Here are the last 10 tips in my 30 Tips in 30 Days Countdown to Passover Series! There is still time to get Passover the Healthy Way: Light, Tasty and Easy Recipes Your Whole Family Will Enjoy at www.passoverthehealthyway.com.
TIP # 10: Be a smart consumer and know your prices. Check out the circulars from the various stores that have Passover sections and make a list of which items are less expensive in which store. Then, organize your shopping days to avoid running back and forth between stores to check prices. The prep time you put in before you head out to the stores will be a time saver later on!
TIP # 9: Sour cream is high in fat and calories. If your family loves cheese blintzes or crepes topped with sour cream, swap out the sour cream and top with low fat plain yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon to help trim both fat and calories without trimming the flavor!
TIP # 8: Make it from scratch! Pre-packaged foods and baked goods can be pricey. Try preparing these items from scratch. More often than not, most staple items can be found right in your kitchen and you can modify the ingredients of your family recipe to make it healthier! You will cut down on sodium, fat (specifically trans-fat) and unhealthy additives often found in these processed foods by making it yourself. Don’t know how? Passover the Healthy Way cookbook has all your favorite Passover recipes that have been modified to be lower in fat, sugar, and/or sodium and most importantly are DELICIOUS! Order your copy at www.passoverthehealthyway.com and receive a FREE gift with your order!
TIP # 7: One of my kids favorite dairy Passover dishes is Sweet Matzoh Kugel. Regular Matzoh Kugel has about 8-10 grams of fat and 68 mg of cholesterol per serving. I swap out full fat cheese and use low fat cottage cheese, and egg whites instead of whole eggs. It’s delicious and has only 1 gram of fat and 4 milligrams of cholesterol. Try it!
TIP # 6: Don’t pay extra for convenience! While it may be tempting to buy that fruit platter or vegetable crudité platter all prepared, these pre-made platters often cost more. This Passover season purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and prepare it at home!
TIP # 5: The leader of the Seder reclines on a pillow during the Seder. Have the kids decorate a pillow for dad…it’s a fun craft the kids will enjoy and be proud of!
TIP # 4: Nuts are a popular snack on Passover and a lot of Passover recipes call for nuts. While nuts are a healthy choice, you must watch your portion sizes. If a Passover recipe calls for 1 cup of nuts, try cutting the amount in half and toast them to bring out the flavor! This will cut the calories and fat in half!
TIP # 3: Mistakes are a part of life. Keep track of what worked and what didn’t this holiday season. Save the list to make improvements for next year.
TIP # 2: Set the Seder table on Thursday, the day before Passover begins. It’s one less thing you have to do on Friday! If you haven’t purchased your copy of Passover the Healthy Way cookbook, you still have time! Hurry, go to www.passoverthehealthyway.com and order your copy today!
TIP # 1: In spite of all the chaos in getting ready for Passover, make sure you take the time to relax and enjoy your loved ones, and take the time to remember what Passover is all about. And don’t forget to enjoy all the delicious food Passover the Healthy Way brought to you this holiday season!