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.

Your best hostess gift (and way to get kids to eat veggies!) yet!

Many of you know it is my mission to change how we think we have to feed one another. Our friends and family, 95% of the time, will be thrilled when we don’t over-stuff them or give them tempting foods they’d rather avoid. As an example of this, here are the results of my healthy Purim efforts, which are also healthy snack and hostess gift ideas to inspire you, regardless of whether you ever celebrate Purim. And if you do-to help you all year round, not just on Purim. Keep reading!

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 […]

2 Recipes: Vegan Hamantaschen and a Bonus Dessert!

Vegan Purim Success! As I start thinking about my first Passover as a vegan (and not just vegetarian), I’m happy to report a successful first vegan Purim. I can’t eat most of the candy (good for me!) and had to make my own to get vegan hamantaschen (I hear there is one brand that is […]