the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot is a celebration of the spring harvest and the bringing of the first fruits to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, in ancient times. However, it is more commonly known for it’s focus on dairy foods. An explanation of several reasons for Shavuot’s focus on dairy foods […]

10 Fresh, Healthy, Plant-Based Shavuot Menu Ideas

Shavuot is here! Time for heavy cheesecake, gooey lasagna, and lots of ice cream! Well, not around here… If you are looking for a healthier, plant-based or vegan Shavuot – or just looking for healthier options to add to your traditional foods, I’ve got what you need right here! 7 Layer Salad https://jewseatveggies.com/vegan-7-layer-salad-for-memorial-day/ The 7 […]

3 Fresh Recipes for Shavuot (Vegan, gluten-free)

Shavuot starts this weekend. Here are three healthy vegan non-dairy recipes for the holiday that celebrates dairy. Vegan Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bites, Israeli Herb Salad, Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus

New Recipes – Vegan/Healthier Memorial Day/Shavuot 2017

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday celebrating the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It’s a tradition to stay up all night learning Torah for the holiday. It’s also a tradition to stuff yourself full of cheesecake, lasagna and other dairy delights. If you’re looking for healthier options, keep reading! After a few tough years, […]

Shavuot and Every Meal Made Easy!

Tasha’s Tip: This particular blog refers to places local to DC and Maryland. However, wherever you live – and whichever holidays you celebrate – you should find a local place where you can buy food of the same quality, ingredients and calories, as what you would/could make at home. Unless you live in a super […]

Plant-based recipes for the 9 days

ALL of the recipes on www.HealthyFamilyHealthyYou.com are plant-based and suitable for the 9 days, during which observant Jews do not eat meat or drink wine. If you do regularly eat meat, it’s your lucky year! There are really only five nights of a non-meat dinner you need to figure out (and I’m giving you 6 meal ideas). The rest of the meals are on Shabbat when you can eat meat.

Feeding your family well on Shavuos – Simply and Sanely!

The way Shavuot falls this year (10 days from now) we are looking at a three day yuntov. Because of the length and because it starts with Shabbat, I really have to keep my menus simple to maintain my sanity. I encourage you to do the same! You’ll also want to do as much prep ahead of time as possible.

I have two suggestions to simplify your menu.

The Mexican Menu + New Recipes

A Mexican Feast. Here is the complete menu, for your copying pleasure, along with the recipes, resources and shortcuts that I used. The point is healthy and delicious, not to kill yourself in the kitchen. Even with shortcuts, there is already plenty of that around here! New Jicama salad recipe.