We start out Pesach with grand plans. We’re feeling like royalty–dressed in our finest clothes, the table is set for a king and we even lean to drink our wine.
And then, only a few hours into the holiday, the matzah, matzah balls, brisket, potatoes and chocolate-eggy-sugary-potato-starch concoction settles in, and we feel like beached whales. And that’s pretty much how we feel the rest of the 8-day food fest.
I promise, you, though, that there’s a way to eat like royalty on Pesach without feeling miserable. And, there are healthy Pesach recipes that don’t involve nibbling on salad, leaving you still hungry.
Since vegetables are the basis of most of my family’s meals, it turns out there are a lot of recipes already on this blog that are kosher for Pesach. And since we’re all a bit, uh, busy right now, I’ll do you a favor. I’ll sift through the blog for you.
Odds & Ends soup (use this as your soup broth for all the recipes below)
Strawberry rhubarb soup
Creamy potato soup
Farro Salad (substitute quinoa for the farro)
Quinoa with chestnuts
Roasted root vegetables
Sauteed kale (or any other green, for that matter)
Quinoa with pesto
Sweet potato and candied pecans
Spinach mushroom and garlic sauce (for over quinoa)
Swiss chard with feta
Middle Eastern vinaigrette
Herb stuffed chicken
Indian stew (use quinoa instead of lentils, chickpeas and tempeh)
Chinese stir fry (over quinoa)
Pistachio chicken salad
Grilled chicken breast over spinach salad
Salmon with pesto or cucumber dill sauce
Chocolate dippin’ sauce
Homemade coffee creamer
Almond butter dressing
Brew it at home mocha and Mocha Shake
Yogurt and herb dip
Pears in wine compote