Surviving So Much Food

With all the joy and family time approaching this month of holidays comes a lot of food. Pretty much any time with Jews brings a lot of food. It takes a lot of discipline to keep from overeating when we're surrounded by food for days at at time. And, it takes a plan. While nothing's … Continue reading Surviving So Much Food

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Happy 4th of July

With 4th of July falling on Shabbos this year, it calls for a bit of effort to make the Independence Day feel festive. Try these easy, healthy recipes to add to your Shabbos. Move over Bomb Pops, these red, white & blue Patriotic Pops are just as fun and a whole lot healthier. Ingredients: Red … Continue reading Happy 4th of July

My Buckeye Contribution

I tried to get my four kids to line up in the O-H-I-O formation for this blog post on my healthy version of the classic favorite, buckeyes. The big game is on New Year's and it will be the first game I've seen all season. I once watched nearly every game, every year, but I … Continue reading My Buckeye Contribution

Insanely good doughnuts

There's nothing about a doughnut that's healthy. Absolutely nothing. But, they're insanely good and and thereby totally worth enjoying on Chanukah. These are whole wheat, which seems antithetical to a gooey, oily dough pastry, except that I only keep whole wheat flour in the house. Even so, these doughnuts taste just as fluffy as any … Continue reading Insanely good doughnuts

Fall favorites for Sukkos

For a family that loves camping and the outdoors, there's pretty much no better holiday than Sukkos. Despite the anticipation of 12 (!) upcoming meals, all the size of a typical American's Thanksgiving dinner, I can't wait. To manage the cooking and eating of all that food, read the following posts. Simplifying Sukkos Cheaper, easier … Continue reading Fall favorites for Sukkos

3-Day Yom Tov Plan

There's a lot to do to get ready for Rosh Hashana. Fall clothes to purchase, food to buy, menus to plan and--oh, yeah--teshuva to do. After all that, there's little time to plan more, but I'd like to humbly suggest one more plan to make all these days of cooking and eating leave us fulfilled … Continue reading 3-Day Yom Tov Plan

Healthy ‘American’ pie

There are loads of ideas for fun 4th of July activities and crafts for families online. Most of the desserts, though, contain lots of sugar and food coloring. This one is full of fruit, whole grains and uses less refined sugar. Happy 4th! Enjoy! FRUIT PIZZA 'AMERICAN PIE' For the crust: 2 cups whole wheat … Continue reading Healthy ‘American’ pie