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Back in the day I absolutely dreaded Passover. No pasta? Are you kidding me?!
These days it’s more “no legumes?!” There’s a lot less dread going into the holiday since my diet has changed but I do miss my peanut butter, green beans, peanut butter, sugar snap peas, peanut butter.. I mean, I don’t discriminate against other nut butters, but I always go back to the peanut. Before I get into my Passover eats, let me just say that I’m not super strict. I follow the gist of the holiday and many of the rules, but I don’t turn my life upside down and completely rid my house of anything that isn’t K for P.
Probably my most difficult swap because I love my grains with breakfast, but I figured it out. I mashed half of a banana with 6 egg whites and cinnamon, scrambled that, and added some pre-roasted kabocha at the end. I topped it with my coconut cashew butter and called it breakfast! Like I said, I don’t discriminate against other nut butters.
I also had a nice treat to go with my breakfast. At Seder, I found the Afikomen [yes, I’m extremely proud of myself] and this awesome coffee was my prize!
I brought a salad to Seder with bell pepper, roasted kabocha, and craisins. I made a ton just in case and ended up bringing some home [darn] so I just used that for my lunch, added some jicama, grilled buffalo chicken, and avocado. Man, Passover is tough 😉
Possibly my new favorite
smoothie smuice. It’s chock full of veggies so it’s not too sweet [mom, are you reading?] but it also doesn’t taste too “green”.. know what I mean? I still used some protein powder in this even though it’s not necessarily K for P. I check the ingredient list and decided it was a go. I had half of the mix between lunch and dinner and threw the other half in the fridge.
And then I went back for more.. does that kind of defeat the purpose, Whitney?
Also, I needed to show off my new cell phone case.
Oh hey there pasta! Sort of.. I had to adjust this recipe for Mediterranean Smothered Chicken to make it Passover-friendly so it pretty much ended up being a really tasty tomato sauce with chicken and zucchini noodles. Still a winner nonetheless.
Apple with coconut cashew butter.. because how could I say no to more nut butter?
I realized with all of the Passover recipe round-ups that I never did one, so here’s a quick list of some of my Passover-friendly recipes!
- Apple Pie Pancakes [without the peanut fluff and granola toppings]
- Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes [again without toppings]
- Fiesta Citrus Chicken
- Grandma Barr’s Tzimmes
- Spaghetti Squash Kugel
- Eggy Quinoa Stuffed Squash
- Sweet Potato & Zucchini Latkes
- Creamy Coconut Cashew Butter
- Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter
- Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter Quinoa Granola
- Roasted Banana Berry Chocolate Cups
- Strawberry Yogurt Bites
Food for Thought
If you keep kosher for Passover, what do you miss most?
If you don’t keep Passover, what would you miss most?