The Day After Chanukah

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apple chicken and shwarma salad

Yes, we indulged. It was Chanukah, we had to. Tradition is super important, right? Of course.

And while we enjoyed, we said, “When Chanukah is over…” But—shouldn’t every day be delicious?

Holiday or weekday, an indulgent day or a diet day.  We invited four cooks to show us how.

The challenge?Create two light recipes.

The catch? A serving of both must total less than 500 calories.

So, yes, Chanukah is over.  We’re going to cut back on calories now—but not on taste. Nope, not all.

healthy stir fry

Stir Fried Chicken with Mango, Sugar Snap Peas, and Jalapenos

sauteed quinoa with mint

Sauteed Quinoa with Mint

The stir-fry and the quinoa are delicious together, as well as colorful, and festive, even for a holiday meal. And they’re low in calories!”

trifle shwarma salad

Trifle Shwarma Salad

Add a layer of any veggie you have in the house. This is a low-fat, no added sugar, high fiber, full of protein, and even low carb recipe that
the kids and hubby will eat!  A one-trifle wonder.

apple chicken

Asian Apple Chicken

The marinade in this recipe is low in carbohydrates, fat-free, and is great for grilling too.

quesdilla and tomato bisque

Roasted Tomato Bisque and Guacamole Quesadillas

There’s no deprivation in this meal!  Incorporating some healthy fats in your diet makes you feel full and satisfied.  The soup is light on calories, but loaded up with taste.  Roasted Tomato Bisque and Guacamole Quesadillas.

trifle and cookies

Mini Cheesecake Parfaits and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Mini Pareve Cheesecake Parfaits - People love individual servings because they get to have a taste without the guilt. Low in calories and
full of protein; you can even make these sugar-free.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - These are flour/gluten free and low in carbohydrates, but don’t hesitate to prepare them for all
your peanut butter cookie monsters. These are easy and delicious.

As seen in the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Winter 2011) - Subscribe Now.