50+ healthy Passover recipes that will take your holiday menu from traditional to gourmet!
The eight day Jewish holiday of Passover is coming up, during which there are many foods we cannot eat, including anything made from or with wheat, barley, oats, rye, and spelt – collectively called hametz (or chametz). In my family’s tradition we are also not allowed to eat rice, corn, and any legumes, including beans, lentils, and peanuts. (Here’s a good guide to what foods are Kosher for Passover.)
When I was a kid, my memories of Passover food included the classic Jewish meals of matzo ball soup, brisket, and potato kugel and then the Passover specialties of matzo pizza, lots of eggs, a special pancake my father made called bubalah (which was full of sugar), and boatloads of processed Passover cake mixes. Needless to say, Passover and healthy were not two words that were often in the same sentence!
Healthy Passover Recipes Are Here!
But times have changed, and healthy Passover recipes are easier to come by as the options available during Passover week have grown over the years, especially with the popularity of gluten free and paleo diets. Plus with all the zoodles and veggie noodles people are making these days with their spiralizers there are even more healthy Passover recipes to choose from.
While I still enjoy some of the traditional favorites of my childhood and hope you do the same, I encourage you to break from the mold of your grandparents and great-grandparents and try some modern – dare I say gourmet – recipes that are Kosher for Passover and healthy and delicious to boot! (And if you don’t celebrate Passover, but you follow a gluten-free diet, this roundup will also keep you busy in the kitchen and your palate interested!)
NOTE: Depending on your Passover traditions, these recipes may include some ingredients you do not eat. They can easily be omitted from the recipes.
Do you have any favorite healthy Passover recipes?
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Wishing all who celebrate a happy and healthy Passover holiday!
*Depending on your Passover traditions, these recipes may include some ingredients you do not eat. They can easily be omitted from the recipes.