Healthy and Happy! Your Last-Minute Rosh Hashanah Menu

Marking the new year on the calendar, Rosh Hashanah is one of the most sacred and joyful Jewish holidays. You might not be prepped to host a full seder with all the traditional Rosh Hashanah foods, but you can enjoy a casual meal to celebrate the holiday with friends. Look to this menu for fresh, healthy, and — most importantly — delicious recipes everyone will love.

Apples and Honey


At Rosh Hashanah suppers, everyone dips apples slices into this honey as a hopeful symbol for the "sweet" new year to come. Start your guests off on the right note with your favorite fiber-filled variety of fresh apples and antioxidant-rich raw honey. Make sure to have these ready to go even if you're not hosting a full seder.

Green Salad With a Sweet Vinaigrette

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A green salad is a welcome addition at any gathering. Start off with mixed greens, and pile on your favorite produce, like tomatoes and fresh avocados. Drizzle your greens with this recipe for low-calorie apple cider vinaigrette, a sweet and simple recipe that supports healthy weight-loss goals and incorporates the star ingredient of the evening: honey.

Roasted Chicken With Fresh Veggies

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Instead of relying on pounds of butter for tender meat, this roasted chicken with vegetables makes use of a number of alternative ingredients, namely Dijon mustard and lemon juice, to keep things light and moist.

No-Cream Creamed Swiss Chard

Source: Leta Shy

This butter- and cream-free swiss chard side dish tastes as decadent and comforting as traditional recipes. It's a perfect complement to the rest of the Fall foods at your table.

Chocolate Cranberry Zucchini Bread

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Challah can tack on a ton of extra calories to your meal, but you can still enjoy a slice of fresh baked sweet bread — for dessert, that is! This sweet zucchini bread is a not-too-sweet treat everyone will enjoy.